A gang of drivers known for terrorising neighbourhoods with dangerous driving have said they won’t stop treating streets like racetracks unless the government builds a burnout facility for them.
The Mexican Hoon Cartel on Queensland’s Gold Coast said they want the state government to build and pay for a concrete skid pad that doesn’t charge entry fees.
The group said 90 per cent of their members would stop drifting – where a driver spins the rear wheels while taking a corner – on suburban roads if a designated location was available.
‘Would you rather us cause havoc on public streets like we have been doing for years?’ A Mexican Hoon Cartel member told the Gold Coast Bulletin.
The Mexican Hoon Cartel on the Gold Coast in Queensland want the government to pay for and build them a concrete skid pan so they can do burnouts away from suburban streets (pictured: A ‘cartel’ member posing on top of a police car)
The gang said 90 per cent of their members would stop drifting on suburban roads if a designated location was available (pictured – a still from a Mexican Hoon Cartel video of a car performing a burnout)
The ‘cartel’ leader said they would not stop drifting illegally until the state government gives them what they want.
‘All we want is an easy access affordable drift/burnout venue so we can safely perform our passions and not feel like we are just gold mines for police state revenue,’ the gang member said.
One member of the group said they believed their actions weren’t dangerous as they haven’t hurt or killed anyone.
‘It’s only dangerous if people don’t know what they’re doing. The average person wouldn’t have a clue what to do if their car went sideways,’ the cartel member said.
The gang shares boastful videos on social media showing members doing burnouts and performing other reckless manoeuvres on the city’s roads.
One shows a driver drifting in the rain at high speed with one hand on the steering wheel while holding a burrito in the other.
‘Coming for your driveway, coming for your street, coming for your culdesac, coming for your hate, report on us and we’ll flood your street,’ warns another post.
One member of the group said they believed their actions weren’t dangerous as they haven’t hurt or killed anyone
The cartel share boastful videos on social media which show members doing burnouts and performing other reckless manoeuvres on the city’s roads
Another video shows one member performing doughnuts and drifting on a quiet suburban street at 6am.
The group’s latest video shows one of their members drifting on a highway and through roundabouts in the middle of the night.
The Mexican flag is shown on every video and members occasionally wave the country’s flag while posing for photos.
Queensland Police targeted the group in a series of dawn rains in August 2018.
Police swooped on two Gilston homes west of the Gold Coast and arrested two alleged ringleaders of the group, both aged 18.
Officers seized 14 knives, as well as a stockpile of tyres allegedly stolen from a Bob Jane T Mart and used to perform dangerous stunts on suburban streets.