View Full Version : If you like Lark burnouts!

03-14-2010, 09:49 PM

03-14-2010, 09:57 PM
Dude thats just crazy! Did he go out and rotate tires so he could come back and burn them off too



03-14-2010, 10:15 PM
Overheard at the detail shop: "How much for a scrape and wax?"[:o)]

03-14-2010, 10:34 PM
"If you've ever rubberized undercoated your prized car by doing burnouts at the county fair,........you might be a redneck." ;)

A wild Red Hawk admiring it's reflection.
In the middle of Minnestudea

03-14-2010, 10:38 PM
That car is one of our members here, we've seen it before.

That appears to be a growing "sport" arouind here... but for the life of me I cannot see the attraction, or why one would do that to their car and tires...?http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/confused/confused0024.gif

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131

03-14-2010, 10:50 PM
Bob, I thought Linda likes Lark burnouts? [:o)]

03-15-2010, 08:15 AM
I love the other video he posted of himself at the drags. He's got stuff jammed in the ashtray and a roll of Teflon tape on the shifter lever!

'63 Cruiser
'57 Packard wagon
'61 Lark Regal 4 Dr Wagon

03-15-2010, 09:00 AM
My daddy never bought my tires so I never learned to do this. Except for heating slicks before a race I've never understood the intelligence behind burning up a pair of tires.

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s186/52-fan/StudebakersofArkansas2-1.jpg"In the heart of Arkansas."
1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas

03-15-2010, 12:28 PM
All I have to say is WOW!

From deep in the Ozarks...


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03-16-2010, 01:05 PM
I'm guilty, that's me.;) I just got back in town from four days of skiing and caught this post.
Friends had been wanting me to enter the burnout contest at the car show for years. It always seemed to fall on a drag racing weekend. That year was an exception. The tires were brand new but the sidewalls were starting to crack from age. The Lark was built for a driver/racer. It handled the contest like a Champ.:D Lots of Studebaker exposure and a first place prize to boot.[^]



03-16-2010, 06:42 PM
I agree that a burnout is not all that practical, but what the heck it looks like fun. I have seen many a burnout with little or no damage to the car. No tires might be another ball game.

Gordon, I seen a video of you and your car doing a great burnout while getting the tires warmed up for a drag race, but this one deserves an award. It is great.

By-the-way, what kind of times does the Lark turn on the strip?

Joe Roberts
'61 R1 Champ
'65 Cruiser
Editor of "The Down Easterner"
Eastern North Carolina Chapter

03-16-2010, 10:06 PM
My Lark runs low low 15's like a clock. A best of 15.07 @ 89 mph. Not to bad for a 3:31's in the rear. Probably should do some adjusting and try for the 14's.[:0]

The stuff in the ash tray in the other video. Those are time slips and a pen to keep track of my runs. A lot of slips huh! [:p]


03-16-2010, 10:17 PM
I tried doing a burnout in my '63 Hawk two years ago shortly after I bought the car. I layed some rubber but I broke the front rubber motor mounts thus causing the radiator fan to rub the shroud. :D Since repairing this, I havent tried it since.

A wild Red Hawk admiring it's reflection.
In the middle of Minne[b]studea