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Linda Hogan loved street racing in 2005



Linda Hogan (a.k.a. Linda Bollea) has been very outspoken about the dangers of street racing since her son Nick’s tragic crash in August, which left 22-year-old Marine John Graziano in a coma.

But ABC Action News uncovered a 2005 street-racing DVD called Vehicular Lunatics that shows Linda hasn’t always practiced what she preaches. In an extra called Street Racing with Linda Hogan, the video shows Linda driving a Mercedes S600 with daughter Brooke in the passenger seat, challenging another car to a race.

“Wanna race?” Brooke asks, to which a man in the car responds, “Yeah! We love racing you! On three.” Linda is seen later describing street racing thusly: “Oh, I love it. I love it. The rush, the speed on the road, stereo blasting, heart-pounding, racing in between all the cars, dodging the cops. It’s awesome.” Nick and patriarch Hulk Hogan are also seen on the disc, which was shot all over Florida, including Tampa, St. Pete and Orlando.

This is kind of a big deal, since ABC Action News’ Matthew Schwartz had asked Linda two weeks ago if she had said such a thing, and she denied it, the station's Web site says. Graziano’s family no doubt will be very interested in the DVD as fodder for a possible civil suit.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:26am]


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