Who Is The Patron Saint of Hoonage?

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Commenter sixt9coug poses a question we've all considered, but has never been asked in QOTD form: who comes to mind when you think of madcap adventures and superhuman vehicle control? Who is the patron saint of hoonage?

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Way back in the late '70s (ok, it was 2007), we tagged the late, great Evel Knievel with that title. Were we wrong?

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Jonathan Harper

Easily Travis Pastrana.

Not only is he certifiably insane when it comes to stunts on motorized vehicles, but he's also a genuinely cool dude.

Watch Nitro Circus and tell me I'm wrong.

Pastrana holds both world records in the longest ramp-t0-ramp car jump (269 ft) and the fastest ascent of Mt. Washington in a car (6:20)

Definition of Hoon if you ask me.