Evel Knieval Dead....

Discussion in 'General Discussion / News / Information' started by SilverhawkUSA, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. SilverhawkUSA

    SilverhawkUSA Ol'Timer

    Evel Knieval was a true folk hero when I was growing up. I had the pleasure of meeting him one time when I was involved with Triumph in Detroit. Unfortunately he was involved in one of his many crashes shortly after at the Michigan State Fairgrounds (I can't remember the year).

    RIP Evel!

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  3. Tomo

    Tomo Ol'Timer

    Hi Dave,

    I was lucky enough to be at Wembley Stadium in 1975 when Evel jumped the 13 double decker buses. A great showman if ever there was one with balls to match.

    Seem to recall that the warm up act was a bunch of guys in leotards diving from a 50 foot platform into a childs paddling pool - never did figure that one out...

    Lizzie met Eddie Kidd at a UK bike show a couple of years ago and given that Eddie sufferred brain damage and severely impaired mobility doing a jump, was still bowled over by his charm and charisma.

    I guess if you got it then you got it!


  4. wimpy

    wimpy Ol'Timer

    He was The Man! 8)


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