Seaside Cruizers discourage burnouts

The Seaside Cruizers Car Club has just wrapped up our 2019 26th Annual Father’s Day Weekend.

We as a club are very disappointed with the public’s encouragement of the participants on Friday night during the cruise event to do burnouts along the cruise route.

We publish in all our information, ‘No Burnouts Allowed’. Although we as a club do our best to discourage this extremely unsafe and distasteful practice, we have no way to stop the individuals from breaking the law. It is a policing matter.

If you have never been to a drag racing track, and seen the results of what can happen to people when a clutch, pressure plate, or rear end lets go at 6,000 or 7,000 RPM, just Google it. It is not something anyone would like to see happen on the streets of our community, while families are sitting along the street enjoying the wonderful display of classic cars! There is a time, purpose and place for this activity, it is NOT on a Friday night during a Cruise Night.

What real car enthusiasts find very disturbing is when groups of citizens do whatever they can to encourage this unsafe and disturbing activity. We see the public, creating burnout boxes (spraying water on the street), holding up signs, having a starting light at a burnout box, and even offering participants money ( $5, $10, $20 bills) based on the length and quality of the burnouts. At the same time, putting their friends, family, neighbours and even their own children at grave risk.

These practices just have to stop or we will stop it, by discontinuing the Friday Night Cruise from our weekend events.

It is very sad that the Seaside Cruizers Car Club may have to put a stop to this event after 26 years.

It is just another example of a few spoiling an otherwise family fun event for the thousands of people that line the streets of Parksville and Qualicum Beach to enjoy a beautiful evening with friends and family watching a parade of more than 400 classic cars!

As president, and on behalf of the Seaside Cruizers Car Club we ask the public and those that participate to JUST STOP IT!

Kevin Varey

President Seaside Cruizers Car Club

Nanoose Bay

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