Watch a 20,000-lb. Dakar Truck Drifting at Goodwood
Turn Mad Mike Whiddett loose, and he’ll put anything sideways.
In the video below, there are three elements at work.
The first is Mad Mike Whiddett. He’s a Kiwi drifting demigod, the wheelman behind the infamous RADBULL, an MX-5 Miata with a quad-rotor, twin-turbo Wankel engine. But, really, Mike doesn’t care what he’s driving. He just likes using the passenger window as a windshield.
The second is a Kamaz truck. You know, those 20,000-pound rigs they run at the Dakar Rally. They're enormous, Russian-built diesel trucks with 16-liter engines, happiest when pounding like the hammers of hell across some barren landscape.
The third is Goodwood Festival of Speed. That’s the hillclimb throwdown in Lord March’s driveway. It’s a fanciful motoring event, a high-speed tea party that, were it any more British, would require a pith helmet as a matter of dress code.
So, of course, Mad Mike gets in this big ol’ truck, and decides he’s going to have a go sideways through the first couple of corners at Goodwood. It’s a short clip, but a hilarious and surreal one. Happy Friday, kids. Hoon on.