Weird… but Rob McCarter is basically a real-life Sean Boswell from Tokyo Drift.
Rob McCarter grew up in Tennessee around American muscle. And all through high school, he was working on his ’68 Mustang in shop class. That’s real.
He picked up this foxbody Mustang as a 2nd project for $500…
It was baking in somebody’s yard with grass all grown up around it. The car was a 4-cylinder 5-speed… which he yanked out & swapped with a junkyard 5.0.
After college, Rob moved to Detroit to take a job in the auto industry, where he befriended a co-worker who owned a drift car.
“What do you mean drift?” -says Rob McCarter.
…So his co-worker took Rob to his first drift event & let him ride along.
And just like that, Rob was 100% hooked on drifting.
He bought an angle kit for the foxbody Mustang, and entered the next local drift event with high hopes. Those hopes were smashed when some Drift King took his iPod….. annnnd he blew his engine on the 3rd run. It was embarrassing, but Rob stood strong, conquered obstacles, and would never tuck his tail & back down. Because he has what it takes lol.
Cut to the goods…
1991 Ford Mustang Foxbody
Built junkyard 5.0 engine with a 76mm Chinese teriyaki turbo
Stock T5 transmission
Quickfuel blow-thru carburetor
MSD programmable ignition
Built rear end with a spool & 5.14 gears
Feal 441 coilovers
Detroit Drifting Co. knuckles
Steve Mass stage-3 control arms
Panhard bar and poly bushings in the rear
SSR Gartmaier 18×9 +6 front & Work VS-XX 18×11 -2 rear
Maier front 3” & rear 1.5” over-fenders
Cervini cowl hood & fiberglass trunk
Cervini front & rear bumper
Saleen fiberglass wing
Wrapped in Oracal Luscious Lips vinyl
Fully polished tig welded FD-spec legal roll cage
Text by Wooley Photos by Ty Cobb
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