Drifting is all the rage with the young crowd these days and some of them think they invented the term “drifting”. In reality, racers have been drifting cars since cars have had enough power to actually spin the wheels. For racers, it is often the fastest way to exit a corner in a rear wheel drive car.
Thanks to the folks at the Canadian Motorsport History Group on Yahoo, I came across this fabulous video of the Trans Am series in the glory days. Shot at Brainerd International, where the Trans Am series raced on the Donnybrooke track on July 6, 1969.
As regular readers will know, my Dad raced an AMX in Ontario in the ’69 season, so I was having a great time looking at the assortment of AMX’s and Javelin’s when something unique sort of jumped out at me. The Penske Donohue Camaro ran with a vinyl roof early in the ’69 season and I think this video is the first I’ve seen of that car in action.
Great video after the break.