Spinning Queen Stacey-lee May and her need for speed
23 May 2019 MOTORING
By Zuko Komisa
Spinning Queen Stacey-lee May recently joined The Drive Thru to share her love for car spinning, being a law student and how she is making a difference in her community.
Stacy’s love for speed and spinning in front of a raving crowd has kept her fire burning. Born in Eldorado Park, the 21-year-old Stacey-Lee May started her spinning journey very early in life. Her introduction to spinning came from being bullied in High School, and at the age of 16, her father decided to teach her how to spin in order to boost her confidence.
“My family has always been into motorsport. I was 5 years old when they took me to my first show. Eventually, we fell in love with spinning and we have not looked back since”
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An activist in her own right, she spoke about the meaning attached to the color of her car and why she chose it.
“The color of my car represents Breast Cancer Awareness because my grandmother fought breast cancer. Unfortunately, she lost the battle and I am showing people that I support them as they go through this sickness”
Her spinning journey has taken around the world and she’s shot documentaries in London and New York. She recently shot a series for Netflix called HyperDrive, in September. She’ll be headed to Pakistan to represent South Africa in a motor show.
She currently runs a soup kitchen in her community once a month and has an annual winter drive of blankets and non-perishables for those in need.