Braden Smith ‘HAUNT U’ 2016 Holden VF Commodore
Skid cars are skid cars, right? Well, not when they’re purposebuilt with blown methanol-drinking big blocks. No stranger to the burnout scene, having skidded his street cars over the years, Braden Smith took the bold move to build an elite-level Aussie-style burnout machine far above and beyond what the local tyre-fryers had. The car’s stunning looks belie the fact that it was thrown together in a remarkably short time — so short, in fact, that it only managed one test hit on local soil before being shipped off to Australia, where it did New Zealand proud at both Tread Cemetery and Summernats. It may not have been the first methanol burnout car, but it was certainly the first to be purpose-built at this level.