Today is National Donut Day, which big-time national donut chains usurped to lure you into their doors. Much better, it’s as an excuse to roast tires, and an exceptionally appropriate way to drive your ultra-rare Ford GT, as demonstrated by pro drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr.
I don’t have time to wait in the long line of donut grifters at Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts today, but I do know the location of a quality skidpad. Ripping donuts in a low-numbers sports car that Ford had to hand-pick you for to receive is clearly the best use of this now-extremely commercial holiday.
This blatant display of ‘Murica (...and Canada, because the GT is made over the border) also kind of fits the true patriotic meaning of National Donut Day, which actually has its roots in World War I, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Salvation Army volunteers handed out donuts on the front lines of WWI, and the love for the pastries stuck when the soldiers came home.
The first Friday of every June became National Donut Day starting in 1938 to commemorate the Salvation Army’s role in feeding our troops good snacks. (Now let’s see some rad tank donuts, too, for America.)