Mustang Consumed By Fire While Doing Donuts At A Car Event

A Ford Mustang GT has been destroyed by fire after the owner did some donuts during a recent car event in Westlake, Texas.

Video from the event shows the driver of the Mustang GT pinning the throttle of the car and burning some rubber in front of a crowd of enthusiastic onlookers. Clearly spurred on by those around them, the driver keeps on spinning around until smoke fills the air. All too quickly, that smoke goes from tire smoke to smoke pouring out of the engine and under carriage of the car.

The following video from Sinclair Photos shows that the Mustang’s exhaust system may have been where the fire started. As attendees at the car event gather around, many start to try and throw water onto the Mustang’s exhaust. Shortly after, some try to douse the flames with fire extinguishers.

Before long, however, flames start to emerge from the engine bay and at that point, nothing could be done to save the muscle car. In the following minutes, a number of small explosions can be seen sealing the Mustang’s fate. Fire crews were called to the scene and while they were able to extinguish the blaze, the damage was already done.

As attendees watch the car burn, one can be heard sarcastically shouting “How much for the headlights?!” while another yells “How much for those rims?!”. Not funny guys. Not funny at all.


  • GobbleUp

    Dumb arses standing and blocking fire trucks.

    Morons always look like morons.

  • Rocket

    Good luck explaining that to you insurance agent.

    • Bo Hanan

      Insurance companies are smart now and they will probably google or check YouTube for this video.

    • Alduin

      His insurance just canceled him.

    • Dylan Wentworth

      Yeah I bet that it would have been covered and completely replaced if it weren’t for that’s whole doing donuts part. Is that considered intentional damage?

      • helloWorld

        pretty much, probably also the dude was kicked off his insurance. whomever gets him next, is going to demand hefty premiums. probably an SR-22 as well. pretty sure this guy has multiple at fault violations

  • Bo Hanan

    Because who wouldn’t stand by a burning car with gas in the fuel tank?
    And I suspect the car probably committed suicide.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Mustangs are acquiring a conscience of their own. This one immolated itself to prevent its owner from either destroying some tree or crash on the crowds at cars and coffee. Laudable on the Mustang’s side.

  • ErnieB

    I need a set of wheels just like that for my mustang..

  • Da Only Skid

    Where quality is job #1.

    Wow. Had a 2005 Excursion, blew the head gasket slinging rubber and tearing up asphalt, down to the sand below. Brakes caught a brief fire. Drove home, fixed it. Ran 6 sec 0-60. 8.5k pounds of beast. Yet here we are talking about a modern mustang with a smoking habit. Sad.

    • Dylan Wentworth

      Good to hear it’s not just me. I had a mustang and loved it but that car was always needing repairs.

  • Stigasawuswrecks

    If the fire didn’t get it a curb or a road barrier would have

  • dumblikeyou2

    That sounds like a quality crowd.

    • LeStori

      Probably a combined IQ of 10.

  • Marc Gruben

    A Ford catching on fire??? Naaah… that could never happen.

  • Dylan Wentworth

    A car spinning out of control rapidly? Let’s get really close to it and film it with our phones in portrait orientation!
    A car that is burning and is about to explode? Let’s get really close to it and film it with our phones in portrait orientation!

  • TB

    Damn…well that sucks….

  • PlonPlon

    The degree zero of intelligence… Is there no better passtime than this? And then calling the fireman to clean the mess when they could be useful somewhere else. And all that paid by everyone’s taxes… What society have we created!

  • LeStori

    Mustang catches fire at “I am an Idiot” meet should be the headlines. A collection of entities by the Intelligent Designer who created them in its own image but forgot to put in any more than a Motor Ganglion. for a brain.

  • helloWorld

    Well, its better that it self destructed than mowing down the crowd i guess

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