When Brian Johnson, lead singer of the biggest rock ’n’ roll band in the world, AC/DC, is not touring, writing or recording for the band, the charismatic front man indulges his passion for all things automotive as viewers will see in a new series for Quest next month.
In his opinion, fast cars and rock ’n’ roll were made for each other – and made for him. Johnson will be sharing his passion for burning rubber with the rest of the world when his brand new, six-part series Cars That Rock With Brian Johnson.
In the series Johnson, with his colourful sense of humour, delves into the rich heritage and, of course, gets behind the wheels of the most iconic cars in history. From the sleek Porsche, illustrious Bugatti, infamous Lamborghini and iconic Ferrari to the classic Mini, stately Rolls Royce and luxurious Bentley, Johnson explores their fascinating histories. From big screen appearances in blockbuster films, to some very famous owners, Johnson visits the factories and meets the makers of these fine motoring stallions.
The AC/DC frontman is a notorious thrill seeker, competing in vintage car races all over the globe, including world famous Daytona International Speedway in Florida. In the series, Johnson gets to indulge his passion for speed as he is let loose around some of the world’s best speedways and race tracks, with the most talented test drivers and racers to ever get behind the wheel.
During the filming of the series, Johnson fell in love with all the cars, but had a soft spot one in particular. Johnson purchased a glorious 1968 Mini Cooper after competing in the Masters Historic Racing Festival at Brands Hatch. Although a veteran petrol head, Johnson had never raced a Mini before. He now owns the one from the show; sharing the world’s enduring love for this truly iconic car.
Buckle up on Thursday 8th May at 9pm as the AC/DC front man gets behind the wheel in the Quest series premiere, Cars that Rock with Brian Johnson.
Quest Freeview 38, Sky 167, Virgin Media 172