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A strong desire to drive something off a cliff usually doesn’t end well, but the owners of a Turtle Lake, Wis., excavation company spun the urge into eight hours of entertainment for hundreds of people and walked away unscathed to boot.
Using a slew of remote-controlled, beat-up vehicles, Bob and Brett Moravitz of Moravitz Excavation launched cars, pickups and even campers and school buses off a ledge and into a gravel pit to the delight of 300 spectators on a recent weekend, KARE-TV reported.
“It’s a little redneck, but we love it, we accept it, we admit it and we enjoy it,” Brett told the TV station.
The event set the Moravitzes back about $1,300 for insurance, and spectators were happy to donate toward the cause.
“You don’t get to do this kind of stuff very often I mean, destruction of a car that really isn’t worth nothing anyway,” Bob said. “So let’s just wreck it.”
The remote control devices attached to the beaters controlled the throttle and steering, and the Moravitzes followed the vehicles down a runway on four-wheelers with controllers, getting the clunkers up to speed before they launched off a cliff and into the gravel.
A woman in the crowd dubbed the event “great family entertainment.” Another skipped her class reunion to witness the awe-inspiring event. Most agreed the day’s highlight was watching two school buses fly through the air before crashing to earth.
To read the full story from KARE-TV and watch video of the event, click HERE.