Eight young drivers were ticketed and their high performance cars impounded after an RCMP helicopter clocked the vehicles speeding over 140 kilometres an hour down a winding stretch of the Sea-to-Sky Highway.

West Vancouver Police launched the Air One helicopter around noon last Friday after receiving a report of vehicles speeding southbound on Highway 99 near Furry Creek.

The chopper quickly tracked the vehicles, apparently travelling more than 60 kilometres an hour over the speed limit.

Footage released by the RCMP shows the vehicles driving closely together winding down the scenic highway as they are observed from the sky by officers.

“We are currently flying at 142 kilometres an hour and the whole pack of cars, they’re all pulling away from us,” the Air One operator is heard telling RCMP dispatch in the footage.

The vehicles were stopped at a roadblock set up on Highway 1 east of Eagleridge Drive shortly after.

The drivers, ranging in age from 21 to 25, received tickets for excessive speeding, and the vehicles were towed for immediate seven day speed impounds.

Const. Jeff Palmer told CTV News each of the vehicles had been given high-performance modifications.

Five of the cars are Nissan 240SX models ranging from 1989 to 1997 model years. Police also impounded a 1989 Nissan Skyline, a 1992 Toyota MKII and a 2000 Acura Integra.

Police say there is no evidence to support charges of street racing or dangerous driving.

At least one of the impounded cars had a new driver sticker, and another donned an 'I heart drifting' sticker.