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You gotta love Brian Johnson. Plucked from (relative) obscurity by AC/DC in 1980 to replace Bon Scott (R.I.P.), Johnson and the band then recorded Back in Black, the second most successful album in history, just behind Thriller by What's His Face. Johnson – who maybe stands five feet five inches tall – also hasn't changed his shirt, taken off his hat or had to learn a new song in nearly 25 years. What a life.

On this week's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, Jezza puts Johnson through the usual paces before we quickly learn that Mr. Gets Knocked Out By American Thighs is a serious gearhead. How serious? He drives a 1920s Bentley 4.5-liter to get the newspaper. That's class. And once in Moscow he micturated on Sputnik. That's a different sort of class. Oh, and it turns out that Mr. Johnson is quite a talented driver. How talented? You're going to have to jump and find out.

[Source: YouTube via Road Runner Records]






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      • 5 Years Ago
      Brian Johnson had an advantage... he weighs like a 100 lbs.
      • 5 Years Ago
      look at the women in the background when he talks about the girls legs being outside the window with the Mini. Then look at the women behind Jezzer when they switch cameras. Funny stuff.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I loved "12 funnels of fun, there, Jezza!!!"

        I want that on a tee shirt.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Cool dude.
      • 5 Years Ago
      First time I have ever seen an interview with this guy and he is such a cool dude I think i might buy some of his music. Based on how down to earth he is . Rock on Brian !!by the way I do like some of his music but never saw a need to buy it because of sat radio . But anybody that cool with cars gets my small piece of support!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Tim, Do I need to point out that this "it's been a generation since they were really popular" band just sold 8 million copies of their latest album.
        • 5 Years Ago
        W....T....F...?

        You sound like you're talking about some budding musician that plays open mic nights. You realize who is, don't you?
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Nateb123: You realize what year it is, don't you?

        Love me some ACDC, but there's a whole generation since they were last (really) popular.
        • 5 Years Ago
        ...and sell out arenas every night with $100 tickets. ACDC is as popular as ever.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm shocked that he could reach the pedals.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think this may have been the only time I actually enjoyed the SIARPC... I usually just skip to the end, but I'm glad i had watched this one. Very entertaining.
        • 5 Years Ago
        This is just about the only SIARPC that I recognize (and the only one I have seen in person).

        I love when he talks about his old Mini with the sliding windows. :D :D
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why are video clips from a four day old show posted as news? Why the hell is this Lieberman putz shoveling schlocky writing at us? Be happy, other AB writers, you're way, way better. Is there a Lieberman filter?
      • 5 Years Ago
      He was a great guest, clearly loves cars, great comments about the Mini's sliding side windows (bit of shagging going on), the rabbit's nose, and pissing on a Russian Monument...and he drove a fast lap while singing and being pretty composed. His cool dude rating certainly went up!

      Note to Top Gear...these are the types of people we should see in the SIARPC segment.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Dude he's the lead singer of AC/DC, his cool dude rating doesn't get much higher than it was lol ;) and yes I agree, they should have more people like this. I was pretty psyched when I saw Brian Johnson was this week's guest.
      • 5 Years Ago
      All right, I admit, I had to look up "micturated" (and wasn't disappointed). How about the rest of you?

      Great comment about Johnson's life BTW.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Gavin S: Ha, that's how I know he word, too ...

        Obviously you're not a golfer.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Jonny is not your average semi-literate autoblog blogger. His writing actually makes sense the first time one reads it and I find it very refreshing.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Chopper Dave, a Friend of mine here in Louisville, Ky is one of the co-founders of something called Lebowskifest, which is an annual gathering of fans who dress up in bathrobes, get drunk on Caucasians and bowl. People come from all over the world to attend this thing. It's nuts. Great movie.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Seeing as I saw Top Gear on Sunday, I knew exactly what he was talking about.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Not a Big Lebowski fan, I assume.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I had to look it up too. I didn't think Autoblog would be expanding my vocabulary, but damn, first "palliative" then "holophrastic" and now "micturate." Two of those aren't even in my browser's dictionary.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Now you have to promise to use the word in everyday conversation.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This article had me LOLing at work, great stuff!!!Too bad they block youtube.... Keep up the great (and hilarious) writing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This guy is so big, he's a part of the scenery. You don't even know he's there.
      What a cool, down-to-earth guy he is. EXCELLENT lap!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Johnson has been racing vintage cars in Florida for years. In fact Grassroots Motorsports even had an article with him a few years back.
        • 5 Years Ago
        For those who love vintage race cars... WE SALUTE YOU!
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