Insanity: 4.5 Minutes Of Fire, Smoke, And An Exploding Supercharger

brasher04From one of our readers and fans, Adam Jackson, attending a burnout party or burnout competition is just part of what he does for fun. But he brings us some of this fun from the other side of the globe from us: Australia.

Now, we do have burnout competitions and even a few displays where a group of gearheads will shred their tires on occasion, and that sometimes gets mixed reactions. Here in the U.S., some will call it a waste of time and money, while others see it as a rite of passage into being a true gearhead. The smell of fuel and burnt rubber, while listening to the tunes of a big block – or even a blower – makes most of us perk up and pay attention.

In the Land Down Under, burnouts aren’t just an occasional event, they seem to be a way of life. We sometimes wonder what these people do for a living to afford such pristine cars – and then to thrash them with a fiery burnout that soaks up into the rear body of the car and does significant damage. Jackson assures us, those questions are international, because not everyone can afford to spend $50,000 AUD on an engine, let alone an entire car.

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The helmet is good for safety in the back, but did he know his butt was on fire?

But for the participants in this video above, spending big bucks on their car and putting it all on the line is a blast to them, and it almost seems like they have a passion for doing as much damage as possible just to get the crowd riled up. And yet not one driver that we’ve ever seen has jumped out of his burning car disappointed, rather, they’re excited and love to get the crowd cheering for their (intentional) misfortune.

With that, enjoy four-and-a-half minutes of burning rubber, catching fire, and yes… even an exploding supercharger that dangles by the cables. Tell us you don’t just love this stuff – especially since you don’t have to foot the bill!

About the author

Michael Harding

Michael is a Power Automedia contributor and automotive enthusiast who doesn’t discriminate. Although Mopar is in his blood, he loves any car that looks great and drives even faster.
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