By night, Brian Johnson sings in the biggest rock ’n’ roll band on the planet. But by day, AC/DC’s charismatic, flat-capped frontman gets to indulge his passion for all things automotive. Cars and rock ’n’ roll, they were made for each other.
Car racer, car collector and all-round car enthusiast, Johnson is an incurable, certifiable petrolhead who can’t remember a time when four wheels didn’t feature as large in his life as music.
Starting, as a young boy growing up in Tyneside, with an old steering wheel and his imagination, a lifelong passion took root early. And through cramped teenage fumbles in an old Mini and clapped-out, hygienically challenged tour vans, to chauffeur-driven, leather-trimmed limos and a sideline as a successful racing driver, it’s been there ever since.