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yonux
Yonux  (Level: 179.6 - Posts: 37)
Tue, 22nd Jul '08 11:11 PM

MR. KNIEVEL, WE HARDLY KNEW YE...

While doing a bit of research on an upcoming quiz, I discovered that Evel Knievel's quote unquote X-2 Skycycle Steam Powered
Rocket is for sale online. A few scratches and dents nonwithstanding, this is apparently the vehicle that fluttered harmlessly
into the Snake River Canyon in 1974 during Knievel's failed attempt at history.
My question: does anyone else remember sitting by the TV as a kid waiting to see if he could pull off the jump? I believe it was
broadcast on ABC-if I'm not mistaken, it was on prime time.
Little help? Nux

donleigh
Donleigh  (Level: 147.6 - Posts: 5082)
Wed, 23rd Jul '08 12:22 AM

Nux, I remember watching (ABC Wide World of Sports) not just the Snake River jump, but Vegas as well. I don't think I watched to see if he could make, I watched to see if his parachute deployed.


revdodd
Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Wed, 23rd Jul '08 9:11 AM

Sept. 8 .... we came in from playing basketball at a friend's house to watch.

papermanbill
Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Wed, 23rd Jul '08 10:50 AM

If I remember, it was about 4 P.M. on a Saturday afternoon and he was with Frank Gifford. I was in a bar and two guys got in a fight because one of them wanted to bet Evil was going to get killed.


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