• May 18, 2009
Drifting Big Wheel style: Click above to watch video after the jump

Drifting isn't nearly as easy as it looks. It takes keen hand-eye coordination and an almost spiritual connection with one's vehicle. One payoff for drifting is that it looks really cool, especially when it's seen in a slow motion video.

A bunch of guys with access to some beautiful twisting roads and a few Big Wheels set out to see if drifting looks as cool with a toddler's bike as it does with a Hyundai Genesis Coupe. You know what? It doesn't, but it's still quite entertaining. Hit the jump to see it for yourself. We're pretty sure Rhys Millen shouldn't be worried about this new competition, but we would be surprised if any one of us didn't have an absolute ball trying this ourselves.

[Source: YouTube]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      That........is...........AWESOME
      • 5 Years Ago
      I had one of the original Big Wheels: I wore 2 of them out. I would love to find one again and give it to my nephew. This was awesome and I can't believe some of you are being negative, jackasses.
      • 5 Years Ago
      good job* autoblog
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is actually a Huffy Slider, not a big wheel.

      Slider:

      http://fatlace.com/stayfresh/files/huffy1ly3.jpg

      Big Wheel:

      http://www.pedalcarzone.com/cgi-bin/image/templates/Big_Wheel_Pic-DRV2-PCZ.jpg

      Just a little FYI Autoblog.
      • 5 Years Ago
      LOL. Crazy bastards...
      • 5 Years Ago
      anyone mind telling me what song is that? :)
        • 5 Years Ago
        You can get a better version here
        www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0
        • 5 Years Ago
        AC/DC Thunderstruck
        • 5 Years Ago
        a sad but prudent action
        • 5 Years Ago
        ac/dc - thunderstruck
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just imagine what could be possible with more power.
      • 5 Years Ago
      hahaha the affordable FWD drifting.
      • 5 Years Ago
      YES!!

      best video of 2009. this looks like TOOOO much fun.

      bookmarked for future reference.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Funny....

      ... that big-wheels with pedal driven front wheels are FWD.

      pushing your rear end around != a power slide.

      I saw someone else once with an avatar that showed a black an white logo of a tricycle, and under it the quite appropriate text: "I learned early that FWD SUCKS!"
      • 5 Years Ago
      All that's missing is the disclaimer " Professional driver on a closed course, do not attempt at home". This is a poor mans WRC, awesome.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Awesome.

      I vividly remember those first experiences with wheelspin and understeer on plastic-wheeled Big Wheels. Wish I'd thought of putting a sticky bike tire up front!
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