• Jul 14, 2007

Growing up in the Midwest with sprint cars and other forms of dirt track racing, I have to admit that the current variety of drift racing hasn't really done much for me. (As opposed to car chases and The Fast and the Furious, which is illegal in real life and I would never recommend it, but I can't get enough of films with cars racing through the streets.) However, I have always had a thing for heavy machinery, and when you combine the two -- drifting and trucks -- well, all of a sudden it's tres cool. On the same note, somehow, using heavy machinery like a loader to do stunts normally associated with cars and bikes, like wheelies, is the perfect kind of absurdity for a Saturday afternoon. It's like elephants balancing on beach balls. Irresistible. Follow the jump to see 'em both. Now if we could just get some of those gigantic mining dump trucks in a three-up drift race in a quarry track...

[Source: Streetfire]





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      • 7 Years Ago
      The first one has been posted before:
      http://www.autoblog.com/2005/12/20/timewaster-of-the-day-supersized-drifting-video/

      , but the second one is pretty cool.
      • 7 Years Ago
      dude, double repost. nice.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Anyone has a link to a video of a semi truck going up Pikes Peak??
      • 7 Years Ago
      Man.... Does that bring back a memory. In '82 or so during Spring Break I visited my grandparents down in Phoenix. My cousin Bobby and I took a bus from Green Bay to Phoenix.

      Anyway when we got there one day Grandpa took us out to PIR to watch the outlaws run and the show before the show was "Truck Racing" again this is 82 so it wasn't pickups. It was semis. There were 7 trucks in the field, clearly there were 2 real race trucks but the other 5 were rigs that spent most of their time doing OTR duty.

      Anyway about the 10th lap or so one of the non race trucks lost it going into the second corner and went right THROUGH the real wall. It didn't even slow down when it hit it was like an explosion of cinder block. As soon as the green flag dropped the field had narrowed to only 2 trucks for the remaining 20 or so laps.

      Watching the outlaws run was cool though. Growing up in Green Bay the best we got was local supermodifieds and a trip once a year to Indy.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hahahahahahahahaha! The 2nd one made my day! Thnx Autoblog! :D
      • 7 Years Ago
      omg the 2nd one =o
      • 7 Years Ago
      That is on nice Mac. The air ride allowed the cab to not lean and roll the truck over. If this is a stock truck, it would make an incredible ad for MAC.
        • 7 Years Ago
        "dude, that truck is MAN"

        Thanks Adam. You were not the first to have pointed that out. See my earlier post. I should have known, Mac is not that far advanced. To bad MAN is not sold in Canada or I would have a closer look at it.
        • 7 Years Ago
        dude, that truck is MAN http://www.man-mn.co.uk/en/en.jsp

        not a Mac
      • 7 Years Ago
      I have to slap my forehead. This is the truck Stacey used to win in the 2007 Dakar. I see why now.
      • 7 Years Ago
      RE: Brian @ Jul 15th 2007 10:28AM

      That's not a "MAC" it's a MAN.

      Thanks Brian. I was trying to read the name and got it wrong. It looks to be a pretty stable COE.