After that flaming burnout contest video, I got to thinking about all the different automotive type competitions out there. Outside of the normal racing type stuff, there are lots of pointless contests that people participate in with their cars. That is not to say that they are dumb or not enjoyable. They’re just pointless.
Take the good old burnout contest as an example. Fun as hell to watch, but utterly pointless. The best possible outcome, if you don’t have a line lock, is that the rear brakes are not completely fried or glazed over and that your pals will help you bolt the original tires back on the car after you have spun the junkers until the cords were exposed and they fragged. There’s the new wave of competitions that pit “stanced” cars against parking lot entrances. In order to “win” one of those showdowns, you need to be the guy who doesn’t scrape the nose, exhaust, or tail on the way in or out of the lot.
Outside of that stuff there is the car “jumping” that the low rider guys do, stereo contests (I am not sure if decibel drag racing still happens), flame throwing, and big truck tugs of war. Heck, I could keep this list rolling all day long, and we’ve only begun to scratch the surface.
Question of the day: What is the most pointless automotive competition?