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While few Bret Michaels fans would be surprised to learn that the rock star and "Celebrity Apprentice" champion knows his way around a tour bus, that's far from the only vehicle that gets his motor running.

"I'm an old-school, true gearhead," says Michaels, talking to Zap2it in mid-October at the test track for History's Sunday car show "Top Gear," where he has just completed a lap in the red Suzuki SX4 hatchback as part of the show's "Big Star in a Small Car" segment.

"Some people get excited about driving a car and being in a car," he continues. "Even a bad day on my dirt-bike track or my go-cart track, a bad day in a car on a track like this, is a good day to me. There's never a bad day."

He even indulges while on the road playing music.

"You're either born into it or you get it in your blood, »

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