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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H90cqD817SQ

loops been done, toyota hatchback no less.

I'm guessing that's the 5th gear stun special? Can't watch video at work but that's my guess since they used a Yaris. However that's a loop d loop (or is it loop-the-loop?)

What he's talking about is going that whatever speed a formula car gains more downforce than its weight. Take it in a tunnel and run it upside down and then run out of the tunnel and at least until the speed goes below that magic speed, the car will go up in the air. But that really wouldn't work since just letting off the brakes and coasting a F1 car experiences 1g (maybe it's a bit more) of decel from the drag alone.

Edit: it was the video. But watch for Safe Drives guy to come in and claim HANS creep on the video. But more that the guy didn't even have his belts tightened was the issue for his HANS sticking out. I remember when watching that video how nobody there seemed to know how to work a HANS device?
 

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In one of the Roger Moore 'James Bond' movies, they jump a car across water with the car doing a full rotation in air. IIRC, they really did that with no special affects, photo shop, etc.
From Wiki:
Featured in The Man with the Golden Gun.[4] Bond steals this red 1974 hatchback from an AMC dealership in Bangkok, Thailand. He makes his exit by crashing through the showroom window.[5] unknowing that Sheriff J.W. Pepper was in it looking to test drive it. A Hornet was also used for the famous twisting corkscrew aerial jump that was captured in just one filming sequence.[6] A special modified car performed the stunt with a lower stance and larger wheel wells (just as the Astro Spiral Javelin stunt cars that performed that same jump in AMC sponsored thrill shows) compared to the stock Hornet X model in all of its other appearances in the movie. Seven tests were performed in advance before the one jump performed by an uncredited British stuntman "Bumps" Williard for the film with six (or 8, depending on the source) cameras simultaneously rolling.[7] Two frogmen were positioned in the water, as well as an emergency vehicle and a crane were ready, but not needed. Data and computers at the Cornell University's aeronautics laboratory were used to calculate the stunt and specified 1,460.06 kilograms (3,219 lb) for the weight of car and driver, the exact angles and the 15.86-metre (52 ft) distance between the ramps, as well as the 64.36-kilometre-per-hour (40 mph) launch speed.[8]
 

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"This computer graphics was created in June 1971 at Calspan in Buffalo, NY as visual output from the Highway Vehicle Object Simulation Model (HVOSM) computer program. The HVOSM program was used to design a automobile stunt, The Astro Spiral Jump, conceived and created by Raymond R. McHenry, www.mchenrysoftware.com, via his HVOSM computer simulation model. The stunt was subsequently used in a travelling automobile stunt show and in the James Bond movie 'Man with the Golden Gun'."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX5ZZd_CMzs

About Calspan (here in Buffalo).
http://www.calspan.com/history.htm

Bill Milliken - 98 years old, raced 4wd cars in the 40's and is still going!
Long but worth it...
http://www.bentleypublishers.com/ludvigsen/aq-milliken-biography.htm
 

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In one of the Roger Moore 'James Bond' movies, they jump a car across water with the car doing a full rotation in air. IIRC, they really did that with no special affects, photo shop, etc.
From Wiki:
Featured in The Man with the Golden Gun.[4] Bond steals this red 1974 hatchback from an AMC dealership in Bangkok, Thailand. He makes his exit by crashing through the showroom window.[5] unknowing that Sheriff J.W. Pepper was in it looking to test drive it. A Hornet was also used for the famous twisting corkscrew aerial jump that was captured in just one filming sequence.[6] A special modified car performed the stunt with a lower stance and larger wheel wells (just as the Astro Spiral Javelin stunt cars that performed that same jump in AMC sponsored thrill shows) compared to the stock Hornet X model in all of its other appearances in the movie. Seven tests were performed in advance before the one jump performed by an uncredited British stuntman "Bumps" Williard for the film with six (or 8, depending on the source) cameras simultaneously rolling.[7] Two frogmen were positioned in the water, as well as an emergency vehicle and a crane were ready, but not needed. Data and computers at the Cornell University's aeronautics laboratory were used to calculate the stunt and specified 1,460.06 kilograms (3,219 lb) for the weight of car and driver, the exact angles and the 15.86-metre (52 ft) distance between the ramps, as well as the 64.36-kilometre-per-hour (40 mph) launch speed.[8]
Top Gear attempted to recreate this jump either last season or this season, i don't remember now.
Will try to find it on youtube once i get back home.
 

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woopty doo. Lets see someone grow some reproductive organs and set the record for distance jumping a farm tractor or something interesting.
 
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