Around the World in 80 Pin-Ups" section of my blog come hell or high water!
But I feel it's only fitting that I give those hunky Rockabilly boys a "shout out" as well. What do you say?
So with that said, I'll start my "A Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love" series with a charming and strikingly handsome man who holds a very special place in my heart ...
He may not be "Rockabilly" per se ... but I think his style influenced the Rockabilly scene immensely.
And besides ... those blue eyes are worth talking about, no matter what crowd he fell into. ;)
So aside from being gorgeous, and a phenomenal actor in films ranging from Cool Hand Luke, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and The Sting ... he was also a huge auto racing enthusiast!
(And I'll be damned if "us Rockabillies" aren't all a bit enthusiastic about fast cars and the smell of nitrous oxide!)
He was a frequent competitor in the Sports Car Club of America, he drove in the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans in Dick Barbour's Porsche 935 and finished in second place, he drove for Bob Sharp Racing team, and even eventually owned his OWN racing team!
Talk about a "Man's Man" !!
Check out the video below...
It's a great re-cap of his acting and racing career...
and a wonderful excuse to listen to his sexy voice for 5 or so minutes. Enjoy!