Video: Flying Tires and The People Who Love Them

From the Only in Japan archives comes this classic comparo, wherein serious looking men in lab coats and gloves drop various tires from the top of a ski jump. Which tire will fly the longest? Which one will roll the furthest? Why are there people standing in the path of flying tires? Watch the video to find out!

Not car related enough for you? OK, I get it. Here’s some classic Top Gear action.

Happy jumping!


  1. Speaking of Japan. I’ll be going to the race in Suzuka in a few weeks. Hope to spot some truly odd cars on the streets.

    1. If you get to write a most subjective review of how it is to ride in the back of a V12 Toyota Century, I’d read that with pleasure. Have a nice trip!

  2. My 15-year-old daughter found this video a couple of months ago, and showed it to me. She was howling with laughter. I found it pretty entertaining, but not like she did.

  3. So the clear takeaway here is don’t waste your hard-earned money on an F1 tire for the tire jumping competition lest you be sorely disappointed by coming in dead last.

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