These Hosers Destroyed An Oldsmobile Alero So We Didn't Have To

The Oldsmobile Alero is all but the definition of a “regular car.” It’s bland. It’s inoffensive. It will get you from Point A to Point B just fine. It can also do burnouts and sweet jumps if you’re quite bored. SEND IT!

Our own David Tracy picked up one of these for just $1 and couldn’t bring himself to destroy it. It worked too well! It was too nice. It could be reliable transportation for a someone who needs it. I think it’s even growing on him, so it may be time to watch one get wrecked.

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Canadian rider Mark Freeman and his buddy Erik Jalbert didn’t have the same qualms about saving their relatively nice Alero. For whatever reason, this Alero was chosen to die. They sent it off the biggest jump on their property after a “gentle” warm-up that included one car-obscuring burnout and a gentle rip through the field. It was glorious.

The first attempt doesn’t go so well after the rock falls off the accelerator. But the second attempt? It’s beautiful. It flies like a bird. Nelly Furtado and Larry Enticer would both be proud. Bonus: it still ran (sort of).

These cars are clearly tougher than I ever expected. David’s $1 purchase should last him through the impending apocalypse, or at least for several sweet jumps.

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Stef Schrader

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