Flying Porsches And Rally Spectators

I found this on Jalopnik just now and blown away. First by the flying Porsche. It’s setup for a tarmac rally meaning slammed suspension which provides very little suspension travel. Yet the driver sends it over the crest anyway. The little Porsche flies pretty good. Then I notice the spectators. Standing in a ditch on the side of the road. No protection. No escape. And they are standing right in the landing zone of the jump. You couldn’t pay me enough to stand there.

According to Jalopnik, the video is from shakedown at the Rally de Ferrol earlier this year in Spain.

Bill Caswell is a self-taught racing driver, mechanic, and fabricator, and rose to internet fame taking a $500 Craigslist BMW to a World Rally Championship event in Mexico in March of 2010. His exploits have featured in places like ESPN Magazine, Grassroots Motorsports, NPR Radio, Wired.com and Jalopnik.com. A lifelong fan of rally and motorsport, Caswell famously believes nothing to be impossible.