Day two at Summernats didn't really kick off until midday with the Shannons City Cruise down Northbourne where a good selection of cars cruised in front of 30,000 people they reckon. Then the cruising fired up along with judging and more scrutineering. Unfortunately the EPA knocked the schedule around so we missed out on the burnouts, if there was any to be had. We didn't hear or see any, but we saw plenty of tough rides. Tomorrow is going to go off with burnouts, cruising, go-to-whoa, show 'n' shine, Dyno, the unveiling, Hilltop Hoods and that Guinness World Record Attempt..
Summernats 26 - Day Four
The action was hot on and off the track today. My plan was to check out
lots more than I did on Day four at Summernats but with other duties I
ended up missing more than I got. Sorry about the lack of show cars, and
cruising etc. The rain certainly put a damper on the nights activities with
the PPG Supercruise being cancelled, but they still had the fireworks and
finished off with Rose Tattoo.
Summernats 26 - Day Three
Friday at Summernats 26 started with a bang. First up there was the
Guinness World Record for Largest Simultaneous Burnout with 69 cars on the
pad at the same time, then it was into burnout qualifying with a massive
amount of action there. All the while there was constant cruising, show car
judging and Dyno
(which we'll try and get to today) and then it was time for the unveiling
in the Meguairs Pavilion and the Hilltop Hoods on the main stage - and I've
got to say it was the first time I'd heard them, but they were AWESOME!
Can't wait until Saturday.
2000hp Torana Wins Horsepower Heroes
Jake Edwards goes back to back at Summernats 26 with another win in horsepower Heroes with
1666rwhp (and equates to over 2000hp at the flywheel). The car runs a 496ci
big block with a massive 106mm Garrett turbo with EFI and methanol. It has run 7.88 at
179mph on the quarter, so it's not just a Dyno queen.
Check out how much Exhaust energy it
produces at the end of the video where it blew my second camera over even
though it was at least 8 feet away.
Summernats 26 - Day One Preview
Yep it's that time of year again. Street Machine Summernats is held in
Canberra and it is Australia's biggest horsepower party. This year
is set to be bigger than ever with over 1700 cars. We take a look at the
new burnout pad and catch up with some of the rides coming through
Summernats 25 - Day Three
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Okay guys, I finally got this to load up. All the action from Friday with
unveiling, bands and plenty of cruising. What a huge day!
Summernats 26 Liqui Moly National Burnout Masters Top Ten
So here they are from 10 to 1 - the Liqui Moly National Burnout Masters.
Mick Brasher, Adam Slorach, Gary Myers, Fred Watson, Steve Edsall, Craig
Whiddett, Gary Myers, Billy Seton, Matt Power & Peter Grmusa.
I'll do another video soon showing all 26 Burnout Masters.
Summernats 23 - Day 2 -Thursday
Summernats was strangely quiet today for a Thursday, but there's a whole
bunch of killer cars around and more blowers than you can imagine. here's
just a small portion of some of the cars going through scrutineering and
some cruising. sorry, I didn't get to the judging hall today.
Better update tomorrow.
SS Ute Puts the BURN in BURNOUT
Not sure what happened here, but something definitely let go in the fuel
system of this Holden ute because it went up in a big way in the Liqui Moly
Gotta love the firey stomping out the fire with an extinguisher in his hand
TOASTR Minivan Rolls At Summernats 26
It was all action at the Liqui Moly Power Pit on Friday with TOASTR falling
over during Qualifying for the Liqui Moly Burnout Championship.
As you can see the driver was okay, stepping out through the windscreen
area within seconds of it going over, and yes the gearbox exploded after
the van flipped on it's side raining carnage everywhere.
UNLOAD Skids at Summernats 26
How good is this beast. Not only did it make it into the Elite Hall at
Summernats but it also hit the burnout pad in style. After this they
cleaned it up and put it in the Top 60 Hall for the big show.
UNLOAD Catches Fire At Summernats 26
It's been one of the most highly anticipated cars of 2012 featuring on
several magazine covers, winning show awards and generally blowing minds.
Steve Loader UNLOAD Commodore belongs to a new category of cars I like to
call PRO BURNOUT - It's a burnout machine with a showcar finish.
But Steve being Steve, he couldn't keep it away from the burnout track. He
put it on the pad both Friday and Sunday and did spectacular shows both
days, but check out the fire after his Sunday skid. Luckily it didn't seem
to damage the paint, but it looked pretty bad at the time. Hopefully we'll
get to see more of this car on the pad soon.
BLWNLUX - World's Toughest Hilux
Forget the Top Gear Hilux. This has to be the toughest Toyota Hilux in the
world. Brett Battersby has jacked up this '87 Hilux and filled the engine
bay with 540 cubes of blown and injected big block Chev. Check out those
BLOWN Commodore Ute
Mark Schwirse took a standard SV6 Commodore ute and turned it into burnout
monster with the help of the boys from Taverna Brothers Engineering. It's
got a 540 big block with a 14/71 and methanol injection, and pumps out more
power than anyone needs.
But who cares about needs, this is all about wants.
Summernats 24 - Day 3
Saturday is the big day at Summernats with a myriad of events to keep
everyone occupied. Here's just a glimpse of the action on day 3 at