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Steve McQueen’s 1915 Cyclone board track racer

One of six remaining, Steve McQueen’s 1915 Cyclone board track racer to cross the block in Las Vegas
on Feb 18th, 2015

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From its debut in 1913 to its demise in 1915, the Cyclone board track racer was, perhaps, the most technologically advanced motorcycle of its day. It’s estimated that nearly 300 were built over three years of production, but just six are reported to survive today; when a 1915 Cyclone once owned by Steve McQueen crosses the block in Las Vegas next month, speculation is that the motorcycle could become one of the priciest bikes ever sold at auction.

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The Amazing Motorcycle Models of Pere Tarragó

In the small Spanish town of Molins de Rei lives PereTarragó, a motorcycle builder of quite extraordinary skill. His bikes are completely unrideable—but that’s only because they’re 1:5 and 1:6 scale models.

These motorcycle models are nothing like the Revell or Tamiya kits you played with back in the 70s. In photographs, Tarragós creations are virtually impossible to separate from the real thing.

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In many ways, Tarragós process is similar to that of a regular custom builder: it involves lathes, milling and welding. But normal tools are often useless for this kind of detail work, so Tarragó has made his own.

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