Being a star in any artistic endeavor is an accomplishment that few will ever achieve. However, having influence in multiple artistic genres takes a person with special talents indeed. Such is the situation for Billy F. Gibbons. Billy is not just an award winning musician that has been on the leading edge of rock and blues for over 40 years. He is not only a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Diamond recordings that sold over 10 million units, he is also a prominent name in the world of hot rods!
Gibbons has been an avowed gearhead from an early age and over the years has made his influence known in the design and building of amazing hot rods, customs, and motorcycles. His extremely hands-on collaborations with legendary designers and builders like Boyd Coddington, Pete Chapouris and many others have given birth to his well-known creations like Cadzilla and the Hogzilla motorcycles, Whiskey Runner and Copperhead just to name a few. His best known car, Eliminator has appeared in multiple Z.Z. Top music videos and graces many of the bands album covers.
This video interview is a segment of the television show Car Crazy. In it, Billy tells show host Barry Meguiar of the connection between hot cars and rock ‘n’ roll, how his love of the sport began, the band’s connection with his first car and how star struck artists can be when they ask their peers for autographs. However, the message that is conveyed throughout the video is that although Billy Gibbons is an extremely successful rock ‘n’ roll virtuoso, at his core he will always be one of us, a genuine hot rodder!