• Aug 5, 2010
Lowrider goes over – Click above to watch video after the jump

We'll admit that we're not exactly up-to-date on the rules or goals of a lowrider hop off. It's been awhile since we dusted off the Monte and threw down, but the last time we checked, flipping the car wasn't part of the plan. Unfortunately, the gentleman in the video after the jump must have missed that memo. In the quest for ever more height for his remote-controlled monstrosity, his Chevrolet goes shiny side down after a few epic bounces. Impressively enough, the car doesn't flip the easy way. Oh no. Instead of just rolling over and playing dead, the big coupe goes vertical before falling on its head.

After watching the car pancake itself, we're suddenly fans of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's new focus on rollover protection. Hit the jump to check out the video for yourself.

[Source: YouTube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      What a GM POS...talk about weak roof structure!
      • 4 Years Ago
      yawn
      • 4 Years Ago
      wow good camera work. the part that everybody's waiting for and he points the camera down.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "It's been awhile since we dusted off the Monte and threw down"

      LOL.......You earned your pay for this story............
      • 4 Years Ago
      Modifying a car to be able to "bounce" is one of the stupidest ideas ever.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Correct, different strokes for different folks. Unfortunately, some of those "strokes" make you a god &*^# idiot - such at the hobby in this video.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well, there are people who modify their cars to go fast for the sake of going fast, but then there are people who modify their cars and add blacked out tail lights, racing stripes, fart-can chrome-plated exhaust tips, etc. I stopped by Autozone to get an oil filter (all right, all right) and there were 2 kinds of cars there - POS riced out 20-year-old beaters with rims and subs in the trunk and a couple 'yuppy' cars (basically, single-just-graduated-male-with-money cars) like a tinted STI, tinted G37, mega-tinted charger. I felt out of place, need to get myself a WRX and tint the hell out of it. Basically, some people do things to enjoy them and some people do things to show off.

        Yeah, cool story, bro.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's no different than spending money to make your car fast, or spending money to have a guitar owned by Eddie Van Halen, or anything like that.
        You spend your money where it makes you happy. It can't bring happiness, but you can certainly enjoy what you do with it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        So does modifying your car to go fast. We're all stupid idiots for doing it, because we still have to follow speed limits right?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Aman, amani, and francis.

        I have to agree with andre and wheresjohn.

        Here's why, when you make your car faster, you modify it to do something it already does, but to do it better.

        These morons take the engine and trans out to make it bounce around.
        What exactly does that have to do with an automotive hobby?

        Once you remove the things that make a car, a car, you are no longer an enthusiast. You are just a jackass.

        • 4 Years Ago
        different strokes for different folks, buddy.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I've always wanted to see someone do this with a new VW bug. Want to see the thing roll clear over.
      • 4 Years Ago
      i'm fairly certain they meant to do that
        • 4 Years Ago
        The guy with the remote drops it and bro-hugs his teammates when they car flips. They definitely wanted to flip the car.

        But boy does that roof just crumple.
        • 4 Years Ago
        +1

        I'm thinking the same thing. You know, given that there's no one at the switches inside, the pivot point in the rear, etc.

        Kind of funny to watch. False advertising, though. I was hoping for, "oh, the humanity!" But got, "oh rly?" instead.
      • 4 Years Ago
      -> Wow, they're actually happy for it! Congratulating the people involved! Oh well, to each its own.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, good job. You have showed yourself to be the most ignorant moron on this website. I'm surprised I didn't see you type the N-word. At least you have SOME, not much, redeeming qualities.

      How old are you? 12? Ebaums called, they want you back in their comment section.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I especially like how the camera man managed to stand exactly in the spot that keeps you from seeing what's going on with the suspension, then pans away right at the moment of tipping.

      Useless.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice roof structure...
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm guessing that they de-enforced the roof. For effect.
        • 4 Years Ago
        My thoughts exactly... the first thing that popped into my head was "So that's why NHTSA mandated rollover standards!"
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, that came to mind. That thing was flat as a pancake.

        And then secondly, i am reminded of darwin's theory of evolution, LOL
      • 4 Years Ago
      Weak. My car turns into Optimus Prime, talks and can climb buildings all while playing Gin and Juice.
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