The World's Greatest Actor Meets The World's Greatest Short-Wheelbase Trucks

Jack Baruth
by Jack Baruth

As a teenager, I spent a fair amount of time at my local ghetto kung-fu school, punching people and being punched by people with no safety equipment beyond a set of mandatory “winter gloves”. It was fairly boring stuff, really, but it gave me a vague appreciation of the man known as “JCVD”. From Bloodsport all the way to the massively deconstructive yet strangely uplifting JCVD, the Belgian actor and martial artist has consistently delivered just the kind of stuff that 15-year-old brown belts want to see.

And now he’s delivered again.

Supposedly this is a video about Volvo trucks, but we all know it’s actually a video about our childhood. It’s not too late to live the dream, the commercial tells us. Jean-Claude is still out there doing it. And yeah, we all heard about the bouncer who supposedly beat him up. For the record, I don’t believe it.

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  • Shamwow Shamwow on Nov 14, 2013

    This Volvo steering exercise is quite a bit more interesting

  • Daiheadjai Daiheadjai on Nov 14, 2013

    Not bad, but Chuck Norris could've pushed the two trucks together to make a Miata

  • Healthy skeptic Healthy skeptic on Nov 14, 2013

    Pretty bad-ass, actually. If those trucks just got another 4 or 5 inches further apart, he would have been in for a world of hurt. (Although not as much hurt as if they met in the middle.) An impressive display not just of flexibility, but balance. Pretty impressive driving as well.

  • SkiD666 SkiD666 on Nov 15, 2013

    Can't wait to see the behind the scenes video to see how much safety equipment was digitally removed, it could make the stunt look even more impressive.