Last Call- Steve McQueen Was Even Cooler Than the Cold War Edition

That’s Steve McQueen and his stuntman pal, Bud Ekins during the 1964 International Six Day Trial motorcycle race, held in communist East Germany. Both Ekins and McQueen rode Triumph 650s, but the race ended badly for the actor when a spectator rode into his path causing a crash and wrecking the bike. An excellent account of the ’64 ISDT can be found in the book Steve McQueen 40 Summers Ago.. . Hollywood Behind the Iron Curtain -by Rin Tanaka and Sean Kelly. Image source: [Frank Melling via Motorcycle.com]

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