A 1997 Chevy Cavalier Can Not Drift. OR CAN IT?

Can you drift a front-wheel drive Chevy Cavalier? Normally I would say no. But what this bored dude in his backyard can do with some left-foot braking, slick grass, and a lot of handbrake has me questioning my firm beliefs.

This is Ryan Symancek on Procrastination Garage. He should be cleaning his house in the middle of nowhere right now, but instead he’s thrashing his autotragic Cavalier.


I want to go to there.

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This brings up larger questions like:

Can you drift a FWD car at all?

Is “to drift” different than “to slide”?


Why did I bring Helium instead of air?