Fireworks and a Fourth of July go together like, well, apple pie and America. And ...
Fireworks and a Fourth of July go together like, well, apple pie and America. And the big ones ain’t cheap, and it is hard to put on a good show with the bunch of Roman candles.
So the hunting lodge in Alaska came up with the solution that we at Legendaryspped believe should be adopted by people across the country in lieu of sparklers: Launching old, junked-up vehicles off the nearest 300-foot cliff. The signature drive starts on Monday.
A video posted to YouTube this week showcases this year’s festivities, it looks like everyone in Glacier View, Alaska turned out for a day-long event.
Organizer Arnie Hrncir explains that he wanted to do something special for a Fourth of July to bring people to his lodge, with fireworks out of the question, this was a next best thing he could think of.
Over the last 20 years, the display has evolved from the small gathering to the festival-like event that draws hundreds of people and raises money for the veterans.
Volunteers supply the vehicles, which are stripped down and launched off the 300-foot cliff with their throttles pinned using the home-built guide rail system.
The owners are also responsible for trucking a twisted remains home to avoid starting the junkyard in the landing zone.
If that all sounds like the lot of work for three seconds of hilarious destruction, it’s—but one look at the crowd’s reaction shows it is worth it.
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