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statick510

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:05:13 AM

After a century of hurtling fast cars over cliffs and off ramps, it's difficult to find something that hasn't been done, but could be with the right combination of machine and driver. This weekend, Mini managed to pull off just such a stunt thanks to a modified Mini Countryman John Cooper Works and rally racer Guerlain Chicherit — the world's first car backflip from a sitting ramp.
Other drivers have made successful backflips in vehicles before, and even more have screwed up attempting them. But previous attempts used some kind of movable ramp to ensure the car had the right motion before it went airborne. For Chicherit's attempt, the ramp was fixed in place, meaning all he had to do was hit it with the precise amount of speed and hope the Mini's heavily altered suspension could survive t
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drobbbb
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 10:52:47 PM

ok
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 10:38:51 PM

How do they come up with this stuff...,, I mean really?
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rcornel
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 7:57:29 PM

Interesting.
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naspa
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 1:13:44 PM

This is just a ridiculous post! What this has to do with the price of oil or energy in general?
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jimgraham
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 12:15:44 PM

A relatively soft landing.

Now - try it on rocks.. BIG rocks. LOL
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skempton
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:33:48 AM

Must be nice to be able to destroy cars with impunity.
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SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 8:52:41 AM

Saw it, good for him but I wasn't that impressed
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 8:32:24 AM

????
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sabre75
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 7:57:27 AM

Seen it. good waste of money time and possible lives.
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JDchefF
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 7:56:22 AM

Won't try it with my '95 Jeep Grand Cherokee!

And they complain about high gas prices over there and waste gas on this?
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 7:50:24 AM

Too much time on their hands.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 7:12:28 AM

Don't recommend trying this!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 7:11:35 AM

Evel Knievel would be proud.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 7:05:16 AM

Wonder how much the stunt cost them?
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 7:00:49 AM

k
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el_fr
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 6:54:09 AM

A little light news
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 6:36:55 AM

gas is $3.77 here
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daequitz
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 6:34:02 AM

Let's see ya do that in a loaded big rig.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 6:31:03 AM

Wow!
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 6:13:11 AM

I'll post for points on this non gas price related topic. Sounds like a plan to me.

Saw it on on TV, wonder what the undercarriage looked like after...
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 6:02:45 AM

I'll post for points on this non gas price related topic.
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yardslave
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 5:58:24 AM

I do one every day on the way to work....
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LauraLea5
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 5:27:52 AM

Great, until somebody gets killed....
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 5:20:25 AM

Not for me to try.
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pscamp
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 5:06:46 AM

Really??
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:22:38 AM

will NOT try this in my Cooper 'S'.........
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