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There are few greater joys slightly off of this world than jumping a car. It’s an eerie silence once you’re in the air, suddenly devoid of the noise of your tires on the ground, or dirt and rocks getting flung up onto your car. For a second, you’re a spaceship pilot, floating above the sadness and woe of this world.

And here it is, an entire competition just for sweet automotive jumps. It’s the Jump Champs competition in California, and it’s everything I could ever want, with a massive jump competition right after an off-road time trial.

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Look at the suspension travel on some of these trucks and buggies. That’s a much softer landing than your average beater Subaru.