Burnouts are fun, but what about burnouts with trailers?
1320 Video caught just such a spectacle. The crew of a Chevy Nova participating in Hot Rod Drag Week decided to make a rather unconventional run down a busy city street. They even attached the car's parachute to the back of the trailer.
The Chevy may look a little beat up, but under the hood is a twin-turbocharged V8 producing 1,100 horsepower. That was more than enough to spin the wheels but, if this is how they behave on a typical night of cruising, they should probably get that taillight fixed.
This is the kind of automotive spectacle that is incredibly satisfying to watch, yet makes absolutely no sense.
Sure, burnouts are mostly for show, but at least they serve a purpose in the context of a drag race.
Yet until trailer drag racing becomes a legitimate form of motorsport (and it may; we already have trailer figure-eight racing), there will be no reason for this. It's hard to explain why adding a trailer makes this burnout so much more fun to watch than the millions of others already floating around YouTube.
There's just something about a trailer being engulfed in tire smoke that makes you want to hit "replay."
Check out the video and see for yourself.