C5 Corvette Owner Revs His Engine Until It Blows Up And Erupts In Flames

A video showing a man in Virginia revving the hell out of his C5 Chevrolet Corvette until the muscle car catches fire and burns to the ground has surfaced online.

The clip was captured by Facebook user R Patrick O’Connor IV and shows the ‘Vette being revved while parked in front of a row of houses, allegedly in the middle of the night. Not only would this have seriously annoyed all of those within earshot of the car but, before long, things turned downright dangerous as smoke started to billow out out of the car.

As the driver leaves the throttle pinned for well over a minute, flames and sparks can be seen out of the exhaust and under the car. Despite this, he continues to rev the heart out of the engine until, suddenly, huge flames start to spew out from under the car and spread up and over the driver’s side door. What’s even more incomprehensible is that, while he climbs out of the car, a few seconds later he appears to try and jump back into it even as the flames start to take hold.

Enjoy my dumbass neighbor blowing his car to shit. Welcome to the hood. Greg Bletzacker(For licensing or usage, contact licensing@viralhog.com)

Gepostet von R Patrick O'Connor IV am Mittwoch, 17. Juli 2019

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Shortly afterwards, the car is completely engulfed in flames – and, to make matters worse, a red Mazda next to it also catches fire.

“Rescue Engine 521 recently ran a vehicle fire in a residential area of 21’s due,” a Facebook post from the City of Manassas Fire Rescue Department reads. “The fire started in a 2002 Chevrolet Corvette and spread to an adjacent Mazda, causing a complete loss of both vehicles. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Fire Marshals Office. The quick actions of the Rescue Engine crew prevented additional vehicles from being involved.”

It’s unclear why the man was revving the car but a woman in the video can be heard stating that the car’s owner is “always drunk.” Which might or might not be the case, but his actions surely don’t make much sense, do they?


  • TheBelltower

    No big deal. From what we hear, there are over 6,000 new C7 Corvettes that he can choose from as a replacement. Heavily discounted I’m sure.

    • Thunderbolt

      yes, a very big discount right now, you can get a brand new base model with 1LT package for $44,000 and if you are a current Chevy owner you can get an additional $3,000 discount.

  • Six_Tymes

    what a dope, absolutely moronic

  • Jason Lather

    Why doesn’t it occur to ANYONE to ever put down your STUPID phone and DO SOMETHING!!

    • Mr. EP9

      Gotta get them views on social media, bro.

      • iddqd

        dont forget about those stupid giggles by the trashy girlfriend and talking down to an equally imbecile in the post…

    • J-Triumf

      Yes, they should totally put down the phone and put out that fire themselves instead of recording something for the police and firefighters, right?

  • Mr. EP9

    Well, guess that serves him right.

  • jason wu

    Poor red Corolla next to C7.

  • robotlogic

    This is why the repo man should never call ahead. Ohh, you’re coming to take my vette, yeah that’s cool bro, let me get some stuff out of it and I’ll have it waiting for you.

  • Benoît Etienne

    european me : why?
    U.S.A. : Coz ‘MURICA! https://media3.giphy.com/media/smcZqsDujyjiU/giphy.gif

    • iddqd

      well, according to his facebook name he is the FORTH Pat O’Connor in existence, decide for yourself, if thats a good or a bad thing…
      his NOSERING might help with your decision-finding…

    • iddqd

      well, at least the ‘filmmaker’ is Patrick O’Connor THE FORTH, decide for yourself, if thats a good or a bad thing…
      his NOSERING and perfectly trimmed beard might help with your decision-finding…
      in defendance of americans, this seems a pretty ghetto-ish neighbourhood as a whole..

  • Howfarr

    Death row

  • Harry_Wild

    Typical Corvette owner habits – doing burnouts, 360s and reviving the engine in park! Crazy!

  • raikkonen

    Declared a total loss by the insurance company…net payout: $1,300

    • Bo Hanan

      I bet they dropped him too after replacing the Corolla.

  • disqus_myu3WRV1vi

    Here, hold my beer.

  • Plutonium

    Property landlord and homeowners association loves people like that. Acting just plain stupid. “Duh! Did I do that.” Good luck getting rid of burnt smell inside the houses and other cars.

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