R.I.P. Evel Knievel :( dead at 69

Discussion in 'Massachusetts' started by McLOVIN, Nov 30, 2007.

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  1. McLOVIN Jedi Knight

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    Aug 19, 2007
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    Evel Knievel the American hero during my childhood has passed away :(

    Evel Knievel dead at 69

    I just heard about this on the way home.

    A truly great American Icon.

    I too had the toys as a kid in the 70's

    I had the motorcycle, car, and matchbox car of the rocket cycle.

    He was an American original and if you ever get to read his life story or see a documentary (which I am sure one will be on soon) I recommend it.

    People who weren't alive during Knievel's popularity may not understand how big he was during the 70's.

    He was a hero to the youth , we always tried jumping our bicycles trying to emmulate him.

    He is the original "extreme" motorcyclist.

    God Speed Evel Knievel. [face_flag]

  2. DarthWormie Jedi Master

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    Jul 22, 2004
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    Before SW, Evel was 'IT" for me. I had all the toys and even tried to customize my bike to look like his. I can still remember watching his jumps on ABC's Wide World of Sports with my dad. I had always hoped that at some point, at an auto show or something that I'd get to meet him.

    Hearing this afternoon that he had died, I actually got bummed out. Kind of like saying 'bye' to a part of my childhood.

    God's speed Evel.
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