Video: Thanksgiving Day Burnout – Camaro Blows Engine

The “Thanksgiving Day Burnouts” take place every year somewhere in Massachusetts; from what we understand, a group of hot-rodders gets together for a huge burnout display in a local industrial park. We did some research and couldn’t find any information on this phenomenon occurring anywhere else in the country, and they’ve even got their own Facebook page. According to what we could figure out, everyone gets one last chance to melt some rubber before the long Northeast winter sets in – the hot rod season in New England only runs from May ’til the end of November before the cold and snow shows up.

Everybody knows that one guy who will itch all year to get his car out to a burnout contest, even going so far as to locate a set of worn-out radials and steel wheels to bolt on the back of his burnout machine, right? Well…this guy took that obsession one step further. Right from the outset, it looks as if the driver has one thing in mind – pop the tires or break something else while trying, as he let the hammer drop instantly after entering the ring.

Steam was billowing from the engine compartment less than 15 seconds into the burnout, but that didn’t stop the show. After a marathon 30-second tire-smoking, donut-spinning session, the owner of this third-gen Camaro locked up the fronts and let the hammer fly. Ten more seconds of accelerator-pedal-stuck-to-the-wood and this mullet machine decided enough was enough, coughing, sputtering, and smoking all the way back to the pit area. It’s a sad ending to what likely began as a smile-inducing expression of good ol’ American horsepower, but the rest of us sure enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing!

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