While the annual Woodward Dream Cruise brings plenty of cool cars and automotive enthusiasts to the suburbs of Detroit, the third round of the Midwest Drift Union brought some racing excitement to downtown Detroit. Laying down some rubber with the city's historic and iconic Michigan Central Depot as a backdrop, the "Streets of Detroit" drift competition took advantage of the broad, sweeping turn and tight-angled streets directly in front of the early-1900s-era train station.

The event was won by Mike Skudlarek, 22, of Plymouth, MI in his LS3-powered Nissan 240SX, but fortunately, some of the action was captured using a drone camera giving a unique vantage poin as the cars navigated the course. The driftastic video is posted below.


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      dukeisduke
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's the Michigan Central Station (MCS), not Depot. The station opened 100 years ago, in 1913, and was doomed from the start, because the city unwisely built it outside of downtown. Within 20 years of opening, interurban service to it ended, isolating the station. After that, the only time it had a large amount of traffic was during WWII.
      askroon
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is the perfect use for an abandoned city!
        Justin
        • 1 Year Ago
        @askroon
        Should check out the Top Gear episode from this season set in an abandoned Spanish town. The boys go racing.
      richard gear
      • 1 Year Ago
      Pointless...and when they have finished with the tires they can throw over the fence into an abandoned lot !
      Russell Ford
      • 1 Year Ago
      'Iconic' that must be code for piece of sh*t.
        Justin
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Russell Ford
        Idiot. It's a beautiful building that will hopefully get a second life.
      JS
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm glad to see that the standard for grammar and spelling on AutoBlog remains low. "The event was won by Mike Skudlarek, 22, of Plymouth, MI in his LS3-powered Nissan 240SX, but fortunately, some of the action was captured..." HUH? So, you're disappointed that he won or that there was footage? Confused. I sure am glad for that "vantage poin" though. Good for Detroit though.
      getoffmydinghy
      • 1 Year Ago
      What could have been another great video ruined by a shitty emo soundtrack. If it's a car video, let's hear car noises. Leave the basement show jamz for X-treme sports videos, hm?