The Dukes Of Hazzard You Are Not: Car Ramp Jump Fail

May 9, 2019

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This is a 360-degree video presented in not 360-degrees of a stunt car driver some dude trying to jump what appears to be an early 90's Geo Metro over a hill using a launch ramp in the post-apocalyptic wasteland. Think Mad Max with no budget. Unfortunately for this daredevil, the car doesn't make it, presumably because it was going about 100MPH too slow. Also, what's the deal with that 'Big Dick #21' car on the right side of the video? And where are #'s 1 - 20? Asking for a friend who's willing to try anything.

Keep going for the jump.

Thanks to Stu, who agrees the real reason he didn't make it was because there wasn't a pyrotechnics display when he hit the end of the ramp. That's key.

  • The_Wretched

    Fish eye lens? What did they film this on. Never mind, I'm sure the driver is find and doesn't need normally functioning ankles.

    Excellent example of the crumple zone, however.

  • Munihausen

    "What is this, Alabama Mad Max?"

    reads GW text

    This is why I come to Geekologie.com.

  • Tigerh8r

    He lost traction before he ever hit the ramp, not that it would have mattered other than changing the angle of impact. Love the guy in the bottom left who laughs his ass off and immediately starts tweeting...

  • Derek St. Gelais

    Half Send! ouch.

  • Konstantin

    What really makes me grind my teeth is that an average 8th-grader ought to be able to do the math on a ramp-jump. I don't expect an average one to know the formula off the top of their head, but that's what internet is for. Somebody could have, and probably should have, done the math and put a bit of sticky tape on the speedometer to where the needle should be.

  • Kaizer Chief

    Good job they put that mattress there for padding.

  • Jenness

    That looked like that really hurt

  • sizzlepants

    Skip to 25 seconds to see the idiot impale himself on the steering wheel.

    As for Big Dick #21 I'm guessing they run a demolition derby with scrap cars. 1 - 20 are in demo derby heaven.

    Says a lot about the crowd with how casually they walk up to a car afterwards with apparently two people (someone half pops out of the passenger window on impact) who pretty certainly need an ambulance.

  • Closet Nerd

    File under: Seemed like a good idea at the time

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