Here’s something you don’t see every day.

Marine Colonel Doug Hurley burst into national consciousness after piloting the Endeavour space shuttle, which if you don’t know is the fifth and final space-worthy NASA space shuttle ever to be built.

At the recent Dickies 500, Hurley decided to make another one of his grand entrances, where he attended the race by flying in using a Chinook helicopter. But apparently, that’s not enough for the Marine colonel. After landing the Chinook in the middle of the race track, he comes out of the chopper behind the wheel of a Chevy Camaro Pace Car.

Not a bad way to make an entrance, huh?


Source: Jalopnik

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  (570) posted on 02.1.2010

It’s a great way to make an entrance actually. I wish I had the chance to do it when I had my prom. Lol. Well, I guess that’s the way rich people are. Grand entrance, early exit. It would have been a great video if he jumped the car like 10 or 15 feet up wile the chopper is still hovering. lol

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