“Wild” 360 Degree Barrel Roll In A Truck

The other day, we shared with you the amazing video of Jean Claude Van Damme performing an epic split between two Volvo Trucks driving in reverse. Well, if you didn’t think that was wild, we have another amazing video that has also gone viral in the past few days. We feel obligated to share it since, well, it’s just plain awesome to watch.

In the video, TORC Series racer Adrian “The Wildman” Cenni is driving a bright orange, modified four wheel drive truck. The truck speeds up the ramp that is positioned on the dirt track, hitting its target and then flying through the air, then does a barrel roll before landing on the ground upright and in one piece. A barrel roll is usually reserved for planes (or James Bond flicks), as shown below, not trucks.

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The stunt, which was performed at the 2013 Tecate Score Baja 1000 in Mexico last Friday, apparently was the world’s first barrel roll in a truck. Check it out below, pretty amazing stuff. Oh, and don’t try this at home.

4 thoughts to ““Wild” 360 Degree Barrel Roll In A Truck”

  1. Aside from some daring driving, the barrel-roll is actually a considerable feat of engineering by the automotive genius William F. Milliken, who pioneered the stunt for the James Bond film, “The Man with the Golden Gun.” Milliken was an important aviation, automotive, and racing pioneer who lived an exciting life (Milliken’s Corner at Watkins Glen race course was named after him for rolling two different Bugatti race cars in the 1950s) including running the Pike’s Peak Hillclimb race several times, and dozens of pioneering SCCA races. He wrote the seminal book, “Race Car Vehicle Dynamics”He died a few years ago at 103 years, still engaged in automotive performance engineering. His autobiography “Equations of Motion” is a terrific and exciting read. Books available from Bentley Publishers.

    1. Hi Joshua,
      Thanks for stopping by the 1A Auto Blog. Bentley publishers makes a lot of great books, and I recently found out that we share the same state! I’m going to go visit their book store in the very near future now that I know that I can drive there!

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