Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Steve McQueen's Winton Flyer movie car from The Reivers...

The 'Winton Flyer' was a fictional creation purpose-built for the 1969 movie starring Steve McQueen, as Boon Hogganbeck, in The Reivers.

The Winton Flyer built by Von Dutch
1904 Winton Flyer car from The Reivers movie
The vehicle featured so prominently in the light comedy based on William Faulkner's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, that McQueen called it "the real star of the picture".

1904 Winton Flyer driven by Steve McQueen in The Reivers
Designed to resemble a typical vehicle from 1904, the 'Winton Flyer' was constructed from scratch by renowned counterculture artist and craftsman Kenneth Howard, better known as Von Dutch

The Reivers movie poster
The Reivers movie poster
Surviving the rigors of a Hollywood shoot, McQueen took possession of the car after completion of the film and retained it until his death in 1980.

The Winton Flyer on display at The Petersen Automotive Museum
Steve McQueen's 1904 Winton Flyer Reivers movie car
These photographs were taken on July 28, 2009 in the 'Hollywood Star Cars' exhibit at The Petersen Automotive Museum in L.A.

Buy the DVD in the USA: The Reivers

1 comment:

  1. What a great car the Winton flyer was in the movie The reivers. I would love to have a replica of one today. Anyone want to build one for me?


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