An American Legend goes to that Great Snake River Canyon in the Sky

dan's picture

I was one of those kids who

I was one of those kids who loved watching EK perform his stunts.
I even had the Evel Knievel crank-up smash-up derby toy. (Anybody remember what they were callled?)
I was pleasantly surprised to see him pop up on my radar again this past Easter when he was the center of an unlikely revival in the unlikely setting of the Crystal Cathedral.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2007/aprilweb-only/115-43.0.html

simmer's picture

Im taking my crank up Evel

Im taking my crank up Evel doll out of the attic today for a ceremonial jump off my roof deck. One last ride my friend!

Nunzio's picture

Evel Knievel was one of my

Evel Knievel was one of my childhood heroes. I had all his toys. I believe the wind up motorcycle pad was called a "gyro-something". I also had the Evel Knievel motorhome. It had a pull-out ramp that you could set up and have him jump over it. I remember running out of my house crying when he crashed on his Snake River jump. I thought he was dead. Man, I miss the 70s.