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Summernats unveil their world record burnout set right here in Canberra

By johnboy - 18 January 2013 20

Summernats 26 broke a Guinness World Record for the most amount of cars in simultaneous burnout on January 4, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. When the massive blanket of smoke eventually cleared, Chris Sheedy from Guinness World Records told the 10,000 plus crowd that exactly 69 cars had managed to complete a 30 second burnout. Sixty nine. That’s a ‘Nats kind of number.

Drivers came from all across Australia to fry their tyres together in this historic event, some traveling thousands of kilometres from Western Australian and Northern Queensland to take part in the rare feat.

138 tyres x 30 seconds x over 35,000 horsepower = 1 world record.

Thank you to the drivers, staff and sponsors for making this incredible event happen.

The Burnout World Record, supporting the National Tobacco Campaign’s MyQuit Buddy QUIT SMOKING APP. Burn rubber, not tobacco.

You’ve gotta admire it in a way.

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20 Responses to
Summernats unveil their world record burnout set right here in Canberra
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johnboy 11:37 am
18 Jan 13
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Between this and the world record for christmas lights Canberra is building up an unexpected international profile.

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noma 12:06 pm
18 Jan 13
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Perhaps the rest of the world had moved onto more important goals such as reducing air pollution

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Holden Caulfield 12:19 pm
18 Jan 13
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“Burn rubber, not tobacco.”

Genius! 😆

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4
poetix 12:35 pm
18 Jan 13
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It looks like fairy floss.

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astrojax 12:41 pm
18 Jan 13
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noma said :

Perhaps the rest of the world had moved onto more important goals such as reducing air pollution

that’s a bit bah humbug of you, eh bro… (although i strongly agree with you)

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martyo 12:44 pm
18 Jan 13
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what an achievement for mankind.. truly I have tears in my eye….

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Jethro 4:11 pm
18 Jan 13
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One can’t help but wonder how carcinogenic that smoke cloud is.

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trickyxr 4:42 pm
18 Jan 13
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I for 1 hope they try to beat it next year with 70 cars if only to piss all of you off.

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Pork Hunt 4:50 pm
18 Jan 13
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Ben_Dover 5:21 pm
18 Jan 13
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What an utterly silly, wasteful and banal thing to do!

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11
switch 5:26 pm
18 Jan 13
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Nothing says “Bogan” quite like the World’s Biggest Burnout.

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fabforty 5:56 pm
18 Jan 13
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What about the other record that was surely broken at the time ? The highest concentration of braindead bogans in one place all at the same time.

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Jethro 6:03 pm
18 Jan 13
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trickyxr said :

I for 1 hope they try to beat it next year with 70 cars if only to piss all of you off.

This didn’t piss me off in any way, shape or form.

Rather, I was a bit amused that thousands of people would find standing in a huge cloud of thick rubber smoke to be an enjoyable experience.

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Mr Gillespie 6:09 pm
18 Jan 13
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noma said :

Perhaps the rest of the world had moved onto more important goals such as reducing air pollution

Reduce air pollution? Hello, this is Canberra, not China

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Pork Hunt 6:24 pm
18 Jan 13
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Mr Gillespie said :

noma said :

Perhaps the rest of the world had moved onto more important goals such as reducing air pollution

Reduce air pollution? Hello, this is Canberra, not China

As I am a NSW resident with an unlimited supply of free plastic shopping bags, I may well increase my already humunguous collection in time for the next Summernuts and have a simultaneous burning…

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