We can now safely say Rob Dyrdek is officially the first man on Earth to successfully kickflip a Chevrolet Sonic. The kickflip is, in effect, a barrel roll, wherein a skateboard performs a complete heels-to-Jesus 360. That's challenging enough when it's just your two legs standing between you and success. Throw in the mass of a B-segment hatchback and a whole separate set of challenges await. Chevrolet set up two corkscrew ramps for the stunt, and Dyrdek managed to vault the Sonic over a novelty-sized skateboard before crashing back down to Earth.

The video after the jump is brief, but entertaining in its own right. We're less impressed by the rotation of the Sonic than we are the spectrum of emotion that splays across Dyrdek's face – the latter of which we can't help but say reminds us of Jeff Daniels' facial contortions in Dumb and Dumber. Hit the jump to check out the hilarity for yourself.



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      • 3 Years Ago
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      Rotation
      • 3 Years Ago
      He seems genuinely surprised that the vehicle actually lands on its wheels. But he recovers from the shock quickly.
        Mchicha
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rotation
        Yes, at first it seems almost like he is in a state of panic
      Thomas
      • 3 Years Ago
      Actually two American Motors cars did this jump in the mid 1970's. The Javelin and Hornet and it was called the Astro Spiral Jump. One of the jumps can be seen in a James Bond movie The Man With The Golden Gun.
      two00mph
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is new? NOT! In 1972, Ray McHenry and his engineering team at Calspan created and patented a successful barrell-rolling ramp to ramp jump, the "Astro-Spiral". A reinforced AMC Javelin, and later a Hornet was the jump car. It toured the country as part Jay Milligan's "All-American thriull Show" before and after it was used for the Bond movie filming. For filmgoers, the stunt was ruined by the movie's director, who insisted on a mid-air camera cut. This gave the impression that the takeoff and landing were not one uninterrrupted sequence.
      Constitution Man007
      • 3 Years Ago
      The look on the drivers face was worth watching this old stunt redone.
      H. HEMPLEWECKER
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not new at all...been done many times before. I guess some folks will think it's never been done before because they'll believe anything if they read it on the internet.
      Dennis
      • 3 Years Ago
      What do you mean "Never seen a car do this before"? Stuntman Bumps Williard perfected this trick 40 years ago and did it in Jame Bond's The Man With The Golden Gun. I don't understand the writers on here, they don't even bother looking up anything before they say things like worst ever, biggest ever, longest ever, never before seen, never before done. It's just bad reporting.
        mlthed
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dennis
        Absolutely right, Dennis......bad research!
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Lawrence G
      • 3 Years Ago
      that was COOL !!
      mike edwards
      • 3 Years Ago
      thats an old stunt im from buffalo the guy who designed it did it for a james bond movie with a gremlimn
        Sirwil1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mike edwards
        yes !!!! this is not new!!! this hasbeen done!, I have seen the photos, the videos, I have the plans!!! buffalo is where it all started!!! give credit to the people who started it all!!!!!
      yellowberry3535
      • 3 Years Ago
      very interesting.
      PBS
      • 3 Years Ago
      The driver looked as though he was surprised to make it roof up. Ha!
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