The previous mark for the number of cars simultaneously performing a burnout, as certified by those record keepers at the Guinness Book of World Records, was 49. That mark has now been moved to 69 (even though the newscast graphic says 70, it was 69) thanks to the petrolheads ready to sacrifice tires at Australia's Summernats Car Festival in the nation's capital, Canberra.

The annual festival has always included burnout competitions, usually for one of two titles that end in "a bloodbath of rubber and smoke." According to one of the Summernats co-owners, this year's attempt effort in the Liqui-Moly Power Pit ended with about 30 tires blowing during the 30-seconds of sustained scorching needed to take the record.

You'll find a newscast of the burnout in the first video below, along with a spectator's capture of the record from beginning to end. And smoke. Lots and lots of smoke.




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      RWD
      • 1 Year Ago
      Gotta love the Aussies, the only country crazier about RWD V8's than we are!
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Andre Neves
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm about to hit 30 and have been into cars all my life. I have still yet to understand the obsession with burnouts.
      md_stew
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like to burnout, but not this long sustained Tire Wrecking ones like this. I also cant understand the fascination with drift racing. I bet the Climate Change People over there just Hates these people!
        graphikzking
        • 1 Year Ago
        @md_stew
        I agree - I can enjoy a burnout etc but not the long tire wrecking ones either. Also, I'm worried about the environment etc (solar panels, hybrid, energy efficient appliances, windows, insulation etc) but as far as hobbies, I don't have any issues without racing, burnouts etc. I do have issues with people that buy cars and don't use them for that purpose. Buying an EVO and not doing autocross or rally is just stupid. Buying a convertible and never putting the top down, stupid. Buying a truck and not hauling anything because you're afraid it will get scratched or dirty - stupid. buying a hybrid and driving like you stole it - stupid. The list goes on and on. Use what you buy, the way it was meant and we would have much less waste. People don't need 5,000 lb F250 pickups to pickup their dishwasher every 10 years. It's really pathetic how wasteful many people are in their everyday lives.
      Sebastian Lahmeyer
      • 1 Year Ago
      and in 5 years everyone dies because of lung cancer.
      Paul Trautman
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have always thought that burnouts are a waste of perfectly good tires.
      Rich
      • 1 Year Ago
      and the world still turns
      delsolo1
      • 1 Year Ago
      America still has better quality Rednecks.
      IS-F Hegemony
      • 1 Year Ago
      Forget the scooter story! This means WAR!
      RGT881
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why can't Google fix YouTube? I got a fast internet connection and yet all I ever get from YT is either buffering or adobe crash. As for the video itself, leave it to Australians to out-redneck the Americans. NASCAR should go to Australia and to an exhibition race, much like it did in 90s when it visited Japan's Suzuka and Twin Motegi.