Michael Ballaban
ballaban
Deputy Editor, Jalopnik. 2002 Lexus IS300 Sportcross.

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8/29/19
4:22 PM
15

Thank you very much for this. I have had a very difficult time getting myself to do anything the last couple weeks, so the encouragement is very much appreciated.

8/5/19
4:24 PM
5

Yeah, even with the parachute, his plane got harpooned and he mentioned in the video how lucky he was to be alive. Conventional forced landings amid a sea of trees like that don’t seem very forgiving.

8/5/19
3:26 PM
11

There’s this thing called hyperbole ;)

8/5/19
2:54 PM
25

That deep, it probably gets left there as a fun relic to found by hunters or deep woods hikers unless the guy himself puts together a costly retrieval.

8/5/19
2:41 PM
10

Ive driven the trans Labrador highway. Endless forests is an understatement

8/5/19
2:39 PM
11

Here is a video of the CAPS being deployed. Pretty awesome I think.

8/5/19
2:37 PM
72

From looking at his youtube comments, a couple of his rescuers had found his video and liked the documentation of the event.

No need to be negative and watching it you see he’s turning the camera on and off when he’s being instructed to do something, no harm whatsoever.

8/5/19
2:35 PM
57

I bet they were Just happy they were getting to help a live person instead of retrieving a corpse as many of there missions end up being.

8/5/19
2:23 PM
14

Not sure if i’ll ever find myself in this situation though I have to say the operation as a whole really is amazing.

Well rehearsed and went exactly to plan and can’t help but be impressed with this, great to see Matt making it out unharmed and what a great job all these servicemen did and do. 

8/5/19
2:14 PM
51

I saw the GIF of the C130 above the forest and I had flash backs to getting lectured on what to do in the case of a tree landing after jumping out of one. Also what to do if the C130 you are in is getting ready to crash and you have a parachute on. Which is Jump out and let the Air Force guys deal with the crash.

7/30/19
12:02 PM
61

Plus it was a Gumpert. WhoTF would admit to owning a “Gumpert”?

7/30/19
12:00 PM
21

I worked at a dealer when the SLR came out. We had one sit for a year and a half until we traded it to another dealer that was desperate for a white G63 we had. (obviously not a straight trade) 

7/30/19
11:55 AM
6

It was successful, I think. It was developed by Jaguar’s racing arm, and as such lived up to its billing as a race car you could drive on the street (in the UK, at least) if you wanted. It complied with Group C regs, in general, so it satisfied a niche market of buyers who wanted a Le Mans-style Jaguar for the road

7/30/19
11:46 AM
45

Let’s get a bit obscure here. I give you the Gumpert Apollo. It set the Top Gear track record, had a blazing twin turbo Audi V8, and looks that were umm, too German. It did so well that Gumpert declared bankruptcy because they had done everything they set out to do.

7/30/19
11:41 AM
27

Hennessy Venom? I guess they sold all they made, but didn’t they accept payment for many they didn’t actually deliver? Maybe this is more the company was a flop and not the car itself.