Video: Drifting Showdown Between a C6 and the Po-Po

Once when asked about his own car collection, a San Fernando Valley local in Southern California said that out of all of them, his ’87 Grand National was his favorite. He placed it above his off-the-wall collection of Japanese import door-slammers. When asked to explain why, he simply said, “Cops don’t like imports, but they don’t mess with muscle cars.”

While there are plenty of police officers in the ranks of hot rod and musclecar enthusiasts, even driving something as all-American as a new Corvette isn’t a get-out-of-jail-free card, and every Y-body owner knows to look over his shoulder before attempting anything like the car’s full performance on the street.  What they don’t expect, though, is to see a police Crown Vic following them, drift for drift…

Watch as both cop and “robber” tear it up, each seemingly trying to outdo the other. The tire-smoking C6 can run but it can’t hide, and the police cruiser Crown Vic is right on its tail in this cunning display of smoke and slip angle.

But no matter how impressive of a performance, we don’t recommend trying this at home, even if the police do have a preference for American steel over Japanese rice.

Even if you’re driving a super-cool Vette like our featured C6, chances are that public displays of mechanical fury such as that featured here will land you in the big house unless performed in a controlled environment.

If you’re not afraid of being arrested, then do what you will. As for our featured video, the only crime that was committed here is that a Ford tried to outdo a Chevy!

About the author

Salvatore Alaimo

After graduating from California State University, Northridge, California, Sal Alaimo Jr. has continued with his passion of the automotive industry. Alaimo's been an auto enthusiast since his early years, and grew up learning about cars from his father, Sal Alaimo Sr. If its got a set of fat rear tires and 8-cylinders, Alaimo Jr. is all for it. Today, Alaimo Jr. brings with him a pool of enthusiasm and pride as a contributing freelance writer for Chevy Hardcore.
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