Reaction vids certainly aren't in short supply. Whether it's a mom screaming her head off during a hot lap of Laguna Seca, a little boy freaking out over the silent rush of acceleration in a Tesla Roadster, or a wife screaming expletives at her husband in Italian during a Sunday spin in a Honda Civic Type-R, these candid-camera-style videos are usually good for a few laughs.

More recently, the meme has been slathered with sex appeal to attract even more eyeballs. There's this well-known example, plus someone on YouTube who just has pretty girls ride shotgun as he takes them for a ride.

We like it best when the passenger's reaction is honest and unscripted, though. Like this example, in which a son takes his father for a ride in his pride and joy: a 530-horsepower Toyota MR2. Shot back in 2010, it's not new, but we'd never seen it before and still get a kick out of the father's response.

Take a trip with Dad after the jump to see for yourself.


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      lazy penguin
      • 3 Years Ago
      People really need to learn to turn their phones sideways when taking video.
      NathanZ
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hell my dad would...would crap his pants...then he would go....wait that's it?.....now my turn...and i'll show you young whipper snapper how to drive!!!!!
      tritonstrategies
      • 3 Years Ago
      They need to ban skinny video. Damn cell phones.
      KGenesis
      • 3 Years Ago
      "... it'll make the water just roll off... (engine revs up and the car starts to pull)... HOLY ****!"
      waetherman
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think the dad is actually pretty cool - my dad would have freaked out and demanded to be released from the car instead of the very collected response of "I have to say, I'm concerned..." that this dad had.
      Pat
      • 3 Years Ago
      I fail to understand why this is on Autoblog ... it's a badly shot video using a cell phone where all we "hear" is car accelerating and a disapproving father. we don't see the car, we learn nothing about the car ... except that is makes noise when it accellerates and that it has a manual sunroof. Autoblog's tagline is "we obsessively cover the auto industry" --not seeing the industry bit there!
        NewFocus
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Pat
        Thanks there "Fun Police" for reminding Autoblog of it's proper mission....
        kevsflanagan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Pat
        This is legit news since most local news stations decide to cover random stupid crap nowadays also. They call them oh what was it.. oh yes.. a "Human Interest Story". This is similar if you will but funnier.
        Edward Ellsworth
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Pat
        In the "new media" universe, this kind of crap shares equal billing with legitimate articles written by professional journalists. Of course, in the brave new world, a lot of reporters are young kids who are more tech-savvy than... well, anything else really. They're certainly not professional-grade writers and reporters, but then "new media" pays peanuts - and is robbing the pros in old print media of their means of making a living.
          Noah
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Edward Ellsworth
          Me going out and creating awesome content that people want to watch is called innovation. Vying for the same eyeballs as a traditional print media reporter is not "robbing" you of anything, Edward. Now, stealing your content and putting it online would be robbing you, however... but that's not what we're talking about.
        sampson
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Pat
        oh god, come on man...
      Kris
      • 3 Years Ago
      Exactly like my mother's reaction to my car. Big mistake to do that in front of her, now every time I'm traveling she thinks I'm going to die. My plan is the get a new car soon and tell her the new one is very, very slow. I hope it works!
      Alex Butti
      • 3 Years Ago
      Haha, that was a good laugh.
      Cruising
      • 3 Years Ago
      Parental response in these types of situations seems to be universal, you don't even have to have a powerful car. Gun the family sedan a little bit and my mom freaks the hell out, holding onto to overhead handle and yelling to slow down.
        AndyMidd
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Cruising
        Maybe it's not the speed, its that your mother just doesn't trust your driving skills :)
          Cruising
          • 3 Years Ago
          @AndyMidd
          My mother does not even drive. lol
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Cruising
        True. I turned into our neighborhood, it had recently snowed, and I gave 1/2 throttle (in something with less than 130hp) to try spin the fronts and my dad's reaction? Hit me on the head and threaten to take away GT5, which I hadnt played in a month but was *clearly* the reason behind my fleeting desire to break traction.
        chris
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Cruising
        Exactly, and this was basically what mikemaj82 was trying to say below.
      BlackDynamiteOn
      • 3 Years Ago
      When speed scares you, as a man, you're officially OLD! BD
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      mikemaj82
      • 3 Years Ago
      please, when I took my parents for a ride in my G6 GTP they reacted the same way.
        miketim1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mikemaj82
        The difference is... your G6 doesn't pull no where as hard as this MR2.. (faceplam)
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