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The art of performing a burnout is a relatively easy thing to do, that is if one knows what they’re doing. Any sign of indecision stemming from not knowing what to do is a recipe for disaster and as we’ve seen from countless videos of hooners trying in vain to perform burnouts, that ’recipe for disaster’ often leads to busted clutches.

So it goes without saying that anytime we can spread the gospel of how NOT to perform a burnout, well, we consider it a matter of utmost importance. After all, cars aren’t supposed to be treated in such a way. Now, like we said, if the driver knew exactly the trick to perform a burnout without having the clutch of his car explode, then that’s all well and good, but the reality is, a majority of people who do perform the stunt have no idea what they’re getting into. Example # 4,532 is this dude behind the wheel of a Volkswagen Golf GTI, who learned the hard way that performing burnouts are the fastest way to destroy your clutch.

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Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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5 comments:

  (477) posted on 05.9.2011

I got frustrated when I saw this video. Next time, always double check your car before doing something crazy. Hope this driver will learn something from this.

  (1211) posted on 10.22.2010

haha.. the good thing is no fatal incident happen

  (858) posted on 09.23.2010

It doesn’t appear that it was maintained very well and it looks like it has quite literally been around the block a few times

  (406) posted on 08.4.2010

Finally! This represents true out-of-the box thinking. One, that will hopefully save the Automotive industry.

  (359) posted on 06.15.2010

this freaking guy though his wheels are still spinning through the concrete.. good thing that he heard what those kids is telling.

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