• 13

Previously, we learned that it's a bad idea to drift in areas populated with curbs. In this installment of Autoblog's Please Don't Act Like a Dufus lessons, the class will learn that other real-world obstructions can also cause significant damage.

In this particular case, the unfortunate driver of a third-gen Pontiac Trans Am rips some donuts and puts on a decent smoke show - right up until the point where he finds a manhole cover that protrudes above the surface of the pavement. The impact appears to shear something major in the rear axle (likely the axle shaft itself, judging by the intact wheel lugs), and the left rear tire decides that it no longer wishes to support its corner of the vehicle. That's OK - those stock 10-bolt rear ends are ripe for replacement anyways. Too bad the honeycomb wheel had to suffer, but at least the quarter panel didn't hit the ground.

[Source: Streetfire via CamaroZ28.com]

I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.

    • 1 Second Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Dude, that's gonna cost, like, at least $300."
      • 8 Years Ago
      hahahahahah....oh god...wasn't expecting that to happen :D
      • 8 Years Ago
      Guys, this isn't drifting; this is stupidity at its worse.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Sucked in... As if you would even bother drifting
      a P.O.S like that anyway...
      Now his stupidity is being broadcast around the world!
      How embarrassing.

      • 8 Years Ago
      i laughed harder at each replay... that must have been a beast of a manhole cover.
      i too was waiting for a truck to lose its bed though...
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's a shame that his *vehicle* had to suffer for *his* stupidity...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Damn it KITT, I told you to stop fooling around!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Turbo boost KITT... OH SH*T wait... your ass fell off. Oh well...
      • 8 Years Ago
      How fitting he's driving a firebird/camaro.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Cop: "So, what happend here?"

      Dufus: "I was just driving along the street, sir, and out of nowhere this manhole cover just hits my car!"

      Cop: "Well, you wanna explain these track marks in the street?"

      Dufus: "Yeah, some idiot came flying through here smoking em or something."

      Cop: "You wanna explain why they match your treads?"

      Dufus: "Uh, no."
      • 8 Years Ago

      Thanks for a really good laugh at the expense of the doughnutter idiot!

      Good forethought to bring a friend with a camcorder. Not good to double check the terrain...

      Let me laugh even harder...

      • 8 Years Ago
      OMG! that's the coolest drift i've ever seen. GREAT JOB, MAN!
    • Load More Comments