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A Muscle Car Flash Mob Blocked Off Part Of The Detroit Freeway To Practice An Act Of Mayhem

Chevrolet Camaro

First, they were on The Lodge With It. Now, they’re on I94 with it. What is it? Who are they? Hooligans with cars, of course. Elsewhere, a more cautious snow belt society would have garaged their muscle cars like the Chevrolet Camaro for the season, allowing for more utilitarian winter beaters to provide their personal mode of transportation during the cold and icy months.

Not in Detroit, baby.

The video is pretty low-resolution, but we can make out a red fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro doing donuts around a group of people in the middle of I94 as traffic accumulated like snowflakes on a Christmas morning. The sound of the calamity carried for over a mile.

This event follows up to a similar incident that happened in Detroit back in July, where a group of Dodge Charger drivers blocked off The Lodge freeway so that the could do burnouts and donuts while the cell phone cameras were rolling. The incident led to multiple arrests, at least one T-shirt line, and at least one rap song.

Another Detroit freeway incident happened last week, when a truck carrying a pair of brand new 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500s crashed at the interchange of I75 and Gratiot Avenue.

We shouldn’t have to say it, but we’re going to say it: MC&T cannot condone these muscle car flash mobs on public roads. Not that it matters what we think to the participants in the video, but stuff like this gives every automotive enthusiast a bad name.

We’ll follow up on this story as it develops.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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