2017-10-06 17:09:16 UTC
I found this 2008 Motor Sport conversation with Johnny, which is terrific. His courage after his horrific smash was a mirror image of AJ Foyt after his similar crash. The sheer grit they both called upon in rehab: mind-boggling.
Foyt was nearly 50 years old with both legs smashed, and his efforts in a rehab gym had professional NFL trainers bringing in their injured quarterbacks (average age 24 years) to see Foyt work.
Herbert, an electrician's lad from Essex --- "top bloke" as they say down there.