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Probably one of the most impressive stunts any driver can pull, is the wheelstand. A display of sheer power. Cars lurching and rising as they achive maximum traction.
There has been a long tradition of purpose built wheelstanders, designed and constructed to put on a show. The more unusual or unlikely the bodystyle the more likely they are to be built. Have a look at some of the wildest rides ever built.
Drag Racing was probably the first place that the wheelstanding began. With the improvements in tyre technology and track surfaces, drag racers could achieve maximum traction. With some to the styles of racing they are specifically designed to to lift the front end as an aid to weight distribution. Sometimes they go too far!