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Classic Ads: Steve McQueen rides the Honda CR250 (Japanese TV promo)

Submitted by on January 19, 2011

Although best remembered for riding triumphs and Huskys, Steve McQueen also loved his Japanese two stroke machinery.

In this clip Steve  rides the 1971 Honda CR250 Elsinore for a Japanese TV promotion.

The CR250 was called the “Elsinore”, after the off-road race held at Lake Elsinore, in which Steve competed in 1970. Steve entered the race as Harvey Mushman

According to mcqueenonline.com Steve was paid $ 1 Million dollars for appearing in this ad.

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