A burnout has never been so noble.
The Guinness Book of World Records is chock full of records that relate to burnouts and drifting. We have seen the record for largest simultaneous burnout, longest burnout on a motorcycle, longest continuous drift, and longest twin-vehicle drift. Even though there are plenty of records related to shredding tires, Guinness has just added one for the largest tire mark image. The image was created by Al Jazirah Vehicles Agencies and Al Jazirah Ford Racing in Saudi Arabia. It was part of a campaign to raise awareness for breast cancer.
The image that was created was the breast cancer awareness ribbon and measured 9,515 square feet. It took the two drivers in Ford Mustang RTR-Ds 45 minutes to create the image with tires that emitted pink smoke during the burnouts.
The two drivers, Abdulhadi Al-Qahtani and Muath Al-Essa, are both members of the Al Jazirah Ford Racing Team. We commend the drivers for raising awareness for breast cancer in such a cool way. The only time we remember such a large tire mark image was when "Top Gear" "accidentally" drew a gentleman's sausage on a storm drain.
But the show's efforts had nothing to do with funding testicular cancer research or any other charitable cause. The "Top Gear" stunt may have been funny, but the work of Al Jazirah Vehicles Agencies and Al Jazirah Ford Racing was far more meaningful.