Tony Hawk Talks Cars With Motortrend

by The Editors on April 9, 2010

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Celebrity racers: Champ Keanu Reeves, Adrian Brody, Christian Slater, and Tony Hawk.

Every so often, while cruising I-5 we see a black, tinted-out 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 (on rims) coming up behind us at speed and as we casually glance over to see who is blowing past we swear the driver looks an awful lot like Tony Hawk. We have similar thoughts each time a small jet swoops down past the skatepark for a landing at McClellan-Palomar Airport. Now, after reading this story in Motortrend we realize that at least on the freeway, it is Tony.

Hawk had to think for about what he’d rate his SRT8 on a scale of 1 to 10. “Boy, that’s a good question,” Hawk replies, and contemplates for just a nano-second. “I’d give it an 8 just because it’s not meant to be a sports car the way that I use it. But I have kids, so I have to make a compromise with the type of car that I drive,” he chuckles. He does enjoy the Jeep’s full power capability when he’s alone.

Motortrend checks in with Tony at Willow Springs Raceway raceway as he and other celebs practice for the Pro/Celebrity Race at the 36th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 16-18.

[Link: Motortrend]

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