Guess What The Rockbrat Found On eBay ? EVEL KNIEVEL SNAKE RIVER CANYON POSTER (1974)

Posted: December 18, 2011 by Cowboy Col in Guess What Mr Rockbrat Found On eBay ?
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Cowboy Col is a big Evel fan – and $250 for an original poster of Evel’s Snake River Canyon jump is a fair price for this piece of history.  The launch at Snake River Canyon  was on September 8, 1974. The steam that powered the Skycycle engine was superheated to a temperature of 500 °F (260 °C). Upon take-off, the drogue parachute deployed. The deployed chute caused enough drag that even though the skycycle made it all the way across the canyon to the north rim, the prevailing winds caused it to drift back south, into the canyon. By the time it hit the bottom of the canyon, it landed only a few feet from the water on the same side of the canyon it had been launched from. If he had landed in the water, Knievel would have drowned due to a jumpsuit/harness malfunction which kept him strapped in the vehicle. Knievel survived the jump with only minor injuries. If if had not been for that faulty parachute. Evel would have made it. View the eBay auction here.  Check out the youtube of the snake river canyon jump. “God take care of me, here I come.”….Evel never lacked courage, and there was a real risk of him dying on this jump. 

 

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  1. Andy says:

    Nice. I have this same poster, but with Madison Square Garden info on the bottom, for people who went there ant wtached it live. It says “Live and in color on huge 4 sided screen”

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