"Racing is life. Everything that happens before or after is just waiting."
A unique opportunity to purchase 2 holy grail Steve McQueen / Racing posters.
"On Any Sunday" - a B1 size & "Le Mans" B2 size that compliment each other excellently - both are very rare.
Both poster are original Japanese posters printed in 1971 for the first release of respective titles.
Japanese B1 (c. 71 x 100 cm, 27.8 x 39.4 in) very large size.
Japanese B2 (c. 51 x 73 cm)
Le Mans is a 1971 film depicting a fictional 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race starring Steve McQueen and directed by Lee H. Katzin. It features actual footage captured during the 1970 race held the previous June.
The film contains one of the more famous lines in cinema: When asked why it is so important to drive a car the fastest, McQueen's character replies "Racing is life. Everything that happens before or after is just waiting."
On Any Sunday is a 1971 American documentary film about motorcycle sport, directed by Bruce Brown. It was nominated for a 1972 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Brown tried to show the unique talents needed for the different forms of racing. For instance, the motocross riders were typically free-spirited types, while desert racers were often loners. In Grand National racing, Brown showed widely differing personalities, such as the business-like approach to racing displayed by Mert Lawwill versus the carefree approach that David Aldana became known for.
In addition to Lawwill, Steve McQueen is featured in the film, along with Malcolm Smith and many other motorcycle racers from the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Motorcycle brands featured in the film include Triumph, Montesa, Husqvarna, Harley Davidson, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, BSA, CZ, Bultaco, and Hodaka.
Both posters are in excellent condition. Please refer to the imagery as these are the exact posters that are for sale.
They are both 50 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.
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