Autocrossing a car takes cool nerves and a lot of focus, which makes this particular stunt even more impressive. You see, as Jake Wile pilots his BMW into the course of cones during a recent BMW Car Club of America event in Boston, he knows that he is just a few turns and slaloms away from one of the most nerve-racking moments of a man's life: proposing to his girlfriend.

With Maggie, his girlfriend/co-driver, riding shotgun, Jake does a great job carving up the course before doing a little showboating with a handbrake power slide followed by a donut. After taking off his helmet, racing harness and steering wheel, Jake somehow managed to position himself on his knees inside the car where he was able to ask Maggie to marry him. As you can see in the picture above, she said "yes." Scroll down to watch what has to be one of the best proposals of all time – for car lovers anyway.


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      groingo
      • 2 Years Ago
      The best and most real thing I have seen on the net, congrats to you both with many happy returns!
      fabulous71
      • 2 Years Ago
      That was AWESOME. Even my non car-guy gf thought it was very cool. May you have many more track days and autocross events in your future with the 'keeper' co-driver.
      Andrew
      • 2 Years Ago
      "um.....can i have the wheel back?" hahahahaha
        andy_george
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andrew
        You won't be needing the wheel, because for the rest of your life, she'll be in control:) And if she's anything like my wife, you'll never regret it! Congrats!! Which autocross event will be the honeymoon??;)
      v6sonoma
      • 2 Years Ago
      Pretty awesome. Best of luck to them both. =)
      mahalo5000
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like her too, Jake. Good choice!
      William
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's freaking awesome!
      jdavis6938
      • 2 Years Ago
      i saw bush
      srf42
      • 2 Years Ago
      What an awesome way to propose. Congrats you two.
      jakewile
      • 2 Years Ago
      Jeff, you wrote one of the best descriptions i have seen so far. It was the happiest day of my life this far. Thanks for such a great article. -jake wile.
      Radwon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Huh, no gay marriage? How is this even news? ;)
      hariymonk
      • 2 Years Ago
      An autocrosser autocrosses for a proposal. Sweet but not very creative. I still like it though.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @hariymonk
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        m_2012
        • 2 Years Ago
        @hariymonk
        Said the 40 year old virgin.
      Ekow Mensah
      • 2 Years Ago
      um the parking brake is now warping those rotors..
        G_Rock
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ekow Mensah
        Not only is joaocabrao correct but there is no such thing as a "warped rotor". Pad material can transfer into the pores of the rotor but it won't "warp".
          m_2012
          • 2 Years Ago
          @G_Rock
          warped - excessive run-out, same difference. If you have never had warped rotors, you haven't driven them hard enough. I don't know where you kids come up with these things (no warped rotors, better fuel economy as I drive faster, torque has nothing to do with horsepower), but you need to knock it off on car forums. Rotors warp all the time. And yes, you can easily warp and ruin a rotor by applying the parking brake. I have seen it too many times. You can even fracture the rotor with the parking brake. Drum style e-brakes help for sure.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @G_Rock
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