President Obama and Jerry Seinfeld Take Turns Driving a 1963 Corvette Stingray
Oh, and he got President Barack Obama to drive it, too.
As its title suggests, the web series usually focuses on comedians [insert angry Facebook comment about “OBOZO” being “the biggest clown of them all!!!” here], but if the leader of the free world offers to be on your show, you go ahead and break from the traditional format.
Seinfeld justifies Obama’s appearance by arguing that the Commander in Chief has “gotten off just enough funny lines to qualify” for the show. And in fact, Barack even manages to get in a couple decent zingers during his chat with Jerry, which you can watch in its entirety at Crackle.com.
Though the car is playing second fiddle to the guest (even more so than usual), it’s still a head-turner. For this episode, Seinfeld found a silver blue 1963 Corvette Stingray with a 327 cubic inch V8 engine and, in Jerry’s estimation, the biggest coolness factor of any American car.
Barack agrees, saying it’s the sports car he fantasized about owning when he was a kid. At the end of the video, Jerry lets Barack get a taste of his childhood dream, as he drives the ‘Vette around the White House’s South Lawn.
Although Michelle has admitted she hasn’t driven a car in eight years now (the secret service had to teach Malia when she was getting her license), Barack looks like a natural behind the wheel of the Corvette. Although he doesn’t drive it while wearing the same bitchin’ Aviator shades that Biden has…
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Patrick Grieve was born in Southwestern Ohio and has lived there all of his life, with the exception of a few years spent getting a Creative Writing degree in Southeastern Ohio. He loves to take road trips, sometimes to places as distant as Northeastern or even Northwestern Ohio. Patrick also enjoys old movies, shopping at thrift stores, going to ballgames, writing about those things, and watching Law & Order reruns. He just watches the original series, though, none of the spin-offs. And also only the ones they made before Jerry Orbach died. Season five was really the peak, in his opinion. See more articles by Patrick.