Every year at Thanksgiving, we go up to our ancestorial stomping grounds in Southeastern Kentucky for family, food and fun. And sometimes that fun involves blowing up a pumpkin with tannerite, an explosive substance that ignites when shot with a gun.
So when I saw the North Texas Viper club using tannerite to blow up a C4 Corvette, I had to share this even if it involves the death of Corvette at the hands of a rival club. Just a couple ounces of tannerite will completely blow the kingdom come out of a pumpkin so I can only imagine what a larger amount could do to America’s favorite sports car.
The video is short, but it looks like they were first trying to shoot the car with a .50 caliber machine gun with one shot costing $5 each. Hopefully, the money was going to charity! But the .50 cal by itself wasn’t enough to blow up the car so they brought in the tannerite. We don’t know how the tannerite was finally triggered but we can see the aftermath clearly:
A drone filming from about captures the fateful moment that that tannerite ignited and the result is a blown up Vette!