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 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 scrutineering.
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.
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.
FEAR Monaro at Summernats 26
We've been waiting to see this for years, but finally FEAR comes to Summernats and the Liqui Moly National Burnout Masters. Fred Watson Monaro sounds amazing and he covered most of the pad, but obviously the Summernats judges saw something we didn't because Fred only scored seventh with this smoke show.
YLDTOY Spits Flames at Summernats 26
Plenty of action in the Liqui Moly Burnout Championship at summernats 26. Tony D with YLDTOY was throwing fuel out the cap when it whipped around on the pad, and it didn't take long to light them up. It enough to DQ him.
I have no idea what's going on with the front end, it's almost like they decided to run without front shocks.
KILLA-B Camaro Hits the Burnout
It's been one of the most high anticipated burnout cars in recent year. Steve Nogas and his KILLA-B Camaro hit the pad at Springnats 2012. With 632 cubes up front under an insanely huge 16/71 blower, it's got way more power than it needs.
This is footage of his Sunday burnout. If you're wondering about the damage to the front quarter, he gave the wall a solid tap on Saturday.
EVILXA - SUMMERNATS 26 LIQUI-MOLY NATIONAL BURNOUT MASTER 2013
Peter Grmusa reckons that Powerhouse Engines are the reason why he's had such a good year on the burnout pad. The engine has been ultra-reliable and trouble free which frees Peter up to concentrate on driving. And drive it he did.
Peter smoked out a quality field of entrants to take the Liqui Moly National Burnout Masters Trophy for 2013 and take home the $15,000 cheque. With the rest of his wins this year he's up around the $40K mark in terms of winnings. Well done Peter.
NUMNUTZ - Six Pot Master
Leaving for Summernats today, so here's a quick video of Adam Slorach and his HR ute, the only six cylinder in the Burnout Masters competition.
Stay tuned for plenty of Summernats updates.
CV8 Monaro at DECA
The CV8 Monaro was the car that Pontiac based their modern GTO off. They're a great car and plenty of fun to get out on the skidpan like this one here at DECA.