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STRANGE BUT TRUE: Wisconsin Couple Crashes Clunkers for Entertainment

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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