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Correction: Husqvarna developed the Fast Tractor alone and partnered with the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Jimmie Johnson for its launch.
Sunny Sunday afternoons are wasted all too often on trivial tasks like laundry and lawn mowing instead of meaningful, manly things like grilling and watching the game.
Unfortunately, there still isn’t a robot to collect your socks and boxers from the floor, but there is a new riding mower that promises to cut your lawn care down by running through the task at breakneck speeds up to 8 mph. The Husqvarna Fast Tractor, which debuted at the NASCAR Hall of Fame today offers that speed and performance you’ve been looking for.
The Steve McQueen nostalgia binge rolls on, with the news that legendary London auction house Bonham’s is putting up the King of Cool’s 1971 Husqvarna 400 for auction.
The “Husky” took American off-road riding by storm—after McQueen ditched his own Triumph for a Husky in the classic motocross film On Any Sunday, popularity of the small Swedish bike exploded overnight.
The very same bike auctioned off here was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated in August 1971, where McQueen tested a number of new off-road bikes in the dirt. McQueen was an accomplished rider himself, and the auction includes numerous trophies that he accrued over the years, liberated from the McQueen Estate in 1984.
The auction is set to take place at the Quail Lodge in Carmel, California on May 14th and will also include McQueen’s collection of racing trophies. Like anything touched by the hand of McQueen himself—such as his Porsche, Ferrari, and his Baja racer—it won’t go for cheap. Click the jump for the full press release from Bonham’s.