Australians love doing burnouts -- it’s a car culture staple Down Under. With burning rubber so ingrained in Aussie culture, it only makes sense to fold it into another modern staple: gender reveals. If you’re unfamiliar with gender reveals, the premise is simple: Have a party and create some wacky way to show your friends, family, co-workers and strangers online the anticipated gender of your expected child.

The couple from Meningie, which is around 100 miles south of Adelaide (which is about eight hours north of Melbourne), thought it would be a good idea to slap some special tires on their Ford Falcon to illustrate the upcoming child’s gender. While this seems like a fairly standard way to handle a gender reveal, the car’s tires burst into flame during the burnout.

The car doesn’t appear to burn to the ground, and the group seems to have contained the fire. That might be the case for this incident, but because of recent gender reveals starting massive brush fires, the couple is facing backlash because of the possible fire risk.

You can check out the local Australian news report below to hear how Australians feel about this gender reveal.

Source: Autoweek

December 6, 2018