Here’s a question the answer to which will likely change
your life the next few minutes of your life: is it possible to drift a bone-stock, 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier?
As with all other third-generation Cavs, the 1997 model year was not exactly a shining example of GM’s engineering prowess. Many owners like Ryan Symancek — the owner of the blue Cavalier seen here — best remember it as “an absolute piece of shit.” Yet, as Semancek tells it, that’s exactly the reason he kept the car around.
In the video, our protagonist purposefully avoids house work to film the first episode of Procrastination Garage, where he thrashes the front-wheel drive Cavalier around his homemade, wet grass drift course.
Samencek easily proves that with a bit of coaxing, heaps of left foot braking, gobs of power, a handful of e-brake, and a sleek surface under the tires, it is entirely possible to get the Cavalier — or nearly any car, for that matter — sideways. Under the right conditions, of course.
Catch all the greasy drift action in the video and then let us know if you have
a giant patch of grass we can destroy any similar stories of drift greatness.