Burnout resistant bitumen?

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?


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shauno shauno 9:12 pm 13 Feb 07

Thats QLD for you

Jey Jey 5:04 pm 13 Feb 07

I still find the City strange and unusual

shauno shauno 7:28 pm 12 Feb 07

Ive got an apartment in the city. A bit to close to the bloody casino. lol

Jey Jey 5:32 pm 12 Feb 07

I’m in the snootier area of Logan, but get the occasional anthropological adventure of experiencing Logan Central.

It’s too freakin’ cold, this freakin’ state is addicted to air conditioning!

Al Al 5:03 pm 12 Feb 07

Ah enjoying it there already hey Jey? Well can’t say we didn’t warn you…

shauno shauno 3:40 pm 12 Feb 07

Ive moved to Brisbane as well. And im sure the way its going there in Canberra under Stanhope I wont be the last one to move either.

Hasdrubahl Hasdrubahl 3:16 pm 12 Feb 07

Going to the Brumbies/Reds game on Saturday, Jey? You can be our RA representative!

Jey Jey 3:04 pm 12 Feb 07

“Boganville is in fact in Tuggeranong.”

Obviously never been to Logan Central, QLD.

Thumper Thumper 1:20 pm 12 Feb 07

Well… That too….

S4anta S4anta 1:17 pm 12 Feb 07

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

Thumper 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 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 Mess 9:47 pm 11 Feb 07

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

Sammy 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 bigred 4:14 pm 11 Feb 07

Hope they install it on the roads inside EPIC!

Meconium 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_added_grunt VYBerlinaV8_now with_added_grunt 2:51 pm 11 Feb 07

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

sim_m_o 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 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 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.

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