THE recently crowned 2017 Zimbabwe top spinner, Shannon “Spin King” Mayor of New Boyz crew will make a cameo appearance at the Mutare burnouts show slated for tomorrow (Saturday).
“Spin King”, the son of renowned veteran spinner Isaac “Fat Cat” Mayor, won the fifth edition of the Zimbabwe Auto Festival held last Wednesday at Harare’s Belgravia Sports Club.
For the first time, the outgoing top Zimbabwean spinner, Russell “Cici Boy” Chirindo of Ice Motors and veteran spinner, Isaac “Fat Cat” Mayor will go head-to-head in Mutare this Saturday at Raylton Club at the Mutare burnouts show.
Nassin “King Goofa” Ismail of Snap On crew will also have a cameo appearance, while on the local front, Clyde “CJ” Jani of CJ Motors and the promoter, Leon, will be guest spinners as well.
Ice Motors and Fat Cat Motors, both Harare-based crews, last performed back- to-back shows in the eastern border city in April at Raylton Club and Motoring Club respectively. Show promoters, Edward Fundira and Leon Nakhozwe, both confirmed the show and said it would be an epic experience for burnouts lovers in Mutare, pitting the best in the business in Zimbabwe spinning circles.
The adrenalin rush sport of spinning is an extreme entertainment motor sport usually orchestrated by professional drivers and stuntmen in a safely barricaded area. The idea in burnouts is to keep the vehicle stationary while spinning its wheels, causing the tyres to heat up and smoke due to friction.
In spinning competitions, which are fast becoming popular nationally, spinners perform various daring and entertaining stunts showing off their dexterity behind the steering wheel. The contestants are judged on crowd response.
Spokesperson for Ice Motors, Kuziwa “Boss Ice” Nkomo, said they would be using powerful stroked engines on their traditional BMW E30 Gusheshe rides and introducing new daredevil stunts never seen before.
It will also be a master versus student affair when Cici Boy, who has been professionally spinning for three years, clashes with Fat Cat, who has been professionally spinning for over 20 years.
Fundira, the BarCode proprietor and burnouts promoter, said the show would be unforgettable for fun lovers as it would be a great family day outing and later in the evening the BarCode DJs, Stylez, Cesh 263 and QU3 would rock revellers till late.
Leon said to add fun to the event the burnouts would host a pre-party at upmarket nightclub BarCode tonight to honour Fat Cat, who will be celebrating his belated 53rd birthday. “We will have a pre-party at No. 12, Murambi Drive which will be hosted by DJ QU3 with the after-party at BarCode.
“Fat Cat turns 53 (years) today, but we want to honour his illustrious spinning career, so we will have this pre-party bash,” said Leon.