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Arcadia Sports will this Friday play host to one of the popular shows, Burnouts and Family Fun Day featuring Harare’s top spinners. On the line up are veteran spinners Fat Cat, Gooda, Brendan Kedha Power aka Sleeky, Spin Kid, Dee Boy, and Gordon taking to the tarmac. Top stuntmen Kunnie will also be in the mix while DJ Shy will be dropping hot tunes on the turntables.

There will be jumping castles for children as well as full bar and catering.

Proudly presented by H-Town Spin City, this would be the first major Burnout this festive season featuring some of the amazing stunts and a parade of different BMWs popularly known Down South as gusheshe. The high-energy sport which combines music and food attracts people from all social and racial backgrounds.

In Zimbabwe, spinning of cars started in the 1980s when rear-wheel drive old Alfa Romeos, Datsuns and BMWs were spun in and around the Arcadia area on public streets. One of the pioneers of this sport locally is one Isaac Meyer, who has been very involved with the motor industry for many years and specifically with the spinning and drag-racing for more than a decade.

In recent years, Spin Fests have taken this energy-packed sport and brought it into a closed and controlled environment where people could enjoy the spinning of cars without any risk of injury to spectators or drivers. The whole purpose is to go around an enclosed track at high speed performing various stunts with the ultimate goal of rippingblowing up the rear wheel tyres. A variety of stunts are performed with the most difficult one being the driver jumping out of his car and doing push-ups on the roof, or opening his bonnet and standing on the engine while the car is still spinning.

Source : The Herald