Cindy McCain, First Lady of Drift

If you haven’t been following the giant mudslinging contest known as the 2008 presidential campaign, consider yourself smart, as banging one’s head against a wall repeatedly does tend to kill off brain cells. However, we at JNC feel that its our duty to keep you informed, and at least one vital fact has emerged from the current election season that we’re sure will prove more important than any other issue in the history of American politics: Cindy McCain, wife of candidate John McCain, not only owns a Nissan 240SX – which is totally foxy in and of itself – but she also takes it to the track. To drift.

According to this ESPN article and video, the 54-year-old heiress of one of the largest Anheuser-Busch distributors in the USĀ  was watching TV with her son six years ago when she saw some footage of the ancient Japanese tradition of dorifto. Instantly captivated by the art of throwing one’s car sideways in a controlled slide, she traveled to Japan to learn the skill from one of the craft’s masters (whom, the article does not name).

For the next two years, she and her son Jack traveled back and forth to Japan many times to hone her training, and even when she suffered a stroke upon returning from one of these trips, she didn’t let that stop her from getting behind the wheel. Just six weeks after recovering, she was in an executive protection driving course at the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving at Jack’s behest, learning how to perform 180s and evade hijackers. Then in 2005, she and Jack began building the 240SX with, as ESPN says, a “tricked out engine.”

So basically, what we have here is a potential First Lady of the United States that can clutch-kick an S13 around the White House Ellipse. Plus, she’s filthy rich and has access to an endless supply of beer? Forget the Black dude and the old guy, Cindy McCain for President!

Forum discussion here.

[ESPN via Autoblog]

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11 Responses to Cindy McCain, First Lady of Drift

  1. Latka said:

    Uh. …. ok. Drifting is silly enough as it is…and now you’ve got old white chicks doing it? Bye bye credibility. :)

  2. Ben said:

    Hmm, good point. But can you imagine having a drifter in the White House? The things she could demand… Manual transmissions for everyone! Every automaker must now build a lightweight RWD car! :)

  3. Macka said:

    Hope you guys realize that theres a chick down here in Australia thats been drifting for about 6 years now too

  4. Mr.L.J. Nordvik said:

    With one upmanship being the name of the political game I can’t wait to see the democrats response. Off road racing with Joseph “The Ironman” Biden?

  5. BuddyJ said:

    I think it’d be cool if she’d lobby to get our import laws changed so we could be cool like Canada and get Kei cars and stuff that’s 15 years old. Increasing the containers bringing cars here would great. I’d make getting some rarer JNCs much simpler.

    I’d welcome having to make the tough decision- Autozam AZ-1 or Suzuki Alto Works. Or should I hold out for an EP91 Starlet GT Turbo? That’d be rough.

  6. Ben said:

    BuddyJ – now there’s a man with a plan!

  7. Dan said:

    Someone needs to get her a subscription of JNC! ;)

  8. mcain has my vote that is real cool that she knows how to drift if she were to become first lady she would be the most unique one at that. all these neg. comment you guys are just mad cause you cant drift!!!!!!!!!!

  9. jeba said:

    Obama is still the better choice.

  10. Alan said:

    this story simply blows my mind.

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