I've had nothing but trouble posting this video so I hope you all enjoy it.
After dropping a valve in his Mustang Gary Myers put all his efforts into the Summernats Burnout Comp with the XA Coupe. He almost got there too ad showed that yuou don't need a blower to get on the podium.
Project Digger Burnout Testing
Back when the Army's Project Digger was first getting built I was invited along to film some burnout testing. As you can see the car wasn't finished but with time getting short before Summernats 23 they wanted to make sure it was right to go.
Unfortunately, as a direct result of the testing they decided to not do any burnout at Summernats that year due to cooling issues. But it sure looked good.
So for those that haven't seen it in action, here you go.
Flaming Wheelstander Lights Up Gazzanats
The Aussie Bandit has no trouble lifting the front wheels thanks to a blown big block chev in the back. A few flames erupting from the rear end on the way back just adds to the spectacle.
WTOFIT - Crazy Rotary Powered Van Burnout
We popped in to the Good Fryday Burnout at Sydney Dragway to check out the action and found this totally insane little rotary powered Suzuki van ripping a few skids. Check out that glowing Exhaust. We've seen a few hot systems in our time but never one that glowed so brightly.
Summernats 25 Liqui-Moly National Burnout Masters Finals
Here's some of the action from the Liqui-Moly National Burnout Masters finals at Summernats 25. We've shown the guys in the order that they finished from last to first. The winner was Donny Elphick, followed by Matty Power and Jason Earle in third place.
WAZ308 - Summernats 25 Burnout Winner
How good is this burnout from Warren Eustace? Warren has always been a little crazy behind the wheel but this year he managed to stay away from the barriers and totally destroy a pair of tyres in the name of entertainment. Were we entertained, you bet!
Two Superchargers, No Waiting for smoke!!
I used to think this car was called 24TUFF for some reason, and with 2 blowers I guess that works as well, but it's actually T4TUFF and it is Tough with a capital T. Matt Power is the pilot of the flame throwing smoke monster, and even though it was a killer burnout Matt finished 13th overall, that's how tough the competition was.
1TUFSS Makes An Impressive Amount of Smoke
Normally we don't expect much from late model cars but this VE Commodore impressed a few with the sheer amount of smoke it was producing. It had smoke coming out of all orifices at Avalon.
Rod Hadfield's BeauTy
For those who don't know Rod, he's on of the most prolific Australian hod rodder's of our time. He's built and owned more amazing cars than most of us could dream of. Check out his highly modified '26 T-coupe. It's running an Ardun headed flathead V8 and a host of cool gear found around the swap meets.
Summernats 25 - Day One
Okay, so it's not actually day one because Summernats hasn't officially started, but the cars are rolling through the gates in prepartion for tomorrow when things really kick off. Some cool cars were coming through scrutineering this afternoon, and unfortunately I couldn't film them all. But I did manage to catch up with Rob Godfrey and his Summernats & SMOTY winning TOYTON. It's back with a new donk and a few surprises.
Sorry about the dark video at the start, I though the new camera would be better than that in low light. Oh well, another lesson learned. Come back tomorrow and check out all the action from Thursday.
Ratrod Dodge Pickup Gets Toasty Warm
The old Dodge pickup was fired up in more ways than one at Avalon speedway. It sounded like Denis has toned down the power output a tad - well it didn't sound like it was going to eat small children this time - but still delivered a kick arse performance with a bit of flame at the end.