The earliest speed limit in America on record is the 1757 limit enacted in Boston that required wagons and horses to maintain a walking pace or face a 10 shilling fine. I’m sure that had Sammy Hagar been a colonial troubadour at the time he would have railed against such oppression, screeching I can’t ride at that stride!
Instead, Hagar is a child of the 1970s and ’80s, and today’s video is so soaked in that era’s mystique that you might suffer giant hair flashbacks for the remainder of the day. Here’s Sammy in full clown regalia that was supposed to look rockin’ cool back in the day, driving a Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer like a total D-bag, and facing a “hanging” Judge, played by A&R executive John Kalodner, who nonetheless favors a guillotine.
It may be pure eighties testosterone rock at its best and hokiest, but who doesn’t absolutely love this song? Check it out after the jump, and tell me if you can see the glaring continuity error as Sammy’s leaving the Saugus Speedway early on.
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