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World’s biggest burnout attempt, from a distance

By johnboy 4 January 2013 24

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Damien has sent in this shot which you’ll be pleased to know is not a live test of nuclear weaponry in the middle of the city.

Where there’s smoke…

Pic of burn-out smoke from Summernats world record burnout. Photo taken from One Tree Hill fire tower.

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Roundhead89 11:17 am 06 Jan 13

Look, I’ve already commented on Summernats in another thread but the fact is, it is bringing priceless publicity to this city and the region. Every interstate news bulletin has been running stories about Summernats – Channel Ten’s report on Friday ran over two minutes. This can only benefit Canberra in the long run and attract more tourists and business to the area.

I don’t recall any stories in out of town news bulletins or newspapers about the National Gallery’s Taloosa La Trek exhibition, or however you spell it.

Antagonist 10:50 am 06 Jan 13

screaming banshee said :

Antagonist said :

Lardman said :

I’m clearly the only person that thinks this is cool. Or that I’m a massive yob. Either way, awesome.

I thought it was awesome. So did my six year old son (a second year veteran now), who got to see it from right up close. It was shoulder-to-shoulder standing room where we were and he could not see from down low. A bunch of massive yobs that I have never met before in my life noticed him, and shuffled out of the way so he could see stand right up against the fence for a good view. Fortunately we had the wind behind us, unlike those poor bastards in the stands 🙂

So if the wind was blowing the other way you would happily expose your 6 year old to a lungful of tyre smoke, top work dad. Would you mind signing a disclaimer so taxpayers aren’t responsible for the medical costs of your poor decision making.

If the wind were blowing the other way we could simply have moved to the other side, genius. Nice arm waving, though.

screaming banshee 10:32 am 06 Jan 13

Antagonist said :

Lardman said :

I’m clearly the only person that thinks this is cool. Or that I’m a massive yob. Either way, awesome.

I thought it was awesome. So did my six year old son (a second year veteran now), who got to see it from right up close. It was shoulder-to-shoulder standing room where we were and he could not see from down low. A bunch of massive yobs that I have never met before in my life noticed him, and shuffled out of the way so he could see stand right up against the fence for a good view. Fortunately we had the wind behind us, unlike those poor bastards in the stands 🙂

So if the wind was blowing the other way you would happily expose your 6 year old to a lungful of tyre smoke, top work dad. Would you mind signing a disclaimer so taxpayers aren’t responsible for the medical costs of your poor decision making.

Viridian 7:17 am 06 Jan 13

I am not a person who would attend Summernats myself but it brings a lot of tourists to the ACT, which we need desperately. This is a good thing for our local economy. I am sick of whinging Canberrans who want everything either done for them or everything to be pure and serene. Get over yourselves, this is a once a year event for a few days.

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