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Alain De Cadenet and the Trouser Snake

Submitted by on July 29, 2009

British born playboy Alain de Cadenet made his reputation building and driving his own sports prototypes. He took on works teams and, at times, beat them. In 1976 he finished 3rd overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 1980, he won two rounds of the World Sportscar Championship,  the Monza 1000 kilometers and Silverstone 6 hour events, with co-driver Desiré Wilson.

For me his greatest achievement is not his impressive results, but his refreshing attitude to racing and all that goes with it. Watch the video to find out the lengths he goes to to keep a jeans sponsor happy. This stuff just doesn’t seem to happen anymore.

Old School cool.

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