• Nov 28, 2010
The Aussies prepare a special skateboard for Tony Hawk – Click above to watch video after the jump

Tony Hawk will be in attendance at the Telstra 500 V8 Supercar race in Sydney next weekend, where he'll demonstrate his undiminished skills on the Monster Vert Ramp. As part of his welcome to the Antipodes, the locals have built him a 'skateboard' powered by a 630-horsepower V8 Supercar engine. Unlike the race cars, with their fancy roll cages and steering wheels, Tony just gets a throttle and a panic button. We'd love to see him run the ramp with it, but we'll settle for him going just a little faster than the guy in the video after the jump. Hat tip to Allan

[Source: YouTube]






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      • 4 Years Ago
      First? Leave it to the Aussies to throw something like this together... and to Tony Hawk to ride it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        i'm gonna say it now because it's gonna happen

        TONY HAWK RIP.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm surprised they haven't tried this with a barbi.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I've seen this before, it was called the Neon SRT-4...
      • 4 Years Ago
      "our insurance covers this"
      i need to become an aussie, they get to have all the fun while still not having to worry about health and safety issues.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The hydraulic drive will certainly tame it, and prevent is from being a complete death wish. But also makes the 630hp a bit redundant.

      but cool anyways :)
      • 4 Years Ago
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      • 4 Years Ago
      Only 630 horsepower? Just wait for the VTEC to kick in!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      what engine is that?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I thought the Dodge Tomahawk was crazy. Does that thing even have brakes?
      sungseets
      • 4 Years Ago
      LOL, I wanna see him do a kick flip on that!
      • 4 Years Ago
      MoTeC EFI...Are you watching NASCAR?
      • 4 Years Ago
      630 hp being transmitted through a hydraulic drive that will manage 20 hp, at best. A beautiful mash-up of raw horsepower and horrid inefficiency... I like it! ;)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Clarkson should have done this with the Corvette engine skit he had awhile ago and the stig to do a powerlap on it
      • 4 Years Ago
      Can I have that intake manifold after he's wrecked it?
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