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“It Represented Freedom”: Joe Rogan Divulges What 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle Meant for Him as a High Schooler

Published 05/07/2023, 6:11 AM EDT

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Among a long list of passions, Joe Rogan is also a motorhead. The color commentator owns an envious collection of cars and is a proud owner of luxury rides such as the Tesla Model S and Porsche 911 GT3 RS. While the famed podcaster initially struggled and commuted through public transport, he couldn’t help but admire the charm of owning a car. He was enthralled when he laid hands on his first car, a 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle, a car that meant more than a ride to him.

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The 55-year-old recalled how an average high schooler had to ride a bus to school, with cars being a rare commodity. In addition, he admitted having a car could be an indicator of a multitude of factors and one could attach different meanings to it.

What notion did a young Joe Rogan attach to his car?


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The popular TV presenter went down memory lane as he revealed what his first car represented to him when he was a high schooler. Rogan once mentioned on JRE his first car was a 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle that broke down within a day of ownership, and not long after, he owned a 1968 Oldsmobile 442.

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Rogan told John Hennessey in Ep. #1982 of JRE, cars represented freedom to him. He said, “There is something about cars that I guess it cause when I was a kid, it represented freedom, right? Cause when you are in high school you didn’t have a car. You had to ride a bus.”


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On the other hand, Hennessey listed other variables, such as “status” and “chicks”.

The podcast host readily agreed to both and continued, “Chicks for sure. It’s really more impressive for guys than for girls. The kind of cars I like, girls like, this f**king thing stinks. Smells like gas.”

Earlier in the conversation, the former Fear Factor host amusingly admitted he was grateful for technological advancement that helped him in his rides with his daughter.

Rogan thanks Apple Music for making car rides with his daughter pleasant


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The standup comic, who sometimes takes his daughters along with him on rides, is also grateful for the technological advancement that cars have gone through.

He entertains the request of his daughter, who prefers to listen to Taylor Swift, because of Apple Music, as he doesn’t have Taylor Swift on his phone.

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What do you think of this unknown facet of UFC commentator Joe Rogan’s life? Do you agree with Rogan’s notion of freedom that he attached to his car? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rohit Lohan


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Rohit Lohan is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports, with a passion for the sport that has spanned over a decade. His fascination with MMA stems from the thrill of knockouts, and he strives to bring that same level of excitement to his writing. Rohit's love for gripping stories is reflected in his articles, where he masterfully weaves together the latest news with compelling narratives.
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