So, it's a safe bet that the following video is the craziest thing you'll see all day. Maybe this week, and quite possibly, this month. It stars, in no particular order, a drifting Freightliner semi driven by Pikes Peak champ Mike Ryan, a dock worker/stuntman being pulled behind said semi, a Ford Crown Victoria driving on two wheels, a drifting Nissan 240SX Coupe, two ramps, a row of Smart Fortwo minicarsand the Long Beach harbor. Yes, this is the sequel to the original "Size Matters."

The result of combining all of these things is a video that makes Ken Block's Gymkhana series look like an advertisement for the Foundation for Safe and Responsible Motoring. If you've never seen what a performance semi can do, this video, where it's drifting about alongside a car, is all you'll really need to see. And of course, this video is also proof that semis can fly (although not over the Smarts, because they were off to the side, slightly).

"The whole thing is unnatural from its very foundation," Gale Banks, President of Banks Power, told Autoblog. "You take a five-ton big rig, it's got a Detroit Diesel engine that we turbocharged and supercharged, added our Straight-Shot methanol injection, and then you do things with it that most people wouldn't do even in a regular car."

While the work on the Freightliner was doubtlessly a challenge, getting this epic film shot was hardly a walk in the park. "Between Homeland Security and the insurance company, we almost didn't get to do the jump," Banks said. "I think anyone who's into trucks, drifting, jumping and insane stunts will dig it."

You can scroll down for the full video of Ryan's run in the Banks Castrol Freightliner.


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      Jaclock LaGlock
      • 1 Year Ago
      You had me at, "finishes with big jump."
      Tim
      • 1 Year Ago
      TOO MUCH POST-PRODUCTION! CAN'T HANDLE THE POST-PRODUCTION
      Carlove215
      • 1 Year Ago
      I want that truck...
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      if it wasn't for the music...
      MechE
      • 1 Year Ago
      Pretty cool. Impressed with how close the truck got to the containers during the donuts.
      TrippulG3
      • 1 Year Ago
      Fun, but they really could've done without the kid saying anything ("Did you see that truck?"). That amplified the cheese factor by about 100x.
      brian peters
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bleh.
        b.rn
        • 1 Year Ago
        @brian peters
        I'm with you. An overproduced drifting video. Bleh. Actually race the truck and I might be interested.
      amade.ch
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ken who? ;-)
      Trent
      • 1 Year Ago
      Pretty cool!
      thestigwins
      • 1 Year Ago
      That video was way better than that gymkhana crap.
        Mike
        • 1 Year Ago
        @thestigwins
        uh no, the production quality of this is way below that of the Ken Block ones. It's impressive that the truck and driver of the truck were doing some crazy stuff, but the rest was pretty boring.
          over9000
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mike
          I would say about the same considering Ken Block can't drive and never won anything
          Mike
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mike
          @over9000 you obviously do not follow rally racing
      over9000
      • 1 Year Ago
      Other than the hot blond girl in the beginning, I found the rest of the scene really stupid
      Robert Ryan
      • 1 Year Ago
      How the US has changed :a German owned truck company using a British companies oils, doing European truck burnouts(they race Big Rigs in Europe)
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