Many people frequent cars and coffee events to hang out with fellow petrolheads, talk about their favorite subject and, why not, display their rides.
We do not know if it’s something of a tradition to do a burnout, drift, or any other kind of showing-off when leaving, though. Probably not, but many seem to feel the need to do so and, quite frequently, it all ends up in tears.
These two clips were filmed at a recent cars and coffee event in Scottsdale, Arizona. The first shows the driver of a bright green Nissan 350Z trying to kick out the tail of his sports car while surrounded by other vehicles.
Shortly after crossing through an intersection filled with spectators, the 350Z driver appears to slam down a gear and starts swerving, seemingly in an attempt to light up the rear tires. However, he soon losses control and almost slams into a Chrysler Crossfire and Hyundai Genesis Coupe driving next him. It’s hard to tell from the footage, but the Nissan driver may have been fortunate enough to escape without damaging his sports car too much.
As for the second clip, it shows the driver of a red Mazda RX-8 quickly performing a U-turn at a set of traffic lights. The driver proceeds to punch the throttle as he makes the turn and before he even has the time to correct his steering, the RX-8 flicks back the other way and slides straight into a curb, almost taking with it a number of pedestrians.
Sometimes it pays to be safe rather than sorry – and pulling such antics in a crowded place is definitely not safe, so why endanger yourself and others? If you wanna have fun, find an empty space or, even better, go to a track. Public roads, especially when others are around, are not for showing off your (real or imaginary) driving skills.