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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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World’s biggest burnout attempt, from a distance
Wily_Bear 8:30 am 05 Jan 13

The antipathy generated by this event mystifies me. Although I have never been to Summernats, and probably never will, it attracts tourists at a time of year when most residents have fled to the coast, it only goes for a couple of days, and possibly makes Canberra slightly less boring. Summernats also caters for enthusiasts who doubtless invest a great deal of time and money in pursuit of their hobby. What is wrong with that?
Plus, even for a non enthusiast, it is kinda hard to ignore the awesome in that photo !

ScienceRules 8:19 am 05 Jan 13

Have I missed something or is there acually a point to burnouts that’s not obvious to a grown up?

goggles13 8:07 am 05 Jan 13

Anti said :

It’s not a normal activity for dead heads public servants trolls, so we don’t want clowns like Porkchop there anyway.
This has happened for 26 years people, it is not going away. Get over it and go back to hiding behind your PC down in tuggeranong….

+1

Anti 10:17 pm 04 Jan 13

It’s not a normal activity for dead heads public servants trolls, so we don’t want clowns like Porkchop there anyway.
This has happened for 26 years people, it is not going away. Get over it and go back to hiding behind your PC down in tuggeranong….

Zan 9:53 pm 04 Jan 13

Emphysema anyone??

How_Canberran 6:55 pm 04 Jan 13

Growling Ferret said :

I can see that being an annual event…..

Agree….they’ll add one extra car to the ridiculous event every year just to out-do themselves.

How Canberran.

MERC600 5:44 pm 04 Jan 13

Ahh .. Many thanks to Damien for his great pic. A wonderfull way for our new city mayor to celebrate starting the new year.
Can only hope the national papers pick up what our new green mayor allows.

And as WarrenH has mentioned, we canna burn any leafs ( or is it leaves ) , but some can burn tyres with his blessing.
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shirty_bear 4:02 pm 04 Jan 13

Deref said :

I was heading into Mitchell when this was going off.

I don’t have enough faces to palm.

Phunny.
Harmless fun, I guess … but it’s a real dullard-fest out there. Rocket surgeons everywhere.

p1 3:30 pm 04 Jan 13

Pork Hunt said :

Hopefully the last time this ever happens.

Lets burn down the fire tower so this never happens again?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 3:14 pm 04 Jan 13

Pork Hunt said :

Hopefully the last time this ever happens.

I totally agree!

Deref 3:12 pm 04 Jan 13

I was heading into Mitchell when this was going off.

I don’t have enough faces to palm.

WarrenH 3:01 pm 04 Jan 13

We have become a Nation of boofheads?

I’d like to burn-off the fallen leaves on my nature strip … but I take them to the green waste dump.

A Nation of boofheads.

MonarchRepublic 2:57 pm 04 Jan 13

Pork Hunt said :

Hopefully the last time this ever happens.

I see what you did there 🙂

Growling Ferret 2:50 pm 04 Jan 13

I can see that being an annual event…..

Pork Hunt 2:33 pm 04 Jan 13

Hopefully the last time this ever happens.

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