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Quad Backflipping into History


This may be the coolest thing done on two wheels in years. New Zealand BMX rider Jed Mildon recently became the very first BMX rider to complete a quad backflip. The 29-year-old adrenaline junkie is a member of Nitro Circus, a "crew full of action sports enthusiasts in search of the biggest, baddest, and craziest stunts" according to the group's YouTube page.

Photo: NitroCircus

After nine months of working on the rotation technique and landing on a giant airbag, Mildon took to a 21 foot ramp and let it fly. Million is no stranger to taking things to the next level- he was the first to land the triple flip in 2011- but this jaw-dropping trick surpasses that on every level. Check out the video of the incredible feat (and a few gruesome attempts) below. 

To read the complete interview with Mildon click here.

Want more crazy things you can do on a set of wheels? Well, how about turning four of them into an unconventional ice cream truck... 

Side-Wheelying into the Record Books


Since 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed has been the place to be for epic car stunts and hillclimbs. The 1.16 mile track in West Sussex, England is the birthplace of jaw-dropping world records-- and this year was no different.

Stunt driver Terry Grant challenged his four-year-old Guinness World Record for the quickest mile driven on two wheels. The old record that stood at 2 minutes and 55 seconds was completely annihilated. Clocking an average speed of 30mph, Grant hit the mile mark in just 2 minutes and 10 seconds, navigating nine turns and a 300-foot elevation change. 

The record-setting ride was Grant's first attempt of the day. He six scheduled trials just in case, but clearly didn't need them. His Nissan Juke RS Nismo wiggled here and there but maintained remarkable balance. Check out the incredible feat below.

Grant, who currently holds 20 World Records, commented on his performance post-climb: "To break [the record] by so much on my first attempt was a great way to kick off the weekend and I’m looking forward to seeing if I can go faster".

If you want to go faster than 30mph, check out some Corvette speed secrets brought to you by Ray Evernham and the Americarna crew. 

Van Party of Two


It may be America's birthday today, but check out this hysterical birthday video that's gone viral. In less than a week it boasts 450,000 views.

The video has gained worldwide traction prompting the creator, Chris Daines, to change his name on YouTube from Bludgeoned Guitarist to The Double D's (the other party-goer is Daines's brother Paul).

The Cambridge, UK resident posted a short statement on his page about his recent fame: "I made an innocent video for me and my brother's own enjoyment, not realising that it would go viral and reach out to millions across the world I've been blown away". According to Daines's Facebook page, the brother duo has signed a licensing contract with Defy Media, who will feature the video on television advertisements. Perhaps someone should throw the brothers a party...

Have you ever hosted a celebratory bash for your set of wheels? Tell us your story and maybe you can go viral too!

Sideswiped by a rock? No, THE Rock.


As Augie Bridges of Wakefield, Mass. crossed the street to assess the new damage to his left side view mirror, he immediately came face to face with the culprit. Bridges’s mirror had been smashed a rock. It wasn’t just any rock, however. International superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson accidentally caused the damage while driving to a movie set nearby. The San Andreas and Furious 7 star claimed via an Instagram post that he was distracted behind the wheel due to blasting music and his subsequent “one man dance party”.
Johnson, channeling his action-movie macho, whipped his truck around and rushed back to the scene. He attempted to present his registration and insurance information, but Bridges was too starstruck by the shear size of the former professional wrestler to engage. After a breath of silence, Bridges broke out laughing.
“Wow, this is gonna be an awesome story,” said Bridges to Johnson, who stands at hulking 6’5''. The two, according to Johnson, stood in the street “laughing like two ol’ crazy buddies”. 
The Rock & Augie
Instagram: therock

In the days following the incident, Johnson checked in on his unlikely pal. Bridges refused to accept any payment from the megastar and fixed the mirror himself. Johnson called out Bridges on his Instagram account for being “so cool about the whole thing”. The post has over 500,000 likes and 6,500 comments. For Bridges, the story of a lifetime set in the small Boston suburb is enough compensation.
As a star in the Fast and Furious franchise, Johnson has had the opportunity to sit behind the wheel of some of the world's most drool-worthy vehicles. Check out Rick Hendrick gush over his favorite iconic movie car the "Mello Yellow" from Days of Thunder on Velocity's AmeriCarna. 


Racing Porsches


Racing Porsches

by Ken Visser

With Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans series about to start, I thought we would take a look at some special Porsches. As we will see, racing improves the breed.  (Continued below)

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I photographed this 1953 Porsche 550 Coupe at the Amelia Island Concours in 2007.

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