1979 Bronco a Hard-Working Burnout Machine: Tire Smokin’ Tuesday
Classic Ford Bronco is still show quality at 40, and a true tire-slayer.
This week’s Tire Smokin’ Tuesday video comes to us from the Music54016 YouTube channel and it features a 1979 Ford Bronco doing a big, nasty burnout. There are lots of videos of this big SUV smoking the tires online and unlike many older trucks that are used for tire-slayers, this one is in remarkably good condition. The reason that we picked this particular burnout video is that the camera is close, giving us the best look at this super-clean classic SUV before and during the smoke show.
Show Quality at 40
Although there are a bunch of videos of this 1979 Ford Bronco doing burnouts, we went through the details and the comments of all of them and found no solid information on the 40-year-old vehicle. While it is clearly powered by a modified V8, with what appears to be a pair of four-barrel carburetors sticking up out of the hood, we don’t know exactly what is under that hood. It obviously has enough power to easily smoke the huge mud tires out back and it sounds as though an automatic transmission is tasked with sending the power to the road.
What we do know about this 1979 Ford Bronco is that the exterior is gorgeous. The body looks straight, the paint looks flawless and the copious amounts of chrome trim, including the bumpers, could be new. While many of the big Broncos that we showcase here are battered from a life in the mud, this classic truck-based SUV would easily fit into just about any car show.
Big Tires = Big Smoke
This burnout appears to be captured in someone’s driveway, perhaps at a party where friends have parked their vehicles in the grass near the house in the background. There is a table in foreground that has a beer bottle, a beer can, a hammer and a party cup, so if this wasn’t a party, it was at least a gathering with alcohol. It never fails that at a gathered like this, someone will try to talk “the guy who always does burnouts” to put on a smoke show, and this Bronco owner has obliged.
At first, the tires are smoking much as the locked front wheels push forward on the smooth pavement, but after a few seconds, the rear tires begin to spin hard, the front tires begin holding the vehicle in place and the real fun begins. After about 15 seconds of stationary tire-slaying, the driver begins to let the big Bronco inch forward before letting off of the brakes and racing off into the distance with smoke still pouring from the rear tires.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!