Drifting milk truck has a lotta bottle

Last updated 11:26 16/05/2014
Milky, the V8-powered milk delivery truck, is drifted through a contractor's yard in England.

MILKSHAKER: Milky, the V8-powered milk delivery truck, is drifted through a contractor's yard in England.

Matt Carter test drove the Morris Milkfloat with the horizontal steering wheel, no doors and seatbelts not ideal for drifting.
TESTING DRIFT: Matt Carter test drove the Morris Milkfloat with the horizontal steering wheel, no doors and seatbelts not ideal for drifting.

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A 53-year-old former electric milk delivery truck is now capable of delivering creamy full fat power.

The 1961 Morris electric milkfloat, known as Milky, now packs a 3.5-litre Rover engine mounted behind the driver's cab and was the star of a publicity stunt aimed at demonstrating tyre maker Falken has tyres for almost any vehicle.

Drift driver Matt Carter overcame the difficulty of trying to put on a good show with Milky's vertical steering column and churned up the dust at a contractor's yard in England.

''Compared to my 600+bhp Nissan competition car, this was still more of a pig than a cow to drift,'' the former British Drift champion said.

"With no seat belts or doors, it was a case of hanging on rather than hanging the tail out!''

It is believed Milky was originally converted from electric to petrol by a wealthy enthusiast to tow a speedboat around London.

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