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 |  Feb 07 2012, 6:15 PM

What better way to sell  your car than an outrageous YouTube video?

Lettrage Perfect Design, a company in Lavaltrie, Quebec that sponsors modified cars is seen here with a C6 Corvette, and way too much spare rubber.

Watch as this driver creates a smoke show in front of a small crowd. The driver then does a few donuts and calls it a day, but not after showing us a fresh pair of (probably) rear tires that are ready for “the next show.”

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 |  Nov 22 2010, 12:36 PM

Police in Australia are investigating a burnout performed by a hearse during a funeral service for a youth who died in a motorcycle accident.

Police say that the hearse was spotted smoking its tires along with 12 other vehicles immediately after the funeral Aaron Bryce, a 19 year old killed in a motorcycle crash.

“The driver of the hearse is to be interviewed in relation to hoon driving offences,” Acting Sergeant Dean Owen said to The Age. “[We understand] he was friends with some of the people and getting urged on to do it.”

The hoons in question were caught after police viewed camera phone footage of the burnouts, leading them to question the hearse’s driver, Michael O’Sullivan, a 44-year old funeral director and Justice of the Peace.

O’Sullivan’s father John denied the allegations and said that he was angry about his son and his business being accused of reckless behavior. “We are a reputable concern. We’ve been in business for 140-odd years. We don’t want this sort of bullshit.”

[Source: The Age]

 |  May 07 2010, 9:48 AM

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Ever wonder how Top Gear gets all those cool rolling shots of cars sliding around their own airfield? It’s certainly not done by standing in a field with a camcorder and a tripod.

The trick to getting those kinds of shots is to use a camera car with a vehicle mounted crane, a very common tactic in Hollywood movies and anything with high production values. Greg Harvey of cranecar.com directed this short, featuring an Audi R8 V10, and while it may look like any other well-made hoonage video, you only need to visit the website to see their awesome Audi RS6 camera car (painted matte black) to get an idea of exactly what goes into making a video like this.

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