Steve McQueen — Lost Motorcycle Discovered

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Rob made the discovery whilst friend Don Ince. Don, a bike specialist, enthusiast and had in his collection all the accounting books of Dye. Dye, considered by to be the father of motocross in the United was single handedly responsible for almost every Husqvarna brought into the United

Searching through the Dye records, Don the original invoice and Manufacturer’s of Origin belonging to Rob’s new The invoice, dated February 9, was made out to Solar Productions movie production company), and the MSO was a match with Rob’s noting the exact same number and Engine number.

In addition to these documents was a signed by Edison Dye, that the bike was to be held for Productions, and was to be picked up by Steve or Steve’s friend and associate Don

Tracing further through the (which included the original factory invoice) the pair that the bike was purchased by second owner from a California dealer in May 1972, who it for a few years in District 37 (the district Steve raced The Husky then sat in the second backyard until Jan 2008. The was then sold twice January, and finally found was into Rob’s hands in Feb almost 38 years to the day Steve it.

Whilst it is not yet proven that personally raced this there is good evidence it may be the #98 Husky which he is seen in the Lake Elsinore Grand in the 1971 cult motorbike documentary On Any Sunday . Firstly, the On Any motorcycle that he rode can be to have a compression release. The can be seen on the left side of the bars.

The motorcycle cylinder head be modified, professionally, with a sparkplug hole to install release (the Husqvarna never supplied this and Rob’s bike does the modified cylinder head. the exhaust pipe on the On Any Sunday appears to have a modified pipe, and again, Rob’s has a modified tail pipe. the bike was bought by Solar on February 9, 1970 and the McQueen/Elsinore featured in the film took on March 7-8, 1970.

Matt Stone, editor of and MotorTrend Classic magazines, and of the bestselling McQueen’s Machines: The and Bikes of a Hollywood Icon . has inspected the documents, and ridden and the bike, and believes that the Husky is an authentic ‘McQueen

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Since purchasing the Husky, Rob has restored it, doing only was necessary to get it running again the internal parts of the engine and rebuilt) and keeping it original.

The MSO (engine number blurred for

One final note:

When the was removed Rob’s repair found tucked away in the between the engine and frame an Lincoln head penny in a round plastic case not large than the penny. for thought — could it been placed there by for luck? The penny was dated the same year Steve’s son was born.

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