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Old 11-09-2005, 01:06 PM
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The first 69 Camaro built for competitive drifting

"combine a burnout contest and road racing and you have drifting" -me
p.s. unless it's the dumb****s who open the door and get out or something stupid. They need to get run over sometime and maybe then they'll learn.

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Formal competitive drifting may have gotten its start in Japan, but it's American iron that's dominating competitive drifting in this country. Although the majority of machines competing in the U.S.-based Formula Drift series are still imports, it was a Pontiac GTO, a Dodge Viper and a Ford Mustang that finished one, two, three in this year's championship. With that kind of success and more competitors realizing that an understressed V8 is cheaper and more reliable than a force-fed four, that domestic presence is only going to grow. And the next hunk of American hardware to go drifting will be this ground-breaking 1969 Chevrolet Camaro.

Built by the father-and-son team of Mike and Brendan Shannon, it'll join the fight next season. But getting the car to this point hasn't been easy. Although few can blaze the baloneys better than a built '69 Camaro, drifting is more than tire smoke, and turning a muscle-bound classic into a sideways slider has never been done before.
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Old 11-09-2005, 01:19 PM
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Is this the same guy that had the blue camaro on here? I saw him on the track on SPEED channel last week running around the track, the only v8 I saw.

They guy in the vid said some funny stuff. 575hp and the car doesn't want to go sideways
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Waste of a good car.

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I'd also say it is a waste. Drifting may look fun, may be fun but it puts a big strain on the drive line, and the frame support system ( weather full frame, or unibody ) could twist ( mainly the unibodys, just as they pretzle with too much power. also the steering and suspension systems get screwed up. As I said, it might be fun but don't hand me the repair bill.
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Car looks nice and was probably well built but what a waste of a classic ...

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Looks like fun... Can I drive ?
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The only thing I see wasted is ...time, time to paint such a strange paint scheme and a driver that can't get 575hp to slide! other than that
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turning a muscle-bound classic into a sideways slider has never been done before.
Umm... you don't know me do ya!
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Drifting may look fun, may be fun but it puts a big strain on the drive line, and the frame support system ( weather full frame, or unibody ) could twist ( mainly the unibodys, just as they pretzle with too much power. also the steering and suspension systems get screwed up.

Racing in general does this, whats your point?

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its nice to see a classic that is hopefully going to do well in drifting, and all these wanna be ricers can see that a rodded muscle car has the power to do what turbo 4 cylinders push so hard to do.
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I think that is pretty awesome! Bring on a Cuda, a Cougar, more of the old iron and kick some ricer butt with class. What a blast it would be to drive one of these. Dan
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The only thing I see wasted is ...time, time to paint such a strange paint scheme and a driver that can't get 575hp to slide! other than that Umm... you don't know me do ya!
that article was a cut-n-paste.

Yea the paint is kinda funny. Almost like something from the 80s. But the car is pretty cool and reminds me more-or-less of a pro-touring machine.
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Talent


I don't care to mock folks envolved with building monster or custom or most any type of thing that rolls under HP.
Maybe you should review the mixup of the use of your talent.
It appears you have a lot talent but you lost it some where in the spinning smoke. Sorry
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Racing in general does this, whats your point?

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it isn't as hard of a strain with racing, yes it is there but not as much. cause it is still going around the track, but with the tires smoking and the car sideways, it is much more strain
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Waste of a good car.

tom
I'm with you Tom.
Any "competition" that needs "Judges" to determine the winner is about as much a contest as "competitive synchronized swimming".
No offense intended, I'm sure it's fun.
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so any hand to hand combat sport, boxing, karate, etc... are not competitions? That must mean they can't be difficult either?
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