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…Travis Pastrana can fly?

Travis Pastrana Parachute

Because jumping motorcycles and rally racing isn’t enough, Travis Pastrana tries to find new ways to die in his latest video, called Thrillbillies.

In the photo above, you can see him 12,500 feet above the ground without a parachute. Instead, Travis jumped with sunglasses, board shorts, and a can of Red Bull.

What more could you need, right?

Oh yeah…A parachute.

During the dive, Travis’ three jumping partners attached their parachute to the harness that he was wearing underneath his shorts, and parachuted everyone safely to the ground.

[EXPN – Plane Loco Slideshow]

[Via: Spluch]

…DYH will miss Colin McRae?

The motorsports world lost an icon today, when rally legend Colin McRae was killed after a helicopter that he was piloting crashed, killing both Colin and his five year-old son.

RIP Colin, you will be missed.

[Times Online]

…Rally crashes are crazy?

Though it’s fun watching rally cars careen around a track, clipping apexes and sliding through the impossible with a grace and a style that few can master, the real fun of watching rally cars, and probably the reason that most people watch, are the crashes. When it all goes so wrong is when watching goes so right. The crashing, the smashing, and sometimes the falling are all just a split second and a missed decision away, and that’s what keeps it interesting. This crash takes the cake though. I’ll bet the driver of the Peugeot wrote one heck of a thank you to the guy who welded in his safety cage.

[Via: Jalopnik]

…Volkswagens are tough?

Job I wish I had: Volkswagen durability driver. These guys get paid to do rally style jumps in Volkswagen vans and speed bump smashes in Volkswagen beetles, and then they get to drive home in their unjumped and unsmashed cars afterwards. If anyone would like to pay me to jump and smash their car for them, my services are definitely for hire.

[Via: Jalopnik]