What started as a throw away comment to a family friend forty years ago has spanned into an unusual career path for stunt driver Lawrence 'Legend' Ryan.
Growing up at Junee's infamous 'haunted house', the Monte Cristo Homestead, Mr Ryan has long believed the touch of daredevil must have been hereditary.
"Ever since I was three years old I wanted to be a stunt rider then when I was eight I had a BMX and I was looking for bigger and better things to do," he said.
"My dad told the story that some family friends were around at the house and they said, 'what do you want to be when you grow up?', I said, 'I'm going to be a stunt driver', and they said, 'OK, but what are you really going to be', and I said, 'one day, I'm going to jump over this building'."
It took another 37 years, but he did achieve that childhood dream by jumping over the haunted house as well as the moving blades of a helicopter in flight.
The 48-year-old Junee rider has this month punctuated the 30th anniversary since his first jump.
Riding a Honda CB360 road bike on July 20, 1989, the then-18-year-old attempted to leap seven cars.
Instead he crashed spectacularly, rupturing his kidneys.
"That was the day I fell on my face and landed on the front page of Daily Advertiser," Mr Ryan said.
Some recovery later, he returned to the bike and in 1991 attempted to clear another jump, this time over 15 cars at Bolton Park.
"In actual fact, I cleared 14-and-half cars, that last half was the one that got me," he said.
This time his crash trophies were a broken ankle and a fractured back.
"I was off the bike for about four months, but I came back," he said.
In 2000, with a lighter biker, he attempted the stunt once again - but with a few increased stakes.
"I did it again but over 20 cars, it was much easier with the new bike," he said.
Two years later, in 2003, while filming a stunt for prime time TV, Mr Ryan broke his right femur which resulted in some temporary metal rods in his leg.
Despite his numerous injuries, Mr Ryan still considers himself lucky to have sustained nothing too lasting.
"Down at the hospital they used to say they had a bed reserved for me all the time," he said.
"I've only had two major breaks in 30 years, so I've been very lucky. I've never landed on my head to hard, although a few of my helmets have been dented and scratched."
To celebrate the 30 years of thrills and spills, Mr Ryan has another run prepared. Keeping tight-lipped in secrecy, he can only admit the stunt will "involve jumps, fire and probably a few near misses", and will be completed in Junee and in America.
"I jump just the same as I always did but I don't get up as fast as I did when I fall," he said.
"It's something I'm passionate about, I'll keep doing it as long as I can."