Evel learns a little about rocket propulsion, for the Snake River Canyon jump, courtesy of NASA.
Business end of the SkyCycle, 1974
“I didn’t think I even had a 50-50 chance to make it. Everyone told me not to do it, but I was determined to keep my word, so I climbed up and got strapped in. When I punched that power button I thought, ‘God, here I come.’” ~Evel Knievel
First years with Harley Davidson and the XR750.
Viva Knievel! The Movie, 1975
SkyCycle X2 test firing.
photo by Dale Swanson - The Oregonian Sept 8, 1974.
Evel smiles after a record-setting jump of 17 trucks at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland in March of 1974.
Photo by Dale Swanson - The Oregonian, March 30, 1974.
Find a tougher opponent than mine. My opponent is death.
- Evel Knievel.
Evel Knievel in the cockpit of his Sky-Cycle X-2 attempting to jump the Snake River canyon in September of 1974.
Photo by Dale Swanson, The Oregonian - Sept. 9, 1974
Evel Knievel in London Wembley Stadium 1975
I think I coulda landed on a dime. I really do.
- Evel Knievel