Slide Wide Michelle: British Blonde Beauty Drifts Her Nissan S14 for the Cameras [Video]
Generally speaking, thebooth babes,grid girlsand other models found at variouscar shows,motorsports eventsand other automotive functions have, at most, a casual interest in cars. Sure, that can be interpreted as sexism, but we’ve yet to encounter a scantily clad gal posing in front of a tuned car who responded to the question of “What do you like about this car?” with something like “The wheels have just the right amount of offset,” or “The one-of-a-kind waterjet-cut front strut tower brace.” We’re not saying there’s anything wrong with that, but we think it would be nice to come across a pretty face who was also a petrolhead every once and a while.
So you can imagine how smitten we are withMichelle Westby. This golden-maned English rose has served as a grid girl and promo model (often forMaxxis Tires, if the percentage of pictures onher websiteis any indication), but that’s by no means the full extent of her involvement in the automotive sphere; no, Ms. Westby is also a fixture on Britain’s amateurdriftingcircuit, sliding her bad-and-blackS14-chassis Nissan 200SX(a.k.a.Silviaa.k.a.240SX) around race tracks and across parking lots. And while she and her ‘90sNissancoupe might not have wowed the judges this time around,Fast, Furious & FunnyhostRory Reidcertainly seemed to enjoy his ride-along with her. As for us? We’re wondering where she’s been all our life. Oh, that’s right: England. Damn you, geography…