“Hands On A Hard Body” Contest Court Case Settles

Perhaps you, like me, didn’t realize there even was a court case involving the Hands On A Hard Body Contest in Longview. Made famous by the way-good documentary from a decade ago, Hands On A Hard Body involved contestants in a test of endurance to stand with one hand on a pick-up truck. Last one standing wins the truck. (You can watch the entire doc here.) In 2005, a contestant stepped away from the truck, broke into a Kmart, got a gun from the gun case, and shot himself. His widow sued the car dealership that held the contest for negligence. The case recently settled. (via the inimitable Kottke)

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One response to ““Hands On A Hard Body” Contest Court Case Settles”

  1. nick says:

    my grandpaw worked there at that time