I’m Just a dumb Miner – whats your excuse? Drifting off

There are many instances when the younger blokes buy the top of the line cars and burn them out by taking them to a speedway, race them, burnouts, drift, etc.

The conversation come up from the Geo’s about the weekend that just passed and the races.  Their mechanics of how to drift around the corners to maintain speed, control and general bullshit.  After a few moments I start laughing…

John The Aussie“What the fuck you laughing about Insomniac?” I looked up and saw it was the Fijian bloke staring me down.

“Ever driven a truck?” Was my answer…

“No, Why?”

“Well tonight I pulled up short on the first corner of the circuit heading up to the buttress dump, because Frank here was taking up the road coming around the corner.”

“I don’t get it”

“He was drifting around the corner in a truck that has a max gross of 410,000kg (410 tonnes) and he made Tokyo Drift look like kids playing with match box cars”

“How the hell do you drift a bloody Terex truck?”

This is where Frank stop reading the newspaper and looks up to us as he turns the page and states “With style.”

After a bit of chuckling from around the room of the more older gents and a few of the ladies our Fijian mate pipes up and says “Frank, you were racing on the weekend with us mate” looking smug he continued “Tell Insomniac here what it’s really like.”

Now Frank is 50 yrs + loves bikes, cars and XXXX bitter.  Frank looked over his spectacles to me with a serious look (remind me not to play poker with this bloke)… “Insomniac, once you’ve drifted, there is nothing much more you can achieve whilst driving… Successfully that is…  Next best thing would pro’ly be in a car drifting…  But, seriously, you don’t know fun till you drifted a truck down hill, around a corner and land it under the bucket of a shovel.  Anything else is child’s play.”

Stammered the fijian lad can only sput out “B-b-But..,”  as I walk out holding the bird up.

I’m glad we get along, he is one massive lad.

John The Aussie


~ by John the Aussie on August 30, 2011.

4 Responses to “I’m Just a dumb Miner – whats your excuse? Drifting off”

  1. Hehehe I love your stories

  2. lol wonder how long it will be till the entire site has decided Fijian is a dumbass like you’ve already figured out…

Go on, give us a yarn or two, mate.

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