My youngest daughter wanted to learn how to do a burnout in my 66 Mustang (also my first car), so I taught her! I figured I better teach her or she might try it on her own sometime and break something. I found a big open parking lot with no parking blocks, no lampposts, and no planter boxes; just a large expanse of asphalt. So one Friday night, around 9:00PM I asked her if she wanted to learn how to do that burnout. Of course the answer was a resounding 'Yes!' so off we went. I explained the basics and stressed to NEVER "dump the clutch" or "sidestep the clutch" (that just shocks the drivetrain and breaks things), and told her to just take off like leaving a stop light but once the clutch was all the way out to floor the throttle. The engine has plenty of power and will break the tires free without shocking the drivetrain. I demonstrated, then put her in the driver's seat. She stalled it the first 2 attempts, then she got it! After five or six trips back and forth across the parking lot I suggested we get going, but she wanted to do a few more, so we did. On one of the last burnouts I told her to crank the wheel hard left once the tires were spinning... As soon as the rear end slid out she let off the gas; I told her to put her foot back into it, then explained that she was doing donuts, or what we called "brodies" back in the day. I then had her crank the wheel hard right for some clockwise donuts, then a couple of figure 8's.
We then got out of there before the local constabulary could roll up on us. And she came home with an ear-to-ear permagrin! :grin2:
Anyway, good job myfirstcar! Teach those kids well!
Awesome story! Both my daughters like to drive like they stole it
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