For years, I’ve studied what makes a solid burnout machine…what it actually takes to turn your typical overpowered, boosted hot rod into something so psychotic, so mental, so prone to fireballs and what not, that there is an entire subculture devoted to the sport. Burnouts lose any potential good after you clear a waterbox on a dragstrip…after that, it’s all for entertainment purposes. Ask any kid who’s done a one-wheel-peel on a side street or the guy who striped up the road out of town. Or ask an Aussie who owns a Toyota that makes enough tire smoke that John Force has no choice but to admit defeat and sit down.
The car here is “ULEGAL” and it’s an icon of the Australian Burnout competitions. Who knew an early 1970s Toyota Corolla could be one of the world’s most monstrous contraptions devised? More so, what makes this little time bomb tick? Hoonigan takes you in, around, and under the Corolla with the owner, Mick Brasher, and you’ll learn that the beast from down under isn’t quite the 1,000+ blown beast everyone cracks it up to be, what safety measures are implemented for both driver and car, and of course, a gratuitous burnout shot, because…well, it’s Hoonigan. Why not?