You know how it is in Saudi Arabia: You're just driving along, minding your own business and trying to avoid the camels, when ALL OF A SUDDEN some yahoos in a Dodge Charger start Hagwalah-ing all over the damn road.
Why is it that the biggest, gnarliest, fieriest turbos in drag racing seem to be in the UAE?
We've known about the Saudi craze of "Hagwalah" for a while now, but this new fad of "sidewalk skiing" may take the cake for one of the stupidest things we've ever seen. It basically involves getting the car on two wheels, getting out, and going for a ride.
If you thought giganto-turbo sand drag racing in the UAE was badass, wait till you see them go uphill.
We're used to seeing car enthusiasts from the Arabian Peninsula get their kicks with hagwalah, just about the most reckless and idiotic thing you can do with a car. These 4x4 sand drags shows that they're not the only gearheads in the Middle East.
There was a police chase turned backwards in Saudi Arabia last week, when a bunch of young guys in cars scared off an approaching cop. When drifters rule the world…
Forget Ken Block, his 600-horsepower Fiesta and San Francisco. That guy's old news. This insanely reckless Saudi Arabian driver is the future of Gymkhana.
Let's take a top heavy vehicle like a bus, and then go slide it around a busy highway. Let's make sure there are lots of people inside with no seatbelts. Let's leave the windows open. This is Hagwalah.
By now, you're familiar with Hagwalah, the Saudi street drifting phenomenon. Young men gather on congested highways to perform idiotic feats of driving dumbassery. But, are you familiar with the potential fallout? After watching this incredibly graphic, NSFW video, you and hopefully anyone thinking about doing this…
They call it hagwalah, and this is why it's the most reckless thing on the roads today — for spectators. Sheer chance stood between this guy and him being plowed into the dirt by a drifting Accord. Though, calling it drifting may be overstating the act by far wider a margin.
It's called hagwalah and nine times out of ten you've seen it in grainy cell phone video shot from the side of a Saudi highway, but now it's the high-def backdrop of M.I.A.'s surprisingly car-centric video, shot in the Middle East.