@SammyHagar: "Trying to drive 55 in 48. thx to my buddy @JimmieJohnson – always good to see you esp at my hometown track Sonoma Rcwy"
It’s good to be Sammy Hagar.
The ex-Van Halen frontman, now 65, made small fortunes in both the music business and by founding Cabo Wabo Tequila, which he sold an 80 percent interest in for $80 million in 2007.
Hagar is still making music with several bands, including Chickenfoot and his reformed supergroup known as HSAS, which stands for Hagar, Schon (Journey guitarist Neal Schon), Anthony (ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony) and Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith).
As a solo artist, Hagar’s most famous contribution to the musical landscape was the seminal "I Can’t Drive 55," from 1984, the halcyon days of big hair, pointy guitars and leggings. Here’s the video.
Well, flash forward nearly 30 years later and the Red Rocker is still a speed freak and a fan favorite. Here he is, signing autographs for fans at Sonoma Raceway on Friday afternoon.