There’s nothing exotic about what you’re about to see but it sure looks like it’s a lot of fun.

Coming from the land where eccentricity reigns supreme – that would be you Japan – we have a video of what appears to be some sort of drift run on a small course that features a host of mini pick-up trucks.

You read that right: mini pick-up trucks. No sports cars. No exotics. And certainly, nothing that even remotely comes close to being luxurious.

But despite falling drastically short of the standards for a drift car, these drifting mini pick-ups – they appear to look like Daihatsu trucks – certainly got our attention. We’re not totally surprised that they could pull it off, but to do it without smoke coming out of the tires?

Pretty impressive.

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Source: YouTube

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4 comments:

  (274) posted on 08.16.2010

Looks like they’re really testing all car to drift. smiley Japanese racers are really great at drifting.

  (377) posted on 04.29.2010

Well the video looks good and amazing. I love to see them drift again.

  (504) posted on 03.19.2010

Pretty neat cars. I mean don’t those drift cars need a lot of power to get their wheels spinning? This small mini pick-ups did manage to get their tires spinning although the drift doesn’t create that much fuzz in terms of smoke and the look of the drifting car is not that amazing but its a good video.

  (461) posted on 03.18.2010

Looks awful to me, but aren’t they amazing? they can even drift a mini truck just like they used to drift tuned car.

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