Eddie Van Halen was more than just a great guitar player and he had other hobbies. Like classic cars, Eddie was a car collector. In fact just a few months ago WCSX reported on Eddie selling three of his vehicles including: a 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, a 1970 custom Chevrolet Nova and a 1947 Dodge COE “Stake-Bed” Truck.
And did you know, Eddie used to race cars with Mick Jones from Foreigner?
“We had a good time together. We used to race cars after the sessions [recording Van Halen’s album, 5150]. We used to race a selection of high-end sports, racing cars and zoom along Mulholland,” Jones said. “I think Sammy [Hagar] had a red Ferrari. And I had a good old American car. And I have to say, I whipped him several times.”
Check out this Van Halen tribute car.\
Read more about Eddie’s love affair with cars…
Of course, you can’t forget that engine revving in Panama: