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Jimmy “The Flying Greek” Koufos attempts world record bus jump

Submitted by on March 8, 2010

Jimmy the flying greekIt’s always good to have a laugh, and I nearly fell off my chair with the sheer absurdity of this crazy feat.

Watch in amazement at this hilarious footage of Jimmy “The Flying Greek” Koufos, as he attempts to jump his 5.5 ton bus over 20 motorcycles as part of the pre show hype at a NASCAR Busch race in 1980.

When being interviewed, Jimmy explains he had a physicist help work out the maths to safely complete the jump. He later reveals that the physicist is in fact his father in-law. Jimmy explains ” I hope my father in law loves me as he figured all this out for me.”

Guest commentator and NASCAR legend Cale Yarborough says what everyone else at the track must have been thinking. ” I’ll tell you the truth. I wouldn’t get out of the electric chair to get in that bus right now”

Gold, pure gold.

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