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Burnout resistant bitumen?

By johnboy - 11 February 2007 24

The Canberra Times has a story on the installation of “burnout-resistant bitumen” in Braddon.

Would any of our hoonish readers (we know you’re out there) like to comment on the difference to your burnouts on this stuff?

And since when were people calling burnouts “wheelies” anyway?

What’s Your opinion?


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24 Responses to
Burnout resistant bitumen?
S4anta 1:17 pm 12 Feb 07

thumper, charnie is quiet because they have ran out of cars to burn.

Thumper 10:00 am 12 Feb 07

Charnie has become reasonably quiet these days. It would seem PJs in Tuggeranong is the new bogan capital…

Aeek 10:17 pm 11 Feb 07

Not just Tuggeranong. The AIS is considering putting up fences because of increased vandalism, and linking that to the increased housing in Bruce.

Mess 9:47 pm 11 Feb 07

i resent that. i say it would be closer to Charnie.

Sammy 5:25 pm 11 Feb 07

I could use some in my street. Many people think Bougainville is in PNG. Boganville is in fact in Tuggeranong.

bigred 4:14 pm 11 Feb 07

Hope they install it on the roads inside EPIC!

Meconium 3:16 pm 11 Feb 07

I think ‘wheelies’ is a much older word than ‘burnouts’. Until fairly recently ‘wheelies’ was by far the preferred word in the UK & Ireland. Don’t know how long burnouts has been in use here but wheelies used to be used here as well… only it was less common when there were fewer people and even fewer cars.

VYBerlinaV8_now with 2:51 pm 11 Feb 07

I don’t do burnouts, but I doubt this approach will stop those who do.

sim_m_o 2:47 pm 11 Feb 07

This same stuff was laid down two years ago. Many cars are unable to do burnouts, and those that can have there tyres eaten alive. The fact that it has been there for a couple of years shows how effective it is. People who are cashed up enough to pour tens of thousands into a car, don’t care about spending eighty bucks and buying a pair of dodgy tyres to put on the back. You’ll often see cars with sparkling rims on the front, and steel wheels on the back, it justmeans they’ve changed their wheels for the night, putting on the so called “shi**ers”

swissbignose 2:15 pm 11 Feb 07

I went to school with the guy who made the wheelies comment. He often had a way with words…

Maelinar 12:50 pm 11 Feb 07

More tyre damage = more expensive burnout rate which therefore = less burnouts in the future.

Nothing like bringing the cost back to the bogan – I like it.

Vic Bitterman 12:17 pm 11 Feb 07

I believe the road mix is a coarse surface with larger stones. This tends to do more tyre damage and leave less noticeable black lines, when compared to very smooth surface bitumen.

shauno 11:19 am 11 Feb 07

You can do them in cars to with significant amounts of HP like 1000hp and in fact grippy tarmac like “burnout-resistant bitumen” helps because you need a lot of traction and also a very strong drive line. You see it at the drags quite a bit and usually means the car isn’t setup well or way to much HP for the chassis setup. Can be helped with a progressively locked up clutch. haha but were getting of topic lol

ross69 11:06 am 11 Feb 07

I thought “Wheelies” were something you do on your bike.

shauno 11:00 am 11 Feb 07

Well id say one of these nice 615 cube big blocks would render there silly “burnout-resistant bitumen” useless. lol

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