Earlier this year, we reported on the Chevrolet Camaro EL1 drift car, a battery-electric sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro that had been built by drift team Napoleon Motorsports. The emissions-free Chevy, which competes in the Formula Drift series, is quite a bit different than the 1,000-plus-horsepower, nitrous-fed cars that we normally see in the series, but with Formula D now permitting the use of EVs, we may soon start to see more battery-powered cars in top-tier drift events going forward.
Today, we’re sharing with you a much different kind of Camaro drift car, however. If the Camaro EL1 is the future of drifting, than this 1968 Camaro with a carbureted Small Block V8 is the exact opposite. With a vintage body, old-school naturally aspirated engine and manual transmission, Josh Mason’s self-built drift car is certainly not looking into the future of motorsports. That’s just fine, though. Not only does it look great, it has more than enough power and performance to get the job done when he’s competing.
Mason recently brought his 1960s Camaro by the Hoonigan Burn Yard to show them the car, explain why he chose to run a vintage car with an older engine design and, most importantly, burn some tires. This may be an older car with eBay control arms and a carbureted engine, but that certainly doesn’t hold Mason back when he’s drifting. Check it out in the video embedded below and feel free to let us know what you think of this somewhat different drift build in the comments.