Cindy McCain, the Stepford Wife-lookalike to John McCain, isn’t just a gearhead. She’s been drifting before you knew it existed.

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This ESPN profile from 2008 on the then-54-year-old potential first lady of the United States details her indoctrination into the world of drifting. NewsWeek had reported at the time that she was into race cars, but I imagine that the publication just had no clue what drifting was. Her son got her into it back in 2002 and how she grew into the sport more than anyone (particularly her son) could believe. She took multiple trips to Japan to practice, went to Bondurant driving school, and got herself an S13 Nissan 240SX.

I can’t get over how awesome this is.

(Hat tip to Mister Russo!)


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