Details about Stars & Stripes Patch From Barbour International Steve McQueen Mojave Wax JacketSee original listing
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Bedlington, United Kingdom
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Patch/Sew on badge removed from a new Barbour International Steve McQueen Mojave Jacket
Please check the size below.
3.5 inches (9cm) X 2 inches (5 cm)
It doesn't get more classic or retro than this, folks.
Look through a book with photographs of the motorcyclists of yore and it's obvious that the International jacket was de rigueur riding apparel for the serious motorcycle rider.
Barbour's own website has some of the statistics: 97% of the competitors in the 1957 Scottish Trials wore Barbour and they were the official motorcycle police jacket in 14 different countries.
And other than WWII, when there were no international motorcycle events, Barbour was worn "by virtually every British international motorcycle team from 1936 until 1977". How's that for a pedigree?
September of 1964 Steve McQueen was chosen as a member of the US team
for the 'International Six Day Trials', the most challenging motorcycle
event in the world. Each member of the team would ride 200 miles per
day, competing in a range of endurance and skill based events, through
mountains, forests and rocky trails against the best riders the world
had to offer. 1964's event was held behind what was then the Iron
Curtain of communism in East Germany.
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