I never would’ve figured that there could be any sort of market for extreme off-roading videos in China, but Instagram user shanghaijeepin has somehow found a way to carve out a pretty interesting niche.
Born in the United States but currently living in Shanghai, the off-roading enthusiast has made a living for the past two years modifying off-road vehicles (primarily Jeeps, as you can tell by his Instagram name), while also posting some of the more badass videos from his journeys. Of course, as is the case with most off-roading shenanigans, some of these videos fall under the “Epic Fail” category. Take the video below, for example.
The video shows a tractor uprighting an overturned Toyota L100 Land Cruiser, which as Jalopnik points out, probably took place somewhere around Beijing judging from the Land Cruiser’s license plate. There’s just one problem: The driver never set the parking brake. And, well, you can guess how that ends.
See ya, Land Cruiser! The sad irony of this whole situation is that the act of flipping over the rolled-over SUV probably did more damage than the initial rollover. Technically, we never see the aftermath of the runaway Land Cruiser after it goes speeding towards the trees, but I’m going to go ahead and guess that it didn’t end up in fantastic shape.
I don’t speak a lick of Chinese, but I imagine the video’s commentary going something like: “Hey, be careful! Watch it! We’ve almost got it. So close. Yes! We’ve got it! We’ve got it! Uh oh. Oh shoot. We don’t got it.”