22-car world-record jump on 1972 Harley-Davidson XR-750

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22-car world-record jump on 1972 Harley-Davidson XR-750

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Evel Knievel Skycycle

Evel Knievel Skycycle

The Jump That Never Happened

Time will stand still on Thursday, Aug, 6, 2015, as you wait to witness an unlikely victory or an unspeakable tragedy. Your heart will race, and you’ll clench your teeth, but nothing will be able to pull your gaze from an attempt at the insane motorcycle stunt the great Evel Knievel was never able to complete — a 22-car jump on Evel’s own vintage 1972 Harley-Davidson XR-750.

Odds were stacked against Knievel® when he attempted this world-record jump in 1972. His crew warned the bike would be unable to reach the speed it needed to clear the distance, and they were right.

When another motorcycle daredevil attempted this jump in 2001, the world watched in horror as he missed the landing and was violently thrust end over end until his head nearly came off. He spent 3 months in a coma, and the jump nearly cost him his life.


22-car world-record jump on 1972 Harley-Davidson XR-750

This August, you can see what happens when motorcycle daredevil Doug Danger tempts fate by attempting this exact jump in the Buffalo Chip amphitheater. Doug will attempt the jump on Evel’s H-D X-R 750. There’s no telling what will happen during the Buffalo Chip’s Evel Knievel Thrill Show, but one thing is for sure…the outcome will forever change motorcycle stunt history!

    “This is the one jump Evel couldn’t make; he failed. I’m determined to succeed where he fell short. I know it’s dangerous, but death has had me by the throat twice in my life, and I spit in its face. When God’s ready, he’ll take me.” – Doug Danger

Is this jump a suicide attempt? There’s only one way you can find out, and that’s to make sure you’ve got a Buffalo Chip campground admission pass! The Evel Knievel Thrill Show Jump is included for free with your Thursday, Rally, Extended Rally and Early Bird Campground Admission Passes. Prices are the lowest they will ever be now, so don’t wait and be the only person to miss this spectacular jump in the Buffalo Chip Amphitheater.

Doug Danger next attempt

Doug Danger next attempt

In addition to this potentially deadly world-record jump attempt, for only 10 bucks more you can get the full Evel Knievel experience and come face to face with the world’s largest collection of Knievel curiosities July 31 – Aug. 8 at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads. Get an up-close look at X-rays of Knievel’s broken bones, his X-2 skycycle rocket, the Mack truck show rig he named “Big Red,” his iconic “Sports Illustrated” leathers and cape, and much more. We didn’t exhume Evel Knievel


Auction Items

  1. Atomic Bob & Sarabelle - Art from Atomic Dice Studio Arts
  2. Heather New of New-Line Engraving / Suspension Technologies Shocks
  3. Atomic Bob - Original Art
  4. Harley-Davidson Footwear
  5. Smoke Out Rally tickets

Get your tickets now

Breakfast tickets are extremely limited to ensure attendees have the best experience and are on sale now for only $20 each. Click here to purchase your breakfast. Remember, proceeds benefit two non-profits that train and encourage U.S. military veterans suffering from PTSD to pursue motorcycling as a career. We’re all better off for the success of these efforts.

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