Hanging with the homemade Baja Racer
Top Gear tackles a 75-foot jump in the Rally Fighter, a buggy conceived and built by the public
Posted: 15 Nov 2010
As we hang in the air, it's tempting to describe this as a leap of faith, as the car is still some way from being finished - its interior makes the wire-strewn time-travelling De Lorean in Back to the Future look neat and tidy. So to expect it to touch down without incident or fireball might initially seem unreasonable. But as this world's-first ride in the Rally Fighter is happening after a day of looking at the car and the whole unique business model that allows it to exist, I'm actually not too worried. Jay, as his friends and colleagues call him, has done his homework in the boardroom and out on the trails. It should land just fine...