Yeah, But Did You Wreck a Pontiac GTO Today?

June 10, 2008 GTO and Police Car GTO and Police Car

You could be a recruiter or a sales technician or an endocrinologist, but trust me when I say this is a job description you want: car wrecker.

While I'm down here in TCC's world headquarters in sunny Palo Alto, Gregg at was on hand to catch the filming of a stunt in downtown San Francisco. And I'm jealous because I've never sent a car into the air. I have been strapped to the hood of one that ran--twice--through a wall of fire, but that was less about fulfillment and more about being 24 years old. And dumb.

This looks like a lot more fun--helming a stunt car as it hurtles down a San Francisco street. "My buddy let me know about a stunt that was being filmed by the BBC on his street in San Francisco this afternoon," Gregg e-mailed us. The stunt was being filmed for an unknown commercial.

"The cars flew about 30 feet and caught about 9 feet of air," Gregg says, and we believe him, based on forensic evidence like the mushed nose of the Goat lookalike after the stunt ended.

We think maybe the Brits were trying to get the real, authentic feel of an American city by building an elaborate launch ramp on a hilly street and by using late-'60s lookalike cars to crash around like all American drivers do, but that's just a guess. Watch the YouTube video clip here, and see if you can catch up to the hubcap that blasts free at impact. We think it's still rolling around the Marina district somewhere.

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