If At First You Can't Get The Perfect Jump, Try And Try Again

Screencap via Rob Nygaard’s YouTube

The Chrysler K-Car was a miserable platform that is perhaps best known today for being the bane of some 24 Hours of LeMons racers’ existence. “Reliant” it was not. So, why not try to jump it? Again and again and again and again?

This video maker knows what he has, would-be Craigslist lowballers. He has the epitome of 1980s reasonably-priced American luxury in the form of a 1981 Dodge Aries. There’s a field with a lump in it. He’s going to try and get some air. It’s an Air-es K, get it? Har har.


Problem is, this thing doesn’t seem to have enough power left to make a good jump. Fortunately, there’s plenty of field for them to get a running start and try, and try again. When they finally get a decent launch, it’s hard not to celebrate with them.

To say this ends poorly would be the understatement of the year in this case. Crusher fans rejoice, for you get a glimpse of the baby blue Aries’ final resting place. Rust in peace, dear K-Car, and may you fly higher to Valhalla all shi—well, grimy and unclean.

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Stef Schrader

Contributor, Jalopnik. 1984 "Porschelump" 944 race car, 1971 Volkswagen 411 race car, 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.