Vice President Joe Biden has held plenty of high-profile jobs in his lifetime, but at his core, he's a lot like any of us. That's because he's a die-hard auto enthusiast with a list of cars to back up his love of the auto.

Car and Driver recently sat down with the VP to talk cars, and it turns out that the life-long politician knows more than a thing or two about autos. Biden, the son of a car salesman, still owns a Goodwood-green 1967 Corvette 327 that he appears to be quite fond of. Unfortunately, the Secret Service won't let him drive that dreamy Vette; something that Biden says he hates about his job. The VP also talks about his brother's CTS-V, of which he says he jumped in and laid down some serious rubber while in his driveway. Sounds like something we would do if we had a 1,700-foot driveway.

Biden went on to defend the bailout of GM and Chrysler, and talked up Uncle Sam's $2 billion in battery technology investments. In fact, Biden claims that in 10 years, batteries will be able to propel a vehicle for 1,000 miles, while weighing as little as a tenth of today's lithium ion batteries. Sounds good to us. Head over to C/D to read the entire interview. Interesting stuff.


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      webcollect
      • 3 Years Ago
      If Biden said it, then it must be true. Right? :)
        • 3 Years Ago
        @webcollect
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      spikeritz
      • 3 Years Ago
      How un-green..... FINALLY, something to like about biden.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      DC Mike
      • 3 Years Ago
      The first thing I thought of was this Onion article... CLASSIC. http://www.theonion.com/articles/shirtless-biden-washes-trans-am-in-white-house-dri,2718/
      harbour
      • 3 Years Ago
      Glad to hear this, but without all the political froth that accompanies and led to it.
      Mohannad Aldubayan
      • 3 Years Ago
      He laid rubber on his 1700 feet long driveway, that's so cool... I can't even laid bicycle rubber on my drive way!!!
      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's okay. In 17 months and 12 days, he'll have plenty of time to enjoy his Corvette. ;-)
        dukeisduke
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dukeisduke
        Oops. Make that 16 months and 12 days.
        RJC
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dukeisduke
        Yes, because reverting back to the policies and ideologies that got us into the mess IN THE FIRST PLACE will present the ultimate panacea for improvement.
          Hampton
          • 3 Years Ago
          @RJC
          Thanks for Your comment Think Free.Most people don't realize it was Clinton who concieved this whole mortgage crisis. Bush may have tried to stop it but was deterred by the Dems.Then Obama came along and added to the disaster. Thank You for being informed
          Synthono
          • 3 Years Ago
          @RJC
          It's not a problem that exists solely through Democrats or Republicans. Even if it started with Carter, there was still Regan and Bush 1 and 2 that didn't do crap to curb the sub prime loans and fleecing of the population by the financial sector. The problem with your entire country (Democrat AND Republican, not one or the other) is that the words "government regulation" is seen as profanity, even though they were very much necessary in the entire financial sector for 30 years not one president had the balls to come out and clamp down on the very dangerous game the financial sector was playing. Since there were just as many Republican presidents as there were Democratic ones, you can't say with a straight face that either party is remotely blameless. Unfortunately, you've got a two party system and both parties suck.
          lasertekk
          • 3 Years Ago
          @RJC
          Hey think flee: Stop spouting party lies. Like they say, straight from the horse's mouth: http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/speech/kroszner20081203a.htm That would be the Federal Reserve official report. Allow me to point out the paragraph of importance to disprove your party and ideological lies: Some critics of the CRA contend that by encouraging banking institutions to help meet the credit needs of lower-income borrowers and areas, the law pushed banking institutions to undertake high-risk mortgage lending. We have not yet seen empirical evidence to support these claims, nor has it been our experience in implementing the law over the past 30 years that the CRA has contributed to the erosion of safe and sound lending practices. In the remainder of my remarks, I will discuss some of our experiences with the CRA. I will also discuss the findings of a recent analysis of mortgage-related data by Federal Reserve staff that runs counter to the charge that the CRA was at the root of, or otherwise contributed in any substantive way, to the current subprime crisis.
        Felspawn
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dukeisduke
        i wouldnt be so sure about that..
        nsxrules
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dukeisduke
        Amen to that, most of the people I work with or hang out with didn't vote for him in 2008, all but 1 of the ones that voted for him in 2008 now say they will vote for whoever runs against him. The one holdout says he can't bring himself to vote for a Republican (life long democrat) but will instead not vote at all. In short Obama is a 1 termer.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @nsxrules
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          A_Guy
          • 3 Years Ago
          @nsxrules
          Gotta love the folks that use anecdotal evidence to come to a conclusion. Everyone I work with voted for Obama and still support him. But, I'm not going to claim he'll win a second term based on that tiny sample.
        hgeorgech
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dukeisduke
        exactly ... an '86 Yugo is more his speed tho! More fitting and appropriate.
      Think Free
      • 3 Years Ago
      NO administration in US history has been more anti car- anti freedom than this administration
        A_Guy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Think Free
        At least give some real examples to back up your claim. If I even see the words "socialist" or "socialism" I'll know you're talking out your ass - which would just probably be crapping out whatever Fox News shoved up there! HEYO :D
          Think Free
          • 3 Years Ago
          @A_Guy
          A_Guy, if you are asking me to name a few reasons why Modern Dems are anti freedom' 1.CAFE- is unconstitutional and Obamas standard will change how and what you drive. 2. Cap n Trade- Carbon tax and the EPA regulating CO2- all energy will be more $ 3. Card Check- lets Unions use fears to organize 4. Spending. We all will pay 5. Not drilling here. 6. Crazy tax ideas. Not enough Rich to pay- eventually we all will or... VAT tax to hide it. 7. Red Light/ speed cameras. direct result for more local need of tax revenue Yes, I am aware that many liberal Repubs have been accomplices.
        SloopJohnB
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Think Free
        And this has exactly WHAT to do with the SS not letting Joe B drive his øwn car?
          Think Free
          • 3 Years Ago
          @SloopJohnB
          Rick C , like Warren Buffet or George (the Nazi) Soros ?
        Zoom
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Think Free
        When you start driving solely on private roads, coast to coast, then you can talk.
        lasertekk
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Think Free
        Go take your meds.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Think Free
      • 3 Years Ago
      I see the autoblog green thugs are out in force today defending their socialist hero.
      SpeedyRacer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Obama chose wisely when he picked Biden for VP. Now anyone who would consider harming the Prez has to think about who would take his place. Good life insurance policy. Cheap and effective. Now if only Obama would make good decisions like that... but on behalf of the public interest and not his own.
      SloopJohnB
      • 3 Years Ago
      Biden is a p@$$y. Secret Service won't 'let' him drive his own car? That's a pile of scat. They might not like him to drive it, but they certainly cannot stop him. They would just have to surround him while he's doing it and he doesn't want tø make waves. All he's got to do is say he's going to do it.
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