Synopses & Reviews
No other Hollywood star has been so closely linked with cars and bikes, from the 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback he drove in Bullitt (in the greatest car chase of all time) to the Triumph motorcycle of The Great Escape. McQueen’s Machines gives readers a close-up look at the cars and motorcycles McQueen drove in movies, those he owned, and others he raced. With a foreword by Steve’s son, Chad McQueen, and a wealth of details about of the star’s racing career, stunt work, and car and motorcycle collecting, McQueen’s Machines draws a fascinating picture of one outsized man’s driving passion. Now in paperback.
With a wealth of details about Steve McQueens racing career, stunt work and car and motorcycle collecting, McQueens Machines draws a fascinating picture of one outsized mans driving passion.
About the Author
Matt Stone, executive editor of Motor Trend magazine, has been a professional automotive journalist and photographer since 1985. His voice is often heard on the syndicated Motor Trend Radio Network, and he serves as the magazine's history, design, and motorsport expert. Stone has a Bachelor's degree from Cal Poly Pomona, with a major in business and minors in journalism and marketing. He enjoys anything with four wheels, though demonstrates a particular passion for sports, performance, and racing cars of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Stone is a Chief Class Judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and is a member of SPEED TV's Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction broadcast team. He serves his profession as an officer, board member, committee chairman, and past-president of the Motor Press Guild (MPG) trade association. Matt has authored and photographed several automotive books for Motorbooks, including the best-selling 365 Cars You Must Drive. A California native, Stone resides in Glendale.
Matt Stone (Glendale, CA), former executive editor of Motor Trend magazine, has been a professional automotive journalist and photographer since 1985. He is the author and photographer of several books, including Motorbooks' best-selling My First Car (2011), 365 Cars You Must Drive (2006), and McQueen's Machines (2010). He is the co-author, with Preston Lerner, of Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman (2009, 2014) and History's Greatest Automotive Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed (Motorbooks, 2013, 2014).