James North might need to rename his car FRYZME (Fries me) after this huge fire at Gazzanats. The heat from the flames was ferocious, even with the car so far away, but the awesome fire fighters standing trackside were on the case quickly.
MUT308 Erupts in Flames at Gazzanats
The new injection combination seems to be working well on Adam Mutimer's VL Commodore, it looks to be running better than ever. But it still has a couple of surprises up it's sleeve as it showed at Gazzanats with this sudden fireball during burnout qualifying.
Keen eyed viewers might notice that Adam wasn't behind the wheel.
R33 Skyline Punches A Rod Out at Gazzanats
There's no doubt that Skylines are decent performance cars but every car has it's limits - as the owner of this R33 found out at Gazzanats. I've never seen a nearly complete conrod leave an engine before, usually they're broken in two.
Peter Grmusa's EVILXA lives up to it's name at Gazzanats with this evil burnout at Gazzanats. watch as the flames start up front and then explode through under the rear of his tricked out Falcon ute.
Avalon $5k Burnout Finals
Avalon Speedway put up a healthy prize pool all the way back to fifth place for their recent burnout comp. First prize was $5000 which should pay for a few new tyres and a few drums of fuel.
We won't spoil the finish but there were some interesting results in the finals.
FRYNGM Wins NA V8 Class at Springnats 2011
Steve Whelan used to be the king of flat shifts with his 6-speed manual Holden SS ute but he's switched to a turbo 400 now to makes things easier. He still pulls awesome burnouts though as can be see here at Springnats where he won the naturallt aspirated V8 class.
Best Powerskids at Gazzanats 2011
Just get on it and see how long it'll smoke - that's what powerskids are all about. No brakes, just a heavy right foot and an arm full of steering lock, just watch out for those walls.
Gazzanats Powerskids 2011
Okay, so they're not all Mopars but we lead the charge with this tough sounds turbocharged V8 Chrysler at Gazzanats in Adelaide.
Powerskids for All
KILARB - High Speed VL Crash at Sydney Dragway
Considering the speed this car was travelling when it all went wrong this accident could have been much worse. It looks like the car has pushed out a head gasket or had a line let go and put fluid under the tyres which then put it into the wall. As you can see there was a fair bit of damage to the rear end.
Ford Coupe Club of Australia Hardtop Nationals 2011
We take a look at the Ford Coupe Club of Australia Hardtop Nationals. For those that don't know, these Australian built coupes/hardtops were built from 1972 through to 1979 across the XA/XB/XC model ranges. The most famous coupe is probably the Mad Max car used in the first two mad max movies, and there's a replica of that car featuring in this video. There was also a coupe that featured in Love The Beast - Eric Bana's ode to his own Falcon Coupe which he has owned from way before he became famous.
Unfortunately I couldn't fit all the cars in the video but I squeezed a fair few in, I hope you all enjoy it.
Music in the centre section comes from Kevin MacLeod at http://incompetech.com/ the tune is call Surf Inspector
Close Call at Sydney Dragway
How close was this? Everyone held their breath as this pink LJ Torana got wildly out of shape at Sydney Dragway yesterday (14/01/2011) but the driver managed to get it under control and then keep it off the wall. He didn't miss by much but as they say, it doesn't matter if you miss by an inch or a mile, a miss is still a miss.
Jet Powered Van Fires Things Up
Crank up the volume for this one. This jet powered van not only puts on a good fire show but it also hauls arse down the track at Heathcote. Unfortunately there was no time recorded but it looks pretty damn fast.
UCSMOKE Attempts the Corkscrew
I'm sure there's some cones in there somewhere in amongst that smoke, but Steven Loader doesn't seem to care. He obliterates the course with his supercharged Holden Premier before limping off with one blown back tyre.
BLOWN Holden Ute DOESN'T Catch Fire at Gazzanats
I fully expected Mark to set fire to his ute again like he did at UBC3 but he managed to leave the pad unscorched this time even though he did beach it on the curbing at the end. Words can not describe what a beast this ute is - I'll leave it to the video to do the talking.