Son Shows Mom What Her Pontiac Solstice Is Best Used For

What was your Mother's Day gift for your mom? Well, whatever it was, we're pretty sure it was better than what this guy had in store for his mom. And yes, just so we understand each other, "nothing" still qualifies as "better."
Mom and son drifting in Solstice 1 photo
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To be fair, the mother should have known what was coming to her (and she does admit to it at the end of the video), but I guess it's hard to say "no" when your previous similar video racked up over 1.5 million views on YouTube. That's right, it isn't the first time this guy takes his mother for a spin that ends up to be more than she bargained for.

His name is Adam, and when he's not scaring the life out of his mother, he's riding BMX bikes. And we all know what "riding" BMX bikes actually means... so he's basically constantly tormenting his poor mom who's probably expecting a phone call from the hospital every minute, telling her he's broken his leg or something.

But, sadly for her, all of his legs were working just fine last Sunday when he got back home to celebrate Mother's Day with... well, his mother. One year ago, he got her to drive his modified Nissan 240SX, which turned out quite nicely. She refused to do a burnout, but she managed to cope with the extra power, the hard clutch, and the short-throw gear shifter.

However, she wasn't so happy when Adam got into the driver's seat. In fact, she was quite upset with the whole burnout-plus-drifting scenario, so he probably had to eat out that night. This time around, though, more consent was involved. And the 240SX was nowhere to be seen, so mom's Pontiac Solstice had to do.

The Solstice was a weird vehicle with plenty of things wrong with it, but also a few that made it quite fun. Like its European counterpart, the Opel/Vauxhall GT, it wasn't a sales hit, so the 70,000 units sold in the US over six years weren't convincing enough for Pontiac to grant it a successor. The fact that the brand went belly-up in 2010 didn't help either. However, it's still a fun two-seater with a unique design and a tendency not to go straight. In other words, it's definitely not the kind of car you would expect a 50-something-year-old woman to drive.

After watching this video, it's clear she wasn't driving it the right way, and she refused to let herself be lectured into how to spin the car. So the Solstice is still condemned to a life of grocery runs. Well, at least it had its almost five minutes of fame thanks to Adam.

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