Drifting originated in Japan, and as such, usually attracts rear-wheel drive Japanese cars like the Mazda RX7 and Nissan 240SX. But when Formula D brought drifting to the mainstream in America back in 2004, more than a few muscle-car enthusiasts took notice, including Michael Peters.
Peters and his El Camino entered Formula D with drifting team Bubba Drift. The ElCo featured a Magnuson supercharged LS1 mated to a three-speed automatic gearbox. It produced 330 rear-wheel horsepower and apparently, had no e-brake, which would make competitive drifting extremely hard.
Despite having no handbrake, Peters made do with the cards he was dealt. We’d say he actually did pretty well, based on the video below, which was filmed back in 2006. Peters and Bubba Drift left competitive drifting that year and according to Jalopnik, he currently works for Hennessey Performance Engineering. Check out the video of him and the El Camino getting all sideways and slidey just below.