Why can’t this be fast?

Murilee Martin has been paging through Sammy Hagar’s memoir RED: My Uncensored Life in Rock, and he found the very sort of thing that I must mention here: when Hagar drew his first sort-of-rockstar paycheck, he went out and bought a car.

A Citroën 2CV.

“The most uncool car on the planet,” said Hagar: “a French car that looks like a sardine can. I thought it had class.”

Which explains much, since in the absence of a tailwind or a steep downward slope, he’d have had a devil of a time trying to drive 55 in that little boîte.


  1. Jeffro »

    3 April 2011 · 7:54 pm

    Perhaps he should have ridden around with Joe in his Maserati, so he could have kept his license.

  2. CGHill »

    3 April 2011 · 8:22 pm

    Hindsight is always 20/20, or so it seems.

    Actually, I’d like to get some seat time some day in a Deux Chevaux, just for the sheer hell of it. (I’ve only seen one in person, and that at a distance.)

  3. Jeffro »

    3 April 2011 · 8:47 pm

    I don’t ever recall seeing one. The closest I’ve been in would be a Honda 600 sedan – one quarter of the room only sacrificing three quarters of the performance! Man, that thing was small.

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