September 14, 2010
April 30, 2010
Car Culture At Large
Cool little video clip of Travis Pastrana his Subaru driving to victory during the 2010 Olympus Rally last weekend in Washington. Looks like a fantastic time.
By Mike Garrett
January 4, 2010
In an amazing showing of bowling-ball sized stones, 26-year-old Travis Pastrana set the world record for a rally car jump on New Year’s Eve, flying his Subaru 269 feet over water and landing on a barge in the harbor of Long Beach, California. The record blew away the old one set by Ken Block at 171 feet. Pastrana had to throw the car sideways and slam it against a wall at the end of the barge to stop the car, as he said the ramp was slick with dew.
This has to be seen. Read a good story here at ESPN.com.
July 31, 2009
By John Naderi
Home Depot Center hosted the qualifying today for the X Games Rally Super Special. Because the FMX Super X configuration holds court in the arena until Saturday night Rally qualifying was confined to the outer perimeter tarmac section. To no one’s surprise it was an all STI/Fiesta battle. However what was surprising was that the Fiestas dominated taking three of the top four spots. Indy 500 winner and IRL Champion Kenny Brack put the Olsbergs MSE Ford in the top spot but it was only good enough for 5th place on the grid. Hit the jump to see why and you can also see more pictures as well as our video of Kenny previewing X.
May 21, 2009
Rally racing is cool stuff with cars flying through the air and hurtling over all sorts of terrain at high rates of speed. This particular car happens to be driven by the crazy nut Travis Pastrana. Travis apparently hits an undulation in the road incorrectly and launches this car into a series of rolls like we have never seen before.
The in-car cuts are wild. Note that the driver and co-driver are talking to each other before they even stop rolling. We can only guess that the co-driver may have had some reservations about climbing into that car again.
Pastrana has literally jumped out of an airplane without a parachute so this may not rank that high up on his scale of death defying feats, but for mere mortals like us, it tops the charts.
May 7, 2008