The new 'bogan' baby reveal trend that has police warning new parents.

As I sat down this morning to get my daily dose of breakfast TV news, I was alerted to the following trend:

‘BURNOUT BABIES’, as Sunrise so aptly put it.

Just when I thought all ways to shockingly reveal your baby’s gender had been exhausted, these ‘burnout babies’ pop into existence.

In a video posted by Sydney Event Escorts, a car is shown pouring out blue smoke to celebrate the gender of a couple’s baby. Performed in a suburban street, with other cars parked along the side of the road, there are around 30 people cheering as the car warms itself up.

Despite the evident glee of the couple when they found out they were having a boy, their actions have been condemned by police.

“Traffic Highway Patrol has confirmed they are investigating this (incident on video),” a police spokesperson told

The original video posted on Facebook. Image via Channel 7.

Sydney Event Escorts have denied they organised the event, merely saying it was neighbours who performed it.


It begs the question: when does this end?

I thought it was kind of cute with a 'cutting the cake' ceremony or popping the balloon, but rallying whole families to burn out a car?

Maybe it's me.

Maybe it's the fact I appreciate my car merely for getting me from Point A to Point B (yes, I'm one of those people).

For the sake of your neighbours, and not getting a call from the police, it's probably best to steer away from these.