Can’t Drive 55

Daddy The Speed Limit is 65!

This was shot at at Vintage Car Show in Lido, California.  A close examination of this curiuos kids back shows the original vehicle!

So, the title is a Tribute Van Halen and NASCAR!

The song has been a signature track for Hagar during and after his tenure with  Van Halen, and is commonly used on TV programs and commercials related to automotive racing. Most recently, the song was featured in a NAPA Auto Parts commercial,  where NASCAR drivers  Micheal Waltrip and older teammate Dale Jarret are asking Hagar to keep the noise down during a recording session; in response, Hagar asked Waltrip if he could drive faster. Waltrip’s car number at the time of the 2007 commercial was #55.

In 2001,  NBC Sports had Hagar record a “corrected” version, now known as “I Can’t Drive 65,” reflecting the common 65 MPH speed limit on freeways, for use during Bud Pole Award presentations on Winston Cup Series broadcasts on NBC and TNT. It was used from 2001 to 2003 during the broadcasts.

5 responses

  1. Another classic image Erik.

    April 15, 2011 at 7:33 am

  2. Great image!

    April 15, 2011 at 7:49 am

  3. Great shot! I wonder if he is in time out?

    April 15, 2011 at 8:45 am

  4. Adds mystery not seeing there face. Great shot.

    April 21, 2011 at 7:38 pm

  5. Sheryl Martin

    Fantastic image!

    April 19, 2013 at 11:29 am

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