The record dates from August 20, 2023, but few have echoed it! Thanks to Les Routiers for mentioning it. For his record, Bourny did not content himself with putting full throttle by relying on a backstop bar. No ! There are not any. He must therefore manage the brakes and the gas. Already with a scooter (don’t do this on the open road NDLA) it’s complicated, so with a camtar weighing several tons, you can’t imagine.
To make matters worse, it was also necessary to direct the truck. And as the steering wheels were in the air, Patrick Bourny had to independently manage the left brake from the right. And all this upsets the balance. In the end, he broke his record which dated back to 1992! 31 years. From 2,250 m, he pushed it back to 2,420 m. A feat achieved at the wheel of his prepared truck, equipped with a 650 horsepower V8. This was done as part of “The NANS Rock Assault” which provided a mechanical spectacle.
Heir to a long line of internationally recognized French stuntmen
Patrick Bourny, it’s more than 40 years of stunts in cinema, on television, in music videos, for films, series, commercials, etc. whether by car, motorcycle, truck or other. Patrick has several world records to his credit, but also world firsts such as the first “wheelie” in a truck in 1984 (which will inspire other big names in stunt work like Rémy Julienne, excuse me). The Bourny team is also Cyril, his son who took over after dad.
Team Bourny therefore also puts on mechanical shows, but also road safety days during which they make people aware of seat belts, wearing a 2-wheel helmet, etc. Nothing better than an accident controlled by professionals to show the violence of a shock, even at “low” speed. Patrick Bourny is part of this long line of French stuntmen, all heirs of Roland Toutain.