There are few things in the automotive world that make people want to go run and hide like a failed burnout. You are about to do something triumphant and cool and then you either can’t, don’t know how, or simply jump on your peter with two feet in front of a crowd. You will experience about every different way to fail burnout 101 in this video and while there isn’t always a large crowd present, there is a video camera so by extension of that, there are plenty of eyeballs reveling in your failure.
From car shows to empty parking lots to an old man who clearly should no longer be driving a car anywhere, let alone into confined spaces, this is incompetence behind the wheel on a grand scale.
One of the first times that Chad and I hung out, post Drag Week 2005 was a Hot Rod Magazine shoot where he was with Freiburger and the F-Bomb and I was driving cars as part of this “Road Thrash” story. We had to get a photo of this Mustang doing a burnout and I was the guy driving it, Chad was helping the photographer. He stood within 3 feet of that thing with a photo reflector as i blazed the tires to the cords. Made smoke, no one got squashed. A good day.
None of the people in this video had a good day.