Sometimes the youth of America can make you hopeful – even eager – for the future. Other times, not so much. This is one of those “other times.”
When we first started watching this episode of The Smoking Tire‘s “One Take“, which features a 1980 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, we were intrigued. We admired the fact that this young guy, Adrian, wasn’t being stagnant; he was getting his hands dirty and making use of his time restoring an old car – and a second-gen Camaro Z/28, at that.
But by the end, his approval rating had plummeted.
Here are a few talking points about the murdered-out Camaro: It’s powered by a 350 small-block V8 with a mild cam, an upgraded intake plenum, and an Edelbrock carb. It was bought in non-running condition for $900, plagued by badly dented body panels, and Adrian actually did the body work himself to get it to its current state.
Oh, and this is interesting: only three of the four brake calipers function – information that Adrian somehow failed to disclose to host Matt Farah prior to their drive. Because why ruin the surprise when Farah could discover that for himself, driving through the mountains, high above the ground?
If Adrian’s lie-by-omission had been an honest, absent-minded mistake, we could overlook it. However, after getting flamed on the interwebs, Adrian came out saying that he was only “trolling” Matt Farah by not telling him about the inoperable rear brake, and that he wanted the video taken down. If this is the case, he owes a certain video series host a heartfelt apology.
We’re hoping this stint doesn’t deter Mr. Farah from reviewing other cars that are driven and maintained by young folk, though we’re sure he’s just happy be alive.
(Source: The Drive)