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The 1962 Triumph 650 TR6R famously ridden by silver screen icon Steve McQueen in The Great Escape is set to star in the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance at Salon Privé on 30 August.

The motorcycle is currently on display at the Triumph Factory Visitor Experience at Hinckley in Leicestershire and has not been shown publicly since this celluloid classic was made in 1963. It is just one of an array of iconic motorcycles which will be vying for honours at Blenheim Palace across three classes.

The McQueen Triumph will be competing in Class B, with judging taking place on 30 August and will be on general display the following day. The show, located on the famous Blenheim Palace Cricket Pitch, ends on 1 September.

Salon Privé welcomes bike enthusiasts from all over the world to share their passion for classic motorbikes. Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance holds three classes for two-wheeled classics: Class A: Exceptional Motorbikes 1900-1939; Class B: Exceptional Motorbikes 1940-1979; Class C: Exceptional Competition Motorbikes