Stuntmen will go to extreme lengths to catapult into the world book of records -- and for a 22 year old Australian motorcyclist it was fifty-four feet (16.5 metres).
GV Line of cars with ramp at one end and mattresses at other end (2 shots)
SV Crowd watches as stuntman, Glen Boswell approaches cars, drives up ramp and motorcycle crashes into first car, he somersaults over other cars and lands on mattresses (3 shots)
GV Line of cars with motorcycle lying next to first one
SV Glen Boswell waves hands in the air and shakes hands with some of the crowd
SV Damaged motorcycle and damaged car (2 shots)
SCU Glen Boswell speaking
SV TRACKING SHOT AND PAN Boswell on motorcycle approaches line of cars, motorcycle crashes and he somersaults over line of cars
TRANSCRIPT: BELL: "Glen Boswell was attempting his first stunt since being badly burnt in action eighteen months ago. For his spectacular comeback today he set his sights on rocketing from his bike over five cars. The question was would he live to tell the tale? He landed in one piece and laid claim to a world record which nobody else seems too keen to break. And it today wasn't enough Glen Boswell is going to do it again ... only bigger and better."
BOSWELL: "It's pretty good. I'm sort of glad it's over but ... (indistinct) ..."
BELL: "Will you be attempting anything like it again?"
BOSWELL: "I might be going for more cars next time, I cleared that pretty well, so I could be going for more cars."
BELL: "Would you be confident of being able to do something like that?"
BOSWELL: "Yes, I certainly would."
SPORT: STUNT MOTOR CYCLING
REPORTER: TRACY BELL
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Background: Stuntmen will go to extreme lengths to catapult into the world book of records -- and for a 22 year old Australian motorcyclist it was fifty-four feet (16.5 metres). Glen Boswell deliberately smashed his bike into the first of a line of five cars. somersaulted over the handle bars and landed unhurt at the other end of the line of cars. The previous record was 48 feet (14.6 metres). Tracy Bell reports.