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  • If you like Lark burnouts!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYQp-68VI-Y&NR=1
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

  • #2
    Dude thats just crazy! Did he go out and rotate tires so he could come back and burn them off too

    Tom

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    • #3
      Overheard at the detail shop: "How much for a scrape and wax?"[)]
      "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

      Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
      sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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      • #4
        "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
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        • #5
          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...?

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

          GOD BLESS AMERICA





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          • #6
            Bob, I thought Linda likes Lark burnouts? [)]

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            • #7
              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!

              Chip
              '63 Cruiser
              '57 Packard wagon
              '61 Lark Regal 4 Dr Wagon
              Chip
              '63 Cruiser
              '57 Packard wagon
              '61 Lark Regal 4 dr wagon
              '50 Commander 4 dr sedan

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              • #8
                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.

                "In the heart of Arkansas."
                1952 Champion Starlight w/overdrive. Searcy, Arkansas
                "In the heart of Arkansas."
                Searcy, Arkansas
                1952 Commander 2 door. Really fine 259.
                1952 2R pickup

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                • #9
                  All I have to say is WOW!

                  From deep in the Ozarks...

                  Fred

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                  • #10
                    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. Lots of Studebaker exposure and a first place prize to boot.[^]

                    Gordon

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                    • #11
                      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
                      Joe Roberts
                      '61 R1 Champ
                      '65 Cruiser
                      Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                      • #12
                        Joe
                        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]

                        Chip
                        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! []

                        Gordon

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                        • #13
                          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. [B)] Since repairing this, I havent tried it since.


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