Note to self: never try to drift a Silverado.
There will always be overconfident, yet incompetent, drivers who want to show off in front of the cameras in car meet events, often ending in disaster and a hefty repair bill. We've lost count of the number of Mustangs that have crashed at car meets, but this time a Chevrolet Silverado has been sacrificed after someone thought it would be a good idea to try and drift on the street. Perhaps he was inspired by Ken Block's tail-happy Hoonitruck that starred in Gymkhana 10.
As the video demonstrates, the Silverado driver attempt to drift around a median during a recent car meet at an unknown location in the US. Clearly, drifting a large truck on a street filled with obstacles and people in the way was never going to go well.
The footage begins with the Silverado speeding out of a parking lot before the driver attempts to drift around a traffic island in the middle of the road in front of a crowd. The Silverado starts to slide but the driver misjudges the angle and clips a curb, narrowly missing a spectator who jumps out of the way. The hard impact causes the right rear wheel to detach, briefly launching the back end into the air.
The wheel then gets stuck under the rear bumper, bringing the truck to a sudden stop as crowds of people swarm the scene to film the stranded Silverado for their Instagram pages. Now that's embarrassing.
This was an expensive mistake as the Silverado will require a new wheel, axle, and hub to repair the damage. It could have been a lot worse though. Ironically, the wheel getting stuck under the bumper prevented the body from dragging on the road, which would have caused a lot more damage.
At least they didn't hit anyone else, unlike another recent car meet crash in which a Challenger SRT Hellcat slammed into a Chevrolet Silverado, causing the pickup to flip onto its roof. It's also fortunate that the spectator got out of the way of the sliding Silverado just in time. As this driver found out the way, there's a time and a place to fool around in cars, and a crowded public street isn't one of them.