TTAC Video of the Week: 1920s-Era Car Jumps Over a House

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Presented, for your afternoon amusement, a video in which a 1920s-era automobile jumps a house, with fairly predictable results.

There's not much detail in this short and silent clip, or in its description. I don't know why this stunt is happening, where (other than somewhere in America), or exactly when it's taking place. I can't even tell what kind of car it is -- my knowledge of car models tends to be better suited to this decade of the '20s, not the 1920s.

I'll give a hat tip to the great writer Charles Pierce for this -- he linked it on his Esquire blog. Beyond that, just sit back and bear witness as the car lands exactly how you think it would.

Hey, at least it cleared the house. That's more than I can say for legislation these days. Hey-o!

[Image: Screenshot]

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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 He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and 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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