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Speaker Series: Matt Stone “Author / Photographer / Automotive Journalist”
December 2, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
We are pleased to welcome back to the Blackhawk Museums, author Matt Stone to talk about his two new books; Isky, The Ed Iskenderian Story & McQueen’s Motorcycles: Racing and Riding with the King of Cool.
Matt Stone is an automotive freelance journalist, author, broadcaster, Automotive Event Emcee, book author, and former Editor, Motor Trend Classic magazine. He has been a full time professional AUTOMOTIVE JOURNALIST / photographer since 1990 and has authored and photographed more than a dozen automotive book titles with more in process, and has been published in dozens of magazines worldwide.
Matt enjoys anything with four wheels, though demonstrates a particular passion for sports, performance, and sports racing cars. He’s a Chief Class Judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, a judge at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, and officiates and emcees at other first tier shows and events. He serves his profession as a past Officer and Board of Director member, and past-President of the Motor Press Guild (MPG) trade association.
Matt spent nearly a year, often face to face, with Ed Iskenderian, the world famous Camfather, truly among the pioneers of the hot rodding and drag racing aftermarket movements, hearing his story, quips and quotes first hand, and fashioning this biography about him, and the birth and microcosm of the speed parts and hot rodding industries.
Steve McQueen was every bit as legit as a motorcycle rider, racer, and collector as he was all those things with cars. This new hardcover volume details his early days and early bikes, and his run for the US team in the 1964 International Six Day Trial, his magnificent stunt riding in the movie The Great Escape, and all the great bikes he rode, raced, wrecked and gathered later in his life. Huskys, Indians, Triumphs, desert sleds, and of course, the film, On Any Sunday.
The Speaker Series presentation will be followed by a book signing and autograph session.