RIP Big Willie Robinson, who tried to end gang violence with drag racing:

I can only hope to someday be half as awesome as this guy was.

via Jalopnik by Mike Spinelli on 5/21/12

At 6'6", William "Big Willie" Andrew Robinson III — a bowler hat perched atop his head, his voice booming — cut an imposing figure among the youth of South Central Los Angeles during the 1970s. That figure both belied and contributed to his mission, which was to end gang violence and racial unrest through drag racing. Robinson died this past Saturday after a short illness. He was 70.

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