Steve McQueen died in 1980 at 50 of lung cancer. "Someone as cool as McQueen should never die," says the Snake. "I miss him. I miss Elvis." After a pause the Snake says, "Well, enough of this."
The son of a body-shop owner, the Snake now has his own Learjet with twin red snakes on the tail. "This is a real American sport," he says in parting. "In what other part of the world would you line up nitro-burning, 6,000-horsepower engines that are this loud, with the big pipes and all the fire? It's everything a kid could want. And what's more American than that?"
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