The Secret Service doesn’t let people under its protection drive very often. When they do, it’s normally a golf cart they’re behind the wheel of. So after years of driving imprisonment, it’s no surprise that Joe Biden pulled a spectacular burnout the second he got behind the wheel of his Corvette.
Jay Leno tweeted out a preview of Jay Leno’s Garage featuring Biden. Leno shows up at the Secret Service training ground, where Biden was waiting with his very own 1967 Corvette. The car was a wedding gift from his father 49 years ago, and Biden’s two sons recently had the engine rebuilt as a Christmas present.
Our nation’s leaders are not allowed to drive very often, so this is only the third time Biden’s driven his pride and joy since being elected. You can tell he’s missed spinning the tires just a little bit.
It also seems that there’s more to the episode than just Biden hooning around. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell also turns up towards the end with a more modern Corvette, so we’re hoping for an elected officials muscle-car showdown in the near future.
With just a few more months left in office, Biden is primed to be back driving soon, although even as a former Vie President, the Secret Service probably won’t let him do this kinda thing on public roads.