Top Gear Fesitval - Johannesburg

24 Mar 2011

A completly unique and bespoke project for the Top Gear Live team, car bungee jumping was the brief

  1. Can it be done?
  2. In front of a live audience?
  3. In Johannesburg in a couple of months time?
  4. With a presenter in the car?

Roll forward to March 2011 and UK Bungee have designed and built a bespoke rig to hold the car, new bungee chords and completed a successful UK test.  The Top Gear Festival held at Kyalami Race Circuit South Africa is the biggest gathering of car fans on the African Continent with 60,000 people attending the 9 shows and thousands more visiting the festival.

The car bungee was the remarkable stunt show finale, despite thunderstorms torrential rain all the shows were safely completed and behind the wheel of the trusty Nissan Micra: South African presenter Sasha Martinengo.

Video 1 - click here

Video 2 - click here