We've been guilty of putting a vehicle or three on two wheels occasionally, but never on purpose. James "Ski" Smith, on the other hand, has made a habit of standing a car on edge for extended periods of time. That's impressive enough by our standards, but Smith recently attempted to take his skills to the next level by piloting a fox body Ford Mustang all the way around Laguna Seca. Why an old Mustang? Probably because no one would shed a tear if the car wound up on its roof.

Unfortunately, Smith ran into another piece of trouble before he could tackle the track's more daring corners. The extreme angle caused oiling issues with the V8 engine, flooding one bank with oil while depriving the other. As a result, Smith came to a stop just past Turn Six. Still, he hopes to try again soon. May we suggest he take something a little better suited to the task? A Chevrolet Volt, mayhaps? Scroll down to check out the clip for yourself.



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      jvshenderson
      • 2 Years Ago
      If he's "made a habit of standing a car on edge for extended periods of time" would't he have already encountered (or at least forseen) the oil issue? Or is gravity stronger in Monterey than the Midwest or the South or wherever else he's been practicing?
      Osama bin Larry
      • 2 Years Ago
      My favorite part is when he was waving the American flag in a Mustang on 2 wheels.
      James
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well folks, I really do like the fox body car, going to retire it soon though. It has never lost power like it did in this vid before, usually would blow a tire first, and I was about 10 seconds from that happening. And yes I will be doing the corkscrew... Thanks
        handwritinglol
        • 2 Years Ago
        @James
        OH SUP IS IT REALLY U? do it in something with a dry sump like a 930 turbo !
        QCRamAir
        • 2 Years Ago
        @James
        Look forward to seeing it! And you did great on this attempt as well. Good luck!
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Stacey Snyder
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looking forward to seeing how he handles the corkscrew considering that he's never been on the track before. LOL
      MotionDesigner
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Live fast, die young, bad girls do it well..." Sorry, couldn't help it.
      Stephen
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dry sump that bitch.
      T
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder how many quarts of oil he has in that sh!t banger?
      arenadood
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is nothing new, the old stunt drivers did many demos at race tracks. The only thing that limited how far they went was blowing the sides out of the tires.
      Dwight Bynum Jr.
      • 2 Years Ago
      He needs a car with a dry sump system! But then again, most cars with such a system aren't anything you'd want to drive on two wheels OR risk rolling over. :)
      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love how he doesn't know what the record is or care if he breaks it or not, just wants to do it for the sake of doing it. Can't wait to see him come back and go on the corkscrew.
      mustsvt
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd feel a lot worse if a Fox Mustang ended up on its roof than if some POS Volt did.
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