yeah, i did that too. we use to jump pickups though, instead of cars. i remember there was a railroad track that was built up, it had embankments on both sides that acted like a natural ramp. we used to jump our pickups on that.
we used to do offroad hill-climbs in our pickups too, where you charge up a really steep hill and try to make it over the top before you run out of momentum.
Our were two old (70's) dautsun station wagons and a couple of poor old pickups. On my friend's place they had a drainage pond that would dry out in summer and provide perfect embankments to launch through the air. We made the mistake of getting it up faster than 3rd gear and almost endoed' when it landed, completely tweaked the unibody and ruined the car. Oh and it almost killed us, because we thought it'd be funny/cool to cut off the top with a disc grinder.
...Then I ducked my head and the lights went out, and two guns blazed in the dark;
And a woman screamed, and the lights went up, and two men lay stiff and stark...
I don't have much history of being crazy, but when I was 17 I did dance onstage like a chicken until a group of people chased me and sort-of beat me with giant pencils.
The first man to raise a fist is the man who's run out of ideas. H.G. WELLS
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. FEYNMAN If this is monkey pee, you're on your own.SCULLY