How Elvis still inspires national champîon John Force

By: Elvis Australia
Source: EPE
April 24, 2014 - 9:26:29 PM
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In a special interview on the Wall Street Journal, 16-time National Hot Rod Association Funny Car champion John Force talks about how Elvis' 'Viva Las Vegas' gets him into 'fight mode for a million-dollar moment'. 'I heard Elvis sing 'Viva Las Vegas' on the radio. I was 15 and living in my first car - a '60 blue Ford Fairlane with fins', writes Force. 'Today I drive a Lincoln pickup truck, and a CD of Elvis singing 'Viva Las Vegas' starts when I turn on the ignition'.

Ann-Margret and Elvis Presley in 'Viva Las Vegas'.


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