Some people can barely back into a parking spot, but skateboarder, entrepreneur, and reality TV star Rob Dyrdek now owns a Guinness World Record for his skill at driving in reverse. Dyrdek actually performed a common skateboarding stunt using a modified Chevrolet Sonic by driving it "fakie" over a ramp, and in doing so, he set the Furthest Reverse Ramp Jump by a Car record by traveling 89 feet, 3.25 inches.
A representative from Guinness verified this record but also added other information about similar jumps. Before this attempt, Top Gear had initially set the record at 61 feet, 2 inches after attempting to jump over 11 cars in an Austin Allegro in 2008. During the actual stunt, the car only cleared 10 of the cars before crashing, and Guinness recently disqualified the attempt "due to the car not landing properly." Even if that record still stood, Dyrdek and Chevy have topped it by almost 30 feet.
Dyrdek's stunt will be part of the series finale of his MTV show Fantasy Factory, which airs on March 13. At some point following the finale, Chevy will release a full video that includes a behind-the-scenes look at the stunt, but until then, you can watch a short video that still shows the jump.
has images from the jump and reports that after landing, Dyrdek lost control of the Sonic and crashed into a safety barrier. He was uninjured, and the record will stand since the car landed properly and only crashed after the fact.