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I was at the Grand Canyon last week and did a tour of the west rim. During the tour, one of the guides pointed to the bottom of the cliff and there was (what appears to be) a mangled up car that is all rusted. The tour guide said that the car was pushed over the cliff for a scene in a (1960s?) movie. He didn't say which one though and I don't believe it was for Thelma & Louise, as the car going over the cliff (which is supposed to be at the Grand Canyon) at the end is actually in Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah. I'm also not 100% sure that this is from a movie or a TV show. I have posted a picture of the car at the bottom of the canyon below (it is the thing in the bottom middle of the picture). Does anyone have any idea?

Car at the bottom of cliff

Here's a closeup of the car (if it helps):

Car wreckage enlargement

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According to this site, Dar Robinson jumped a car off a ramp from a section of the canyon belonging to the Hualapai Indian Reservation (which is on the west rim) in 1980 for a reality television show called That's Incredible!. Apparently he couldn't get a permit for the stunt from the Grand Canyon National Park. The car wound up at the bottom of the canyon.

  • I found this video (in German) that shows Dar Robinson doing the stunt. The first bit is about him jumping off the CN Tower and then a bit on jumping over a bunch of cars, but if you fast forward to 4:29 you'll see him do the jump. It also looks like he jumped from the opposite side of where my photo was taken. Thanks! – ub3rst4r Nov 20 '14 at 5:05
  • Chuck Norris narrates this one (which makes it more bad-ass) and the jump is at the very beginning. Haven't watched it all, but I'm assuming it's covered again somewhere later in the program. youtube.com/watch?v=oQU7-jmikmA – Johnny Bones Nov 20 '14 at 15:57
  • Is it terrible of me to want to see the crash in the video? Yes, happy days Dar Robinson popped his chute, but I wanna see the crash! :D – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Nov 22 '14 at 16:50

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