Team Falken drift driver Matt Carter took to the wheel of a Rover V8-engined milkfloat to test out some of Falken’s latest tyres. Owned by Mel Smith, the 1961 Morris ‘float is fitted with Falken’s WildPeak off-road van Linam van tyres. Little the vehicle’s history is known, but Mr Smith believes the conversion was carried out by a wealthy enthusiast who wanted to use the contraption to tow a speedboat.
After flinging the milkfloat around Banbury Plant Hire’s gravely yard, former British drift champion Carter said: “Compared to my 600+bhp Nissan competition car, this was still more of a pig than a cow to drift. With no seat belts or doors, it was a case of hanging on rather than hanging the tail out!”
“We increasingly claim that we offer a full range of tyres and patterns in the UK, from Minis to trucks and buses,” said Falken’s UK director Matt Smith. “Now, we can even say that V8 milkfloats are not a problem – just try us!”
The V8 milkfloat will appear at car shows and events around the UK this summer.