America was built on speed. Hot, nasty, badass speed. (Other countries do it too, we’ve heard.) But sometimes the speed brings us some truly unexpected moments. To say that it was hard to narrow this list down to a top 30 was an understatement. However, that’s just what we’ve done: here are the 30 craziest, least…
Matt Brabham certainly got knocked around a bit this weekend in his Stadium Super Truck, but nothing quite matched this incredible jump from Race 3 at the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit. How? What? Huuuuh? I don’t eve—how?
Ott Tänak had some epic jumps during the World Rally Championship’s Rally Poland — especially this romp through a forest crowd that took out the cameras that were just a little too close to the stage road. Come, let us adore them.
Watch motocross freestyle biker Ronnie Renner clearing 34 feet (10.36 meters) to win the Moto X Step Up—a bike high jump competition at the Summer X Games 2014 in Austin, Texas. It's amazing to see how high he got. According to Renner, the jump is really hard, especially the landing.
Ever wondered why they call them Flying Finns? Here's Mikko Hirvonen at Rally Finland to give you an idea. (H/T World Rally Blog!)
Watch this father as he jumps out of a moving car to save his baby daughter from being run over by other cars in this busy intersection of Wenzhou, a city in the east of China. It was quite the move.
The FAA lost contact with a Cessna 421 shortly before 9AM this morning. The pilot, it turns out, was unconscious, and the plane ultimately slammed into the Gulf of Mexico 135 miles off the coast of Florida. The pilot has been identified as Dr. Peter Hertzak.
There is a new version of Sand Flea, the amazing 11-pound radio-controlled car beast that can race and jump over buildings.
I don't know what the bike is, but the car is no less than a BMW E30 with a Skyline GT-R RB26 swap doing a wicked burnout while being jumped. It's the kind of mad collision of disparately awesome factors that make life worth living and Baseketball such a surprisingly funny movie.
"Hey Deiter, hold mein bier und watch this" is what we imagine the moron behind the wheel of this BMW X5 is saying before he attempts a very unsuccessful jump-to-barrel-roll stunt. That'll definitely leave a mark.
Unless you live under a rock, you saw Travis Pastrana ring in 2010 by launching his Subaru rally car 269 feet across Long Beach Harbor at 95 MPH. Now here's the jump in high-res time lapse and high-def video glory.
KITT's Turbo Boost is an awesome car feature, right? So, every box-crashing, Styrofoam rock-smashing Turbo Boost sequence ever, packed into one video must be the most awesome thing ever, right? It is.
Travis Pastrana, rally driver and motorcycle stuntman extraordinaire, has completed the world's first Hydrojump. The stunt consisted of mooring a ramp 110 feet from the shore in five-foot deep water. He then raced his motocross bike at the water in excess of 70mph, keeping the power on as he went feet wet. This was…
This nomination for Hoon Of The Leap Day is all about the graceful finish. Both drivers get some decent air on their backwoods jumps, but they don't stop there. While most hoons crash during the jump or upon landing, these guys added a bonus crash after the jump.
Warning: Mandatory NSFW language on the second video.
One of the odder special model pairings in Europe is the Renault Mégane and French sports magazine L'Equipe (French for The Team), which resulted in the cleverly named Renault Mégane L'Equipe. This advertisement demonstrates the best way to enjoy this advermerger as a Renault driver. Beau Saut! [Google Video]
A bit over six months ago, we ran a shot of Ken Block's 171-foot insane-o Subie-leap for the Stunt Junkies television programme. After watching this clip, we would not want to be the man's spine. Even if you've already caught the episode, this flight — exceeding the Wright Brothers' first powered trip into the air…
First of all, congrats to the red-eyed Kiwi Laser Leapers for winning last week's Hoon of the Week poll, with a landslide 51% of the votes. You boys continue to beat those survival odds, hear? Maybe Darwin was wrong!
We haven't seen too much of New Zealand in the Hoon of the Day entries, but let us not forget that the original hoons hailed from those islands! So we know we're in for some hoonage when we first spy these scruffy THC-enhanced gentlemen on the screen, and hoonage we get as they take a beater Ford Laser (a restyled…