It is possible that when Brian Johnson he sang at the shows of AC/DC the classic Highway to Hell (Highway to Hell) In his head he imagined himself driving at full speed with one of his cars towards the house of Satan. Is that this Englishman born on October 5, 1947 in Newcastle likes both rock and cars. Not for something a while ago he edited an autobiography entitled "Rockers And Rollers: An Automotive Autobiography." In it, he tells his life through the different vehicles he had.
Perhaps the phrase that most exposes his feeling towards cars is the following: “When people ask me, 'Do you remember Brian that girl you were dating in '74?…' I always say, no. 'Yeah, man, when you had the Ford Granada.' And that's when I remember that girl. "
In the biography, which he wrote himself in a messy and untidy way, he also highlights the relationship of his AC / DC colleagues to cars. “Cliff (Williams) loves them and he has a lot of them. Angus (Young) doesn't care, they don't interest him too much. Malcolm (Young) loves his Jaguars and Phil (Rudd) races in Australia. "
Its collection includes a Rolls Royce Phantom that he bought when he turned 60; a Bentley 1928, which is your favorite; and a 1959 Ford, the first to be bought for £ 50. They also show off a Land Rover Discovery, a Lotus Exige S 2007, a Citroën DS23 Pallas 1973, a Audi Q7 2008 and a Hummer 8. And he knows so much about "irons" that he is always one of the guest stars of the program. Top Gear that the BBC broadcasts and even conducts su own series on the topic on Discovery.
To Johnson, who entered AC / DC in 1980 to replace the late singer Bon Scott, He not only likes to ride the highways to hell, but also on the race tracks. "Running is my passion", he affirms when someone asks him why.
He regularly races his collectible cars as a Royale RP-4 and a Pilbeam MP84, although in 2012 he experienced pure adrenaline in the 24 Hours of Daytona. He did not badly, as he finished 12th in his class sharing a BMW prototype with Elliott Forbes-Robinson, Byron DeFoor, Jim Pace y Carlos de Quesada.
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