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.
Jamboree 2011 - Cool Cars, Hot Women
I decided to stick my head in for a look at Jamboree 2011 while on holidays
in Queensland recently. Cool cars and hot women make this event a mandatory
addition to everyone's event list.
There's a couple little editing glitches in the video, but it took so long
to render and upload, I decided to let them be.
Scotty's Garage 2010 - Close Calls & Conflagrations
It's been a big year for fires and crashes (near misses anyway), and we
thought it was time to look back at all the craziness of 2010. With
Summernats just around the corner we'll be hitting even more events in
WONAGO Goes Off at Gazzanats
We tried something a little different this time by mounting a small Kodak
camera off the off Justen Brown's headlight on his WONAGO Commodore ute. It
might not be as good as the Go Pro cameras but it looks pretty damn good I
Was an awesome machine, and some awesome footage too I reckon.
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
SOLID Wins Gazzanats Blown Burnouts
It was a SOLID win from Danny Smith at Gazzanats with his blown small block
Chevy Pick-up. Check out the volume of smoke! It was huge and it had the
crowd screaming for more. With trucks like this it's a wonder we don't see
more pick-ups built as burnout machines.
13s for $1300 - Project Bluebird - Episode Six
I was a quarter way through installing the Nitrous when I realised we needed to change the
intake so i made up what i call, "The Great Big Box of Love". It should
help get some cold air into the engine as well as providing a better
platform for the fogger nozzle. It's not the best looking intake ever made
but it'll do the job nicely.
Thumbs up if you like the project and keep watching, we've got more
episodes to come. Share it with your car friends on Facebook too.
Next up is the Nitrous install.
13s for $1300 - Project Bluebird - Episode 10
The road so far... and what's coming up next.
For those who haven't been following along, the whole idea was to build a
cheap drag car - something that could run 13-second quarter mile times for
under $1300. Well we've done that and there still more in the budget, so
now we're going for 12s.
RACENU Burns the Tyres and the Paint at Springnats 2011
Jason McIntosh has tried just about everything to win the burnouts at
Springnats - including setting fire to the car this year. But he still
didn't quite make it. I can tell you there were some nervous people along
the fence when it caught fire. I actually moved away from the camera when
the back end was pointed straight at me and on fire. The flames were pretty
intense. Might have to start wearing a fire suit.
Summernats23 - CMEFRY goes up in flames
Can you imagine a more Apt numberplate for this car? CMEFRY (See Me Fry)
goes up in flames at the end of a massive smokefest. Grab the next issue of
Street Machine magazine to see some amazing pictures by Adam Morrissey from
Summer Skidfest at Heathcote Raceway
It's the last hit out for the year, and the last chance to check your rides
before Summernats, the Summer Skidfest was all about good time and having
fun. As the name suggests there were plenty of burnout but there was also
some powerskids, caravan racing, and the massive meltdown of the remains of
said caravan racing.
For the first time out it was a great little event and hopefully we'll see
it again next year.
GM671 - Summernats Burnout Third Place
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.
Australia's Quickest Nitrous Car - Wilson/Kryger Camaro
Edit: It's been pointed out there might be a couple of quicker Nitrous cars in Australia but regardless this car
is pretty impressive so I'll let the title stand.
I'm pretty sure this is Australia's quickest Nitrous car, although if I'm wrong someone will
let me know.
With a monster motor and massive gas kit the car runs some seriously quick
times considering it's only on 10.5 rubber. It's still early days for the
black Camaro, owned by
Johnny Wilson and Simon Kryger, who knows how fast they'll get it going?