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
So for those that haven't seen it in action, here you go.
KRANKY Burns Down Kandos - Burnout Fire!!
We've seen plenty of burnouts end with a fire but we've never seen one
start with a fire. Rodney Waters HQ sedan goes up in flames right from the
start at Kandos. It's crazy insane.
Performance Car Mania 2011
Performance Car Mania is quickly becoming the premiere modified car event
in Victoria, and it's not hard to see why. The organisers set everything up
to maximise the fun for the entrants. And if the entrants are happy then
the spectators are as well, because they get to see some of the coolest
cars around cutting loose. The new quarter mile strip was an interesting
addition and although it was a tad bumpy in places it made for some
We've squeezed as much action as we could into a reasonable time frame, but
keep your eyes open for planty more vids from this event in the near
Holden Versus Ford at Lardner Park
The guys from Motorfest lined up a VR holden and a AU Falcon to see which
would last the longest with their fanbelts cut and half the oil drained. I
tipped that the Ford would outlast the Holden but I never imagined that it
would go for 30mins. Obviously no-one wants to see the full video, but I've
come up with a shorter version showing some of the highlights. The VR
lastes 2mins 47secs, while the AU Falcon went for 30min until they got
bored aand took the stick off the accelerator where it stalled. It's
rumoured that someone actually strated the AU up again later in the night.
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.
National Burnout Masters Finals - Summernats 24
The Liqui-Moly National Burnout Masters at Summernats 24 was the most kick
arse collection of burnout warriors ever seen in this country. It started
with 18 cars which was quickly whittled down to just five contenders; Matt
Power, Peter Gray, Steve Sines, Mick Brasher and Gary Myers.
This video just shows a small part of each burnout in the top five, I'll
post the whole of each individual burnout in the next couple days.
AGROVB - Supercharged & E85 Fueled 253 Holden V8
Yep, it's just 253 cubes (4.2-litres) under the bonnet of this Holden
Commodore. The 253 is the V8 voted most likely to end up as a boat anchor
to most performance enthusiasts, but Alan Shuttleworth decided to do
something with his. Last year it made 280hp at the tyres naturally
aspirated and this year he's back with a little B&M 162 blower on top and
pumping just 7psi Boost it made
342hp at the tyres. So you could say this little engine is making around
460hp at the crank. Makes wonder if I should pull that 253 from under the
bench and give it a go.
Summernats 25 Liqui-Moly Burnout Masters Preview.
The Liqui-Moly National Burnout Masters is the biggest thing to hit the
Australian burnout scene in the last twelve months. Last year showed just
how awesome this concept can be and for 2012 at Summernats 25 it's going to
be back bigger and better than ever. Prepare yourself for pure awesomeness.
Here's a look at the contenders for Summernats 25 (unfortunately no footage
of 383AXE & MRHQ2U), with some of their killer performances in 2012. Who do
you reckon will win?
Naturally, we'll be there capturing all the action, but make sure you get
along to see it live yourself and then relive the action later on Scotty's
Garage. Cya there!
HQ383 Flames up AGAIN at Springnats 2011
Burnouts are fun, but setting fire to your car? Not so much. Mick Sullivan
has one of the sweetest sounding Holden V8's around but to keep the blower
cool he runs a water/methanol injection system which sometimes gets things
a little hot down the back end. Hopefully he'll get it all sorted before he
totally torches the car.
WONAGO - World's Best Sounding V8
Being a Summernats virgin, Justen Brown made sure he got out there and
checked out the burnout pad before the big qualifying show on Saturday.
This was a practice run on Friday and the crowd loved hearing the 377ci
small block Chev sing. I reckon it's one of the best sounding engines in
the burnout scene right now. Pure music!
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.
BAT05L - Big, Black & Blown
A bit of modern muscle here with a 304ci Holden V8 sporting a thumping
great 6/71 blower on a home made intake that the owner built himself. The
bottom end is mostly stock with just valve springs to counter the Boost.