How does a man find his calling?

You’ve got to find out early in life what you’re good at and follow that. I got out of the Air Force in 1945 and kept trying to go into business — trucking, chickens, ready-mix cement. Finally a friend from high school had an old MG and he says, “Let’s go to a car race.” When we got there, he says, “Let’s put a seat belt in this thing.” And I raced it and won. I was driving home that night and said, “This may not be a way to make a living, but this is what I’ve always wanted.”

What should every man know about women?

Take them as they are and don’t try to figure them out. I’ve been married six times — though two brides I brought in just to become citizens years ago when I was racing. I’ve lost two — the last one in an automobile wreck right outside of the place where I am now. I’ve got a good one from England now. Been together 14 years.

What should every man know about money?

The most unhappy people I’ve met in my life — and I’ve driven for a lot of them — are billionaires. Money has never been my objective in life. Like now, there’s some mediocre car I could build that would make a lot of money, but I’ve turned it down because I’m interested in my brand, and my brand is to build ass-kickers.

What should every man know about women?

Take them as they are and don’t try to figure them out. I’ve been married six times — though two brides I brought in just to become citizens years ago when I was racing. I’ve lost two — the last one in an automobile wreck right outside of the place where I am now. I’ve got a good one from England now. Been together 14 years.

What should every man know about money?

The most unhappy people I’ve met in my life — and I’ve driven for a lot of them — are billionaires. Money has never been my objective in life. Like now, there’s some mediocre car I could build that would make a lot of money, but I’ve turned it down because I’m interested in my brand, and my brand is to build ass-kickers.