Proving that there's a first time for everything, 79-year-old racing legend Bob Bondurant recently jumped behind the wheel of one of his popular driving school's Chevrolet Sonic LTZ hatchbacks for a bit of drifting. But wait, how does someone drift a turbocharged front-wheel drive subcompact? Just like high schoolers have been doing for years: Lunch trays.

With a slick plastic lunch tray wedged beneath each rear tire and the parking brake locked, the five-door behaves as if its tail is on ice. This allows the Le Mans-winner-turned-driving-school-titan to toss the Chevrolet around (albeit rather slowly) and enjoy some sweet Sonic oversteer. Of course it's silly... but Bob sure looks like he's having fun.

If you are interested in owning one of the mangled and charred trays, signed by the legend himself, check out this eBay auction after watching the video below.


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      joe shmoe
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'd be happy if I can even drive at 79. By then, I'd probably have major arthritis and cataracts.
      Dean
      • 1 Year Ago
      I need to get my hands on a front-wheel-drive car, and some lunch trays!
      summazooma
      • 1 Year Ago
      super nice guy... he signed a small scale model of the Ferrari GP car he drove in 1965 for my son (okay, for me but my 6 yr old son was there) at Concorso Italianno one year and was happy to just talk for as long as we wanted.
      CentralControl
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bob is awesome! Not only can he still drive at 79, he's still heavily involved at the race school and willing to do fun things like this. I recently got the opportunity to attend his school - and was surprised to see him come to the classes, watch the students out on the track and still give advice. I hope I'm still able to do things like this at 79!!
      threefortyduster
      • 1 Year Ago
      Always nice to see guys having fun. Can't help but think the video would have been better without the two idiots screaming about it though.
      Dewayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      in the 40\'s my dad use to drift his 46 chevy on the ice in Gary In. mostly mechanical issues though LOL