QOTD: Will Gymkhana Cross the Line?

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Earlier today we ran our " video of the week" and it was about Travis Pastrana's recent rip-roaring run across Florida -- all tailor-made for YouTube.

Naturally, I have to wonder if someday someone will get hurt doing this. Yes, there's a lot of money involved here, and I assume that safety is a huge priority -- and having a lot of money on hand sure helps to ensure safety -- but at some point, a line may be crossed or something may simply go wrong.

What say you, B and B? Is this sort of thing harmless, safe entertainment or is it pushing too far?

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Roadscholar Roadscholar on Dec 08, 2022

    Safety, shmafety....I love it.

  • FreedMike FreedMike on Dec 08, 2022

    The roads were closed down and the stunts were done by pros. All good by me.

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    • Jeanbaptiste Jeanbaptiste on Dec 09, 2022

      Yup. Everyone knows the risks.

  • TDIGuy TDIGuy on Dec 13, 2022

    The problem is not the pros, it's the idiots who try and copy what the pros are doing in these staged and edited videos.