Revheads to burn rubber
Burnett Auto Club hosts first annual event
IT IS not quite Summernats but car nuts will have something to rev their engines about when Burnett Auto Club hosts its first annual car event next month.
The smell of burning rubber will fill the air with burnouts, a show and shine and swap meets.
Club secretary Jo Sutton said the event was as much about getting the group out as it was about challenging the perception car enthusiasts face in the community.
“Car enthusiasts are put in the same bag as hoons,” she said.
“But you won’t meet a better bunch of people.”
Mrs Sutton said she and other car lovers formed the group as a way to show off their love of cars without needing to travel to festivals in larger cities.
“It was literally a group of friends and we all hang out, and we were talking a lot about Summernats,” she said.
“And because the lease was coming up on the go kart track we tried to see if we could get it.”
She wants to give local car enthusiasts the chance to burn some rubber in a safe environment and learn more about their vehicles.
“There are a lot of kids doing burnouts on the main roads and we thought if we gave them somewhere to do it legally it would cut down on the amount in the streets as well,” she said.
Car Torque, the first annual car event hosted by Burnett Auto Club, will hit 391 Airport Rd, Monto on June 20.
For more information, phone Jo Sutton on 0407 308 104.
Jo Sutton You won’t meet a better bunch of people
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Lindsay Tutton looks forward to showing new members burnout basics.