Crowds go crazy for 100 foot clouds of smoke, the smell the burning rubber and the thunderous revving of a blown V-8. Let’s face it, burnouts are simply cool. However, sometimes smoking the tires goes wrong and Murphy’s law kicks in.
Thunder was taking place in the land down under as a few Australian musclecars were smoking their tires to the point of being so well done, that they caught fire. A Ford Falcon was smoking its rears when they were set a blaze and a fireman had to rush to put it out. Later, a Holden UTE continued to roast it’s rears even after they were on fire, given the crowd the auto equivalent of pyrotechnics.
The truck was then lost in a thick cloud of its own smoke, so it sent up its signal light after its tires caught fire. Australians know how to put on a good show and live up to their reputation as being a wild bunch. What’s the craziest burnout that you have ever performed? Have you ever destroyed a set of tires for the sake of a good burnout?