A world record for car-jumping has been claimed in France.
LONG VIEW Officials standing on track at Montlery
CU Poster on car windscreen, reading: "Sunny"
SV Fire extinguishers and fire attendants
GV Car driving along track knocking down wooden towers with people perched on top, as crowd looks on (2 shots)
GV Car smashing into row of cars, damaged cars, PAN TO Driver being carried away by utility (2 shots)
GV Car driving up ramp smashing into two cars at top of ramp and coming to rest on pile of other cars, driver taken away by attendants (2 shots)
GV Of car driving up to ramp, igniting and crashing into pile of other cars
GV Fire engine
GV Of car, attempting longest car-jump record, leaving ramp, flying through the air, somersaulting coming to rest on pile of other cars
SPORT: CAR JUMPING
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Background: A world record for car-jumping has been claimed in France. At the Montlery course, 40 kilometres south of Paris, on Sunday (12 October) Daluz Mario drove his car up a ramp and over a row of cars to a distance of 64 metres, 95 centimetres. Before the car-jumping event there were numerous feats performed on the track for the benefit of the crowd.
SYNOPSIS: While preparations were made for the attempt on the world record for the longest car-jump, the crowd saw a demonstration which combined acrobatic and car-driving skills. It also demonstrated the art of the stuntman.
24-year-old Daniel Fabien was the next to thrill the crowd with this four car crash. Fabien survived the event to become the world-record holder for the stunt.
Another spectacular event was an attempt on the world car high-jump record. Francis Baclet cleared six cars before his vehicle came to rest.
Baclet survived the event and was quickly recovered by attendants. Perhaps the only hint of danger became apparent when a car taking part in the contest caught fire while leaving the ramp.
The highlight came with Daluz Mario's successful long-jump. Apart from somersaulting, his jump was seven metres better than the previous world best.