Is Cheap Drifting The Best Drifting? Check Out The Profile On This Low Buck, BangShifty 1971 GMC
While there are really no concrete rules about what’s best in any form of motorsports competition, it is tough to argue against cheap, right? The BangShifty way is typically not one where the streets are paved with gold but rather one where the streets are paved with fun on whatever budget you can afford to have it. In this case we’re looking at a 1971 GMC truck that is at a drift meet being held on a circle track. The truck is pretty brilliant in our eyes. Why? Because it is seemingly the most wrong thing to ever hit a drift course and the guy is having huge fun with it.
It has standard all-terrain tires on it. It has nothing done to the stock suspension other than new shocks, factory replacements, a sway bar from a on-ton dump truck up front, and drop shackles in the rear. The engine is a 350 of unknown origins and the best part? The transmission is a three speed stick! Isn’t that awesome? He jammed some seats from an Integra into the cab to keep himself in place when sliding sideways and then he hit the track. The guy has previous drifting experience before and we think it shows with his ability to hang this truck out gracefully.
We love stuff like this and we dig the guy’s pretty humble approach. He’s not there bragging on his stuff but he makes some great points about how cheap it is to go out and have fun with something that can be repaired easily. Anyone else out there doing something similar? This seems like a great way to blow off some steam and just enjoy time on the track. It ain’t always about trying to become the next Vaughn Gitten Jr., right?
Press play below to see this 1971 GMC drift truck in action – this looks too fun!