• Jan 24, 2008
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Thumbing through the last issue of 0-60, one of the car-guyiest car mags around, I turned the page and saw an image that stopped me cold. Mother of pearl, a Subaru rally car flying through the air at a snowboard park. How is that even possible? We've all seen imagery of airborne rally cars, but the cruising altitude is usually just a couple feet. These shots depict serious flight. General Lee, Bo and Luke Duke flight. $150,000 worth of machinery being treated as the Greatest. Snowmobile. Evar.

It turns out 0-60 contributor and driver extrodinaire Ken Block was behind the wheel of that car, flying off jumps intended for snowboarders with 3,000 pounds of machinery as part of the shoot for the DC Shoes production MTN.LAB 1.5. Hit the jump for more, and to see some of the jaw-dropping video.

[Source: 0-60]

Two days in New Zealand with cameras sprinkled about and helicopter fly-bys nets you a supremely well done video. Who hasn't wanted to be this antisocial with their car, too? There's plenty of scenes where the choreography between car and snowboarder is worthy of Busby Berkeley, but the kicker is the end. Huge ramp, huge landing ramp, too much speed. The result, great images, but a busted up rally car and a fractured vertebrae. Ouch. Check the video from 0-60 below, and there's three more at DC's website.



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      • 7 Years Ago
      "0-60, one of the car-guyiest car mags around."

      I guess you have to have friends working on the magazine to see it. For me this magazine is still terrible.
        • 7 Years Ago
        chacun à son goût - I dig it, and it has nothing to do with knowing anyone over there.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Would someone please tell me who wrote the music for this video?

      Are they the same as South Park?

      Thanks!
      • 7 Years Ago
      * This guys gets Truck Nuts of the Year Award!!!

      'Its all fun & games until somebody looses an eye'.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I've seen this guy in action and he's absolutely nuts! Always catching crazy air in that Subaru. He's the founder of DC Shoes... the guy must have balls the size of grapefruits. Wicked video.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Giant citrus balls would suck when you're strapped in with a submarine belt.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Would someone please tell me who wrote the music for this video?

      Are they the same as South Park?

      Thanks!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yes.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Primus, Jerry was a Racecar Driver.

        For further listening pleasure, check out Wynona's Big Brown Beaver as well.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That snow must be packed pretty tightly to be able to drive on it like that.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Reminds me of Evil Knievel. Evil could have used a dirt bike to do all of his amazing jumps, and it would have been easier, but he used a heavy Harley Davidson instead. This dude uses a Subaru, he could go WAY BIGGER in a Trophy Truck....
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is hardly recent news. I saw pictures of this in a snowboard magazine in December, they had a bunch of photos of snowboarders beside the car in mid-air.
        • 7 Years Ago
        heh, that was actually posted here in November already
        http://www.autoblog.com/2007/11/06/ken-block-jumps-his-subaru-wrx-sti-rally-car-in-the-snow-for-mag/
        video links were in the comments as well.
        cool, but still - maybe Dan should've 'used the search function' ;)
        • 7 Years Ago
        Apparently the mechanism where things are automatically removed from the internet after you view them has failed. Call the Geek Squad and see if they can straighten it out for you.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @Dan
        I was referring to the search function on autoblog, since the article sounds as if you didn't know you had a post on that already ;)
        That video sure is new and absolutely cool, but I guess many other regular readers might've wondered as well, why the article makes the event appear as if it were never mentioned here before :]
        • 7 Years Ago
        I thought I already saw this video linked at autoblog last month but it must have been somewhere else.
      • 7 Years Ago
      And that's why I drive a Subaru. :-p




      (Although I have yet to drive mine through a half-pipe!)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Copyright killed video star??? Can't see the video :(

      Anyways, this guy's got balls

      Hiro Nakamura: Flying Man!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      nICE! that was pretty sweet wish I would have been there to see it myself!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Friggin WOW.
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