BURNING rubber attracted crowds in their thousands to Symmons Plains this weekend to inhale the excitement of Powercruise40.
The country's peak rolling car show attracted petrol-heads from across the state in a turnout that pleased event spokesman Gareth Ball.
``It was just an excellent weekend,'' Ball said, who estimated a crowd of about 3000 for the event's two days.
``We had 60 cars entered in our burnout competition, which is three times as many as last year.
``We christened the new burnout pad and it went down really, really well.
``More than 350 cars entered and the weather [yesterday] was just perfect once the rain cleared, and we had really, really strong crowds on Saturday too.
``All the finals were raced and won, we had no incidents on the track and everyone went home just as they arrived _ which is a good thing.''
Souped-up cars skidded around the track, demonstrating drifting, powerskids and off-street racing.
An hour of power event, a show 'n' shine and a Miss Powercruise competition added to the weekend.
A highlight of the event was the appearance by Summernats burnout masters Peter Grmusa and Michael ``Gup'' Gilbert.