A Tribute to Steve McQueen
This model started life as a 1/12th Revell "Crusader" custom chopper. Using my 1/18th Porsche 917, Steve McQueen Le Mans version (die cast) as an inspiration, I got the idea to transfer it to a chopper as a "tribute" bike. I did a little work on the side cover, oil filte and adding a "917" like wing, on the tail. I made the handle bars to try to give it more of a competition look. I mixed both the "Gulf" blue and orange colors to get what I thought looked right. I was happy with the way it turned out overall, me not being a bike builder. I pretty much got what I was after.