Now he was caught in one of the rear wheel wells; all she could see of him was from the waist down.She describes herself as 5-foot-8, large-framed and strong, but figures she couldn't have picked the car up under normal circumstances, attributing her feat to adrenaline.(An Associated Press account didn't appear till April 14, but Angela remembers the date because it was Good Friday.) Her then-teenage son Tony had a 1964 Chevy Impala jacked up in the driveway--he'd removed a rear tire and was working on the suspension.Your direct line to thou- sands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.I haven't gotten to the bottom of this yet, but my interim judgment is: (1) This sure sounds like an urban legend. I just got off the phone with a woman who lifted, if not an entire car, at least a nontrivial fraction of the weight of one off her trapped son.Publishers - interested in subscribing to the Straight Dope? The woman's name is Angela Cavallo, and she still lives in Lawrenceville, Georgia, where the incident happened on April 9, 1982.— Eric Rapp, Los Angeles Always smart to be prepared, Eric.Maybe; my point is, car-lifting stories have a basis in fact.She rushed out to find Tony pinned under the car--something had been stuck and in trying to loosen it he'd rocked the car off the jack.She recalls nothing about the rescue, but the AP said two neighbors reinserted the jack and dragged the boy out.A neighbor kid came to the kitchen door to tell Angela there'd been an accident.The AP account said she raised the car four inches; she doubts it was that much but believes it was enough to take the pressure off.Has anyone actually seen this happen or is it an urban legend? Let me know soon, Unca Cecil--I'm trying to walk more these days, and if I get run over I need to know whether to call mom or a tow truck.