Wednesday, April 30, 2014

AC/DC singer to drive in Mille Miglia 2014 vintage car race

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson will drive in Mille Miglia 2014, a vintage car race taking place in Italy between May 15th - 18th.

Johnson will drive a vintage Jaguar C-type race car for the four-day, 1000-mile (1,609-kilometre) challenge from the Italian capital of Rome to the northern city of Brescia and back again.

Jaguar Heritage Racing will be tackling the legendary Mille Miglia classic car endurance event with a lineup of top-name drivers, which will be traverse from Brescia-Rome-Brescia in ten of the most revered and sought-after historic Jaguar cars ever produced.

Household names from stage and screen, plus fashion, motor sport and music celebrities will campaign their assigned historic Jaguars through Northern and Central Italy for four tough but memorable days of hard driving. Spectators enthusiastically lining the Mille Miglia route will get to see examples of historically-significant Jaguar XKs, C-types and D-types shooting past them with famous faces in the cockpits.

Learn more about Mille Miglia 2014 here.

Next month, Johnson will debut as host of “Cars That Rock”, a new television series set to begin airing in the UK.

Available on Quest, Freeview Channel 38 starting May 8, “Cars That Rock” follows Johnson as he pursues his passion of cars, looking into the history, meeting the fanatics and of racing in general.

Over six 60-minute episodes, Johnson looks at six of his favorite makes of car – three from the U.K. and three from other parts of Europe.

In 2009, Johnson released his autobiography, "Rockers And Rollers: A Full Throttle Memoir."

The book details Brian’s history - from teenage memories in the backs of beat-up coups to a side career as a racecar driver, Johnson shares his life story – a memoir told through his lifelong love affair with cars.

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