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Video of the Day: Alaska’s ‘rodeo with metal’

Junkers are flown off the cliff on Fourth of July


Warning: Don’t try this at home!

Since 2005, residents of Glacier View, Alaska, near the Matanuska Glacier, have celebrated the Fourth of July with the typical picnics, parade and even flying cars.

But airplanes aren’t the only things that fly on the Glacier View Fourth. 

So do junker cars.

“Any little kid’s dream is to roll a rock down a hill,” said Dustin Hrncir. “This is times 10.”

And good citizens that they are, the residents clean up the debris after the flying if finished.

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.



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