• Mar 16th 2009 at 4:58PM
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A few years ago, drifting took the motorsports world by storm... and while its momentum seems to have cooled a bit, virtually everyone can appreciate the knife-edged balance of throttle and steering needed to execute a yawning slide. That appreciation has extended all the way to China, where a young man has converted his knock-kneed, skinny-tired Chang'an delivery truck into a purpose-built machine.

And why not? It's rear-drive, light weight, cheap, and reasonably robust. We dig the owner's enthusiasm, as well as his ingenuity and driving skill on China's slick mountain roads and in-town roundabouts. Check out the video after the jump (complete with a nod to Japan's Initial D anime series in the soundtrack), but remember: Kids, don't try this at home with Dad's new F-150.

[Chinasmack via China Car Times]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Give this guy a pro rally driver license+ rally car and i´m pretty sure he will doing well !

      Thumbs up for his skills

      but also

      thumbs down for doing that in town.
      • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like redneck pickup truck tricks aren't the exclusive domain of the West. ;)

      In all seriousness though, that's pretty damn awesome.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I meant melamine.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Don't worry, it wasn't funny anyway.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This guy's got ballz for driving around those bends with THAT truck in THAT kind of weather with THOSE skinny tires. Did I see drum brakes on the front? Kudos.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Those tires are exactly why this works... Get a decent set of tires on that and, best case, it wouldn't drift and, worst case, it tips over...

        Another example of why you don't need quanta-power to have fun...
        • 6 Years Ago
        I had a Honda Big Red with some "repurposed" car ties on the back, it was fun, too!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I've been to China a few times. I've never seen people do more with less. I love this guy!
      • 6 Years Ago
      This young man has 4" SKF ball bearings for testicles... To think that he did all that with crappy lorry tires and a handbrake that stretches all the way to the floorboard IN the cockpit..

      I prostrate before his Drift-ness..

      I wonder when will he be sponsored?
      • 6 Years Ago
      well... It´s not an AE-86, but its a normal delivery car with drift propouse mods and a skilled driver. The spirit is there and there´s no denying,
      • 6 Years Ago
      Kinda reminds me of when we were young. We hacked the back off of a full size van, so it was nothing but frame. That thing was all over the road too.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Another proof that Asians can't drive--he keeps on losing traction in the tires.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Maybe world's most affordable D-car with classic MR layout!

      F-150?NIce choice of burnout.lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      "but also

      thumbs down for doing that in town."

      Understand your point. But he also wrote this at the start of the video, let me translate into English:
      "For your better understanding, let me give some info behind the scence of this video."
      "It was already well considered for security matter, so it was shot in midnight, and the places were chosen to be in less traffic there at that time. There were many friends came to see this, and they helped to block streets around; Even many warm-hearted taxi drivers joined to help."
      "Here I wanna to say thanks to all the friends who had given their warm help at that night, I can't complete it without them. Hope you enjoy this video."

      I've seen lots of this kind of homebrew drift videos, found that it seems many of them in GuiZhou provience. I think it's because there're many mountains and this kind of rear-drive truck is cheap and easy available in China, and usually used by farmers who live in mountain. For your interests, here's a google map link for the location of this video, the city name is KaiYang: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=zh-CN&geocode=&q=%E5%BC%80%E9%98%B3&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=38.281301,79.101563&ie=UTF8&z=11
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