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(Yahoo)   Steve McQueen's vintage Indian to likely fetch up to $28,000. Also, Dude, "Indian" is not the preferred nomenclature. Native American, please   (uk.news.yahoo.com) divider line 36
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2013-04-08 10:11:27 AM
meh. it's no brough superior.
 
2013-04-08 10:17:43 AM
"These early purpose-built motorcycles lacked a clutch, throttle and brakes, and were push-started and run flat-out."

So it's not so much a motorcycle as it is a two-wheeled suicide machine.
 
2013-04-08 10:25:26 AM

oldfarthenry: So it's not so much a motorcycle as it is a two-wheeled suicide machine.


userserve-ak.last.fm

"that gives me an idea..."
 
2013-04-08 11:33:07 AM

FlashHarry: meh. it's no brough superior.


Brough ripped off a lot of Indian's engineering, so yeah, you're right.
 
2013-04-08 11:58:23 AM
Will be there:

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-08 11:59:53 AM
The Lone Ranger and Tonto were at the bar drinking, when in walks a cowboy who yells, "Who's white horse it that outside?"

The Lone Ranger finishes off his whiskey, slams down the glass, turns around and says, "It's my horse. Why do you want to know?"

The cowboy looks at him and says, "Well, your horse is standing out there in the sun and he don't look too good."

The Lone Ranger and Tonto run outside and they see that Silver is in bad shape, suffering from heat exhaustion. The Loan Ranger moves his horse into the shade and gets a bucket of water. He then pours some of the water over the horse and gives the rest to Silver to drink.It is then he notices that there isn't a breeze so he asks Tonto if he would start running around Silver to get some air flowing and perhaps cool him down.

Being a faithful friend, Tonto starts running around Silver. The Lone Ranger stands there for a bit then realizes there is not much more he can do, so he goes back into the bar and orders another whiskey.

After a bit a cowboy walks in and says, "Who's white horse is that outside?"

Slowly the Lone Ranger turns around and says, "That is my horse, what is wrong with him now?"

"Nothing," replies the cowboy, "I just wanted to let you know that you left your Injun running."
 
2013-04-08 12:00:14 PM
That's all!?! I would expect something like that to fetch 6 figures. Damn! I might need to sell my car.
 
2013-04-08 12:00:26 PM
How about Injun?
 
2013-04-08 12:01:02 PM
Approves:
upload.wikimedia.org
/hot
 
2013-04-08 12:01:41 PM

Hack Patooey: The Lone Ranger and Tonto were at the bar drinking, when in walks a cowboy who yells, "Who's white horse it that outside?"

The Lone Ranger finishes off his whiskey, slams down the glass, turns around and says, "It's my horse. Why do you want to know?"

The cowboy looks at him and says, "Well, your horse is standing out there in the sun and he don't look too good."

The Lone Ranger and Tonto run outside and they see that Silver is in bad shape, suffering from heat exhaustion. The Loan Ranger moves his horse into the shade and gets a bucket of water. He then pours some of the water over the horse and gives the rest to Silver to drink.It is then he notices that there isn't a breeze so he asks Tonto if he would start running around Silver to get some air flowing and perhaps cool him down.

Being a faithful friend, Tonto starts running around Silver. The Lone Ranger stands there for a bit then realizes there is not much more he can do, so he goes back into the bar and orders another whiskey.

After a bit a cowboy walks in and says, "Who's white horse is that outside?"

Slowly the Lone Ranger turns around and says, "That is my horse, what is wrong with him now?"

"Nothing," replies the cowboy, "I just wanted to let you know that you left your Injun running."


Who is the Loan Ranger? He seems a lot more concerned for the health of the horse than the horse's owner.
 
2013-04-08 12:02:40 PM
Oh, £. Still: way below what I would expect.
 
2013-04-08 12:04:56 PM
Steve McQueen was the real deal. He always preferred to do his own stunts; although he couldn't always get the directors to let him do all of the stunts.
 
2013-04-08 12:05:30 PM

redmid17: Will be there:

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 562x346]


Mike from Phantasm?

/loved the Cuda...
 
2013-04-08 12:09:16 PM

oldfarthenry: "These early purpose-built motorcycles lacked a clutch, throttle and brakes, and were push-started and run flat-out."

So it's not so much a motorcycle as it is a two-wheeled suicide machine.


Board track racing was pretty insane.  Imagine those crazy olympic indoor bike races with a much steeper bank and 200 pound bikes.
 
2013-04-08 12:10:02 PM

redmid17: Hack Patooey: The Lone Ranger and Tonto were at the bar drinking, when in walks a cowboy who yells, "Who's white horse it that outside?"

The Lone Ranger finishes off his whiskey, slams down the glass, turns around and says, "It's my horse. Why do you want to know?"

The cowboy looks at him and says, "Well, your horse is standing out there in the sun and he don't look too good."

The Lone Ranger and Tonto run outside and they see that Silver is in bad shape, suffering from heat exhaustion. The Loan Ranger moves his horse into the shade and gets a bucket of water. He then pours some of the water over the horse and gives the rest to Silver to drink.It is then he notices that there isn't a breeze so he asks Tonto if he would start running around Silver to get some air flowing and perhaps cool him down.

Being a faithful friend, Tonto starts running around Silver. The Lone Ranger stands there for a bit then realizes there is not much more he can do, so he goes back into the bar and orders another whiskey.

After a bit a cowboy walks in and says, "Who's white horse is that outside?"

Slowly the Lone Ranger turns around and says, "That is my horse, what is wrong with him now?"

"Nothing," replies the cowboy, "I just wanted to let you know that you left your Injun running."

Who is the Loan Ranger? He seems a lot more concerned for the health of the horse than the horse's owner.


Duh. He's the guy in town that loans people buckets of water.
 
2013-04-08 12:17:21 PM

ZeroCorpse: redmid17: Hack Patooey: The Lone Ranger and Tonto were at the bar drinking, when in walks a cowboy who yells, "Who's white horse it that outside?"

The Lone Ranger finishes off his whiskey, slams down the glass, turns around and says, "It's my horse. Why do you want to know?"

The cowboy looks at him and says, "Well, your horse is standing out there in the sun and he don't look too good."

The Lone Ranger and Tonto run outside and they see that Silver is in bad shape, suffering from heat exhaustion. The Loan Ranger moves his horse into the shade and gets a bucket of water. He then pours some of the water over the horse and gives the rest to Silver to drink.It is then he notices that there isn't a breeze so he asks Tonto if he would start running around Silver to get some air flowing and perhaps cool him down.

Being a faithful friend, Tonto starts running around Silver. The Lone Ranger stands there for a bit then realizes there is not much more he can do, so he goes back into the bar and orders another whiskey.

After a bit a cowboy walks in and says, "Who's white horse is that outside?"

Slowly the Lone Ranger turns around and says, "That is my horse, what is wrong with him now?"

"Nothing," replies the cowboy, "I just wanted to let you know that you left your Injun running."

Who is the Loan Ranger? He seems a lot more concerned for the health of the horse than the horse's owner.

Duh. He's the guy in town that loans people buckets of water.


The least the Lone Ranger could do is buy him a shot of whiskey as well.

/what is this, the Hallelujah Trail?
 
2013-04-08 12:17:47 PM
Wait people have NON purpose built motorcycles?

Well it was a tank, but then *poof* it became a motorcycle!
 
2013-04-08 12:20:12 PM
www.mcqueenonline.com
 
2013-04-08 12:21:52 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: Wait people have NON purpose built motorcycles?

Well it was a tank, but then *poof* it became a motorcycle!


"I can be both!"

photos.ginormasource.com
 
2013-04-08 12:27:39 PM
hey subby wouldn't it been funnier if the head line was "steve McQueen to sell his native American"? the joke is funnier if you tell it first.
 
2013-04-08 12:36:35 PM

Milos Hattrick: [www.mcqueenonline.com image 350x210]


this scene started my lifelong love for Triumphs.
 
2013-04-08 12:38:06 PM

The Snow Dog: Oh, £. Still: way below what I would expect.


Why would someone want that many Ls?
 
2013-04-08 12:54:00 PM

FlashHarry: meh. it's no brough superior.


So what happened to Lawrence's famous Brough?
 
2013-04-08 01:16:12 PM

clydedog: FlashHarry: meh. it's no brough superior.

Brough ripped off a lot of Indian's engineering, so yeah, you're right.


Really, such as ?
 
2013-04-08 01:54:32 PM
Pretty sure this was bought from McQueen's estate by my local Budweiser Distributor/tract home magnate.  It's hard to keep track of the latter day Indian incarnations(Gilroy? Albuquerque?  North Carolina-nice HQ tho, now Iowa  Too bad that idea they had for that tribe in Oregon to make them never got underway)

farkedmedown So what happened to Lawrence's famous Brough?
the one he got killed on? London's Imperial War Museum is well worth yer time

http://thevelvetrocket.com/2010/01/31/t-e-lawrences-brough-superior- ss 100-motorcycle-1932/
http://www.forbes.com/forbes-life-magazine/2011/0509/collecting-moto rc ycle-diamond-in-brough-patrick-cooke.html
 
2013-04-08 02:32:25 PM

FlyingJ: the one he got killed on? London's Imperial War Museum is well worth yer time

http://thevelvetrocket.com/2010/01/31/t-e-lawrences-brough-superior- ss 100-motorcycle-1932/
http://www.forbes.com/forbes-life-magazine/2011/0509/collecting-moto rc ycle-diamond-in-brough-patrick-cooke.html


there are four or five broughs at the motorcycle museum in anamosa, iowa (yes, iowa!). they're incredible works of engineering. the build quality is stunning up close.
 
2013-04-08 02:48:08 PM
the museum in question. well worth a visit if you're ever in the area. their website caters to the harley/orange county crowd, but they have an amazing collection of british and european bikes too. lots of vincents, nortons and BSAs.
 
2013-04-08 03:29:36 PM
FlashHarry  I've heard this place is pretty  good,  http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org/asp/classics/

I've always liked see Lindbergh's cycle @ the Henry Ford:  http://www.ridingvintage.com/2013/02/charles-linberghs-excelsior-x.ht m l
 
2013-04-08 03:47:04 PM
This will sell for far more than the estimate.

The estimate price is perhaps low even without the McQueen provenance. With it... who knows, it might crack $100,000. Definately would have pulled that much before the economy went soft.
 
2013-04-08 04:38:04 PM

FlyingJ: FlashHarry  I've heard this place is pretty  good,  http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org/asp/classics/

I've always liked see Lindbergh's cycle @ the Henry Ford:  http://www.ridingvintage.com/2013/02/charles-linberghs-excelsior-x.ht m l


that manx norton is way cool.

/going to the IOM next year to visit my bro.
 
2013-04-08 05:44:43 PM
For stealing tools, cooler.
 
2013-04-08 06:09:14 PM
 
2013-04-08 09:52:58 PM

redmid17: DoBeDoBeDo: Wait people have NON purpose built motorcycles?

Well it was a tank, but then *poof* it became a motorcycle!

"I can be both!"

[photos.ginormasource.com image 463x288]


I would LOVE to find one of those as a rebuild project.  Would make a great "Putt-around" vehicle for my dad.

/Rascal scooter won't cut it for him.  He uses an Argo right now...
 
2013-04-08 10:47:20 PM

The Snow Dog: That's all!?! I would expect something like that to fetch 6 figures. Damn! I might need to sell my car.


Subby did a bad bad thing. That's pretty much what I was thinking as well until I noticed it wasn't no farking $28,000, it's expected to get £22,000 to £28,000 or $43,000 roughly.
 
2013-04-09 04:11:42 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
/hot may not be be on any sunday
 
2013-04-09 07:22:04 AM
£28,000, subby. About $42k. i would've thought it would get way more than that.
 
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