Burning tires

Re: recent letters to the editor about car cruises through neighbourhoods (‘Classic car cruise stunk’ and ‘Immature drivers).

Re: recent letters to the editor about car cruises through neighbourhoods (‘Classic car cruise stunk’ and ‘Immature drivers).

A huge “thank-you” to the writers of the above letters.

Many of the comments that were made are exactly the reasons why we no longer participate in these events.

“Spinning their tires until we were engulfed in a haze of burnt rubber,” wrote one person. Well imagine driving behind one of these vehicles and experiencing the haze of burnt rubber, not to mention our concern of flying pebbles and debris hitting our vehicle. And we did see several vehicles in danger of being out of control when they did their burnout.

“Despite all the people imploring him not to burn his tires,” wrote another. Believe me when I say there were many others along the route encouraging these burnouts and even holding up signs to score them.

Rather then canceling these fine events for the majority, perhaps the organizers should consider spot checkers along the route to identify the few that always try to ruin it for others.

Val AxfordParksville

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