There’s stunting, and then there’s stunting. Soaring through the air, doing a barrel roll or a flip, or generally just jumping canyons on a motorcycle, stunts are an integral part of the vehicular experience. Even if you don’t always stick the landing, the craziest is always the best.

Obviously, Evel Knievel is the once-and-always king of stunts. He brought the genre to the mainstream in a way that’d never been seen before, breaking damn near every bone in his body. And it was great.

But when you think about it, while his stunts were genre-defining, they weren’t really spectacular by today’s standards. He would just sorta jump things, and that was about it. It was a basic formula. Ride pretty quickly on a motorcycle, hit a ramp, fly, hopefully land it. But nowadays we’ve got barrel rolls and loops, fire and underwater extremes.

So what do you think is the craziest vehicular stunt of all time? Let us know in the comments below!

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