Boksburg’s daredevil proves he’s still on ‘fire’

Veteran stuntman André de Kock crashes a car through a pyramid of flaming cars at Carnival City. Earlier Enrico Schoeman rode a Harley-Davidson through a tunnel of fire. Photo: Michel Bega.

In the venue’s parking lot, the veteran stuntmen performed fire stunts that had spectators on their feet.

Schoeman was set alight, after which he rode a Gold Rand Harley-Davidson through two fire tunnels and a burning noticeboard. Straight afterwards, de Kock crashed a burning car through a pyramid of burning car wrecks.

Veteran stuntman André de Kock crashes a car through a pyramid of flaming cars at Carnival City. Earlier Enrico Schoeman rode a Harley-Davidson through a tunnel of fire. Photo: Michel Bega.

Both the rider and the driver escaped unscathed, but they left the parking lot slightly the worse for wear.

De Kock and Schoeman are the country’s two longest surviving stuntmen, having been involved with fire risks for the past 42 years.

The pair hold the current Guinness World Record for the longest motorcycle ride through a tunnel of fire, at 120m.

Veteran stuntmen André de Kock, left, and Enrico Schoeman celebrate after successfully completing two stunts that saw Schoeman ride a Harley-Davidson through a tunnel of fire and de Kock crash a car through a pyramid of flaming cars. Photo: Michel Bega.

They have recently been mandated to tackle the official Guinness World Record for riding a quad bike through a fire tunnel.

Veteran stuntman Enrico Schoeman crashes a Harley-Davidson through a billboard after riding through a tunnel of fire at Carnival City. Photo: Michel Bega.

The record attempt is scheduled to take place at next year’s Wonderboom Airport Adrenaline Show, on July 2.

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