Ford F-100 a Drift Terror Disguised as Patina’d Rat Rod

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F-100 Drift Machine

Patina’d Ford F-100 proves you don’t need a modern Japanese car to drift your way to victory.

We’ve seen F-150s tear up the drag strip before. We’ve also seen them beat the desert into submission, and on the high banks of Daytona and Talladega in the NASCAR Camping World Series.

But what about the drift circuit? Instagrammer just.buildit (a.k.a. David Leffel) is a drifting pro and hill climber, who has a few insane builds in his garage. There’s the typical Nissan 240SX, of course, as well as a turbocharged Mustang and a hardcore F-1 Pikes Peak beast. But it’s his F-100 we’re digging today.

F-100 Drift Machine

The F-100 looks like a slammed rat rod with patina for days—and you’d be right—but underneath the cab and stepside bed of this Sixties-era pickup is full of goodies meant to help sweep the corners clean at speed. It has an independent rear suspension, which receives 950 horses from the twin-turbo 400 cubic-inch V8 with Holley EFI on board.

F-100 Drift Machine

This is one awesome drift machine, and we look forward to seeing this F-100 spank the competition at the next drift event.

Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth about Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive expert is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic auto websites Club Lexus, JK Forum, Corvette Forum and Honda Tech. Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford truck enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected]

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