Terrifying moment Mexican Hoon Cartel take over a busy Australian highway doing burnouts as they hold the government to ransom saying their wild stunts will continue unless their demands are met
- Mexican Hoon Cartel posted footage of ‘drifting’ Brisbane’s Gateway Bridge
- Group has been criticised for endangering themselves and others in wild stunts
- Notorious gang demands Queensland government provide local burnout tracks
- Police have warned vehicles used for dangerous hooning could be impounded
A gang of hoons have been slammed for endangering the public by performing dangerous stunts on major roads for clout on social media.
The notorious rev-heads shared footage of several daredevil drivers doing burnouts on the Gateway Bridge in Brisbane’s eastern suburbs on Wednesday.
The Mexican Hoon Cartel have been criticised by police for putting themselves and others at risk by performing wild stunts at break-neck speeds.
But the group has responded to the backlash by demanding Queensland’s state government provide more local burnout and drifting tracks for car lovers.
In terrifying footage recorded on Brisbane’s Gateway Bridge a car sways across four lanes of traffic while proudly hanging a Mexican flag out the passenger window (pictured)
In terrifying footage recorded on the major bridge, a car sways across four lanes of traffic while proudly hanging a Mexican flag out the passenger window.
Flames are seen shooting out of the exhaust of another car in front as loud rap music plays in the background of the hair-raising clip.
Other videos show drivers in balaclavas burning rubber on suburban streets and industrial estates, leaving behind a tell-tale trail of black tyre marks.
The group is infamous for turning suburban roads into racetracks and regularly asks their social media followers to tell them where they should hoon next.
Senior Sergeant Donna Stewart from Queensland Police said she had ‘no doubt’ somebody would die after just one wrong move.
The group let their followers know they would be ‘drifting’ the Gateway Bridge in a new video
Other videos show drivers in balaclavas burning rubber on suburban streets and industrial estates, leaving behind a tell-tale trail of black tyre marks
THE MEXICAN HOON CARTEL’S DEMANDS:
1. More affordable and accessible venues such as drift tracks and burnout pads to be set up by state governments in hoon hotspot areas.
The group claims this will ‘reduce and potentially eliminate illegal driving behaviour on the streets’.
2. Police to focus on more serious crimes instead of hooning and the traffic offences that relate with such behaviour.
3. More relaxed laws for modifying vehicles
‘I don’t know what it is they’re compensating for, but clearly they have some needs that aren’t getting met some other way and they’re choosing to do this,’ she said.
The large album of videos uploaded to the group’s social media accounts will now be used as evidence as detectives work to track the drivers down.
‘We have the power to take vehicles,’ Sergeant Stewart told reporters. ‘We can impound those vehicles and never give those vehicles back to those drivers.’
The Mexican Hoon Cartel has a website where fellow hoon-enthusiasts can purchase air fresheners, balaclavas, face masks and stickers with their logo.
The group has started a petition asking for more affordable and accessible burnout tracks, which has received more than 12,000 signatures.
In a statement, the group said their passions for hooning are ‘constantly suppressed by the government and the media on a daily basis’.
‘They will lie and go to all ends to manipulate the people of Australia and create a false image of how bad and evil it is to be a so called ‘hoon’,’ it said.
‘We are still human beings and deserve a voice and to be considered by the government before they make their current irrational decisions on the topic of hooning.’
The group argued that if skateboarders were allowed skateparks, ‘rev-heads’ should be given an arena to safely play-out their passion.
Hoons have become a growing problem on the Gold Coast, with groups of enthusiasts in 2021 sparking a police crackdown.
The group is notorious for turning suburban roads into racetracks and regularly asks their social media followers to tell them where they should hoon next
The group has started a petition asking for more affordable and accessible burnout tracks, which has received more than 12,000 signatures (pictured)
The reckless driving can also lead to more serious offences such as evading police or speeding up to 45km/hour above the speed limit.
In January, a hoon unrelated to the group performed donuts outside a busy Queensland Police Station, with footage quickly going viral online.
The TikTok video shows the brazen hoon in a sedan doing a burnout past a parked police SUV on Hinze St at Southport on the Gold Coast.
A police officer can be seen emerging from the building after hearing the screech of the tyres before he disappears in thick smoke.
The large album of videos uploaded to the group’s social media accounts will now be used as evidence as detectives work to track the drivers down