In 1976, Kenny Powers set out to perform the longest car jump in history, known as ...
In 1976, Kenny Powers set out to perform the longest car jump in history, known as the Superjump. Kenny’s goal was to jump the St. Lawrence River in his rocked-powered Lincoln Continental and land on Ogden Island in the State of New York. The distance would be one mile from the riverbank to riverbank. An eight and a half story ramp was constructed and 110,000 yards of dirt had been moved to construct the special runway. This jump had been in the planning for over 4 years and over 1 million dollars had been spent preparing for the stunt. He would need to reach a takeoff speed of 280 miles per hour in order to reach an altitude of 300 feet, which he would need in order to successfully make the jump. Kenny had attempted the jump 4 times previously and each time it had to be canceled. This time Kenny knew there was no turning back if he wanted to beat Evel Knievel’s jump of Snake River.
To watch Kenny Powers attempt at the Superjump, just click the video below.
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