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Joe Biden at an auto show / Carlos Osorio, AP

This year's auto show in Detroit gave Joe Biden a chance to talk about one of the loves of his life: His 1967 Corvette Stingray.

Biden told a crowd that he's frustrated he can't take his 'Vette out on the road -- the Secret Service won't let him -- but sometimes he gets behind the wheel at his home in Delaware.

On one such occasion last year, Biden said he told a Secret Service agent: "Either get in the passenger seat with me or shoot me, because I'm moving."

Biden said he did a 60-foot burnout in his driveway.

More from The Wall Street Journal:

"Mr. Biden called himself a 'car junkie,' and said he wished he could go out on the floor and look at some of the cars. In addition to the Corvette, he said he was excited about Ford's new aluminum-bodied F-150 and GM's Cadillac ATS.

"After the speech, according to the pool report, Mr. Biden visited the Ford stand, where he met Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. and Rep. John Dingell (D., Mich.). 'Thank you for saving our ass,' Mr. Biden told Mr. Ford, apparently referring to the 2008-2009 auto crisis, when company was the only one of the Big 3 to not seek a government bailout."



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