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Discussion in 'Gallery & Designs' started by ButchPrice, Aug 7, 2004.

  1. ButchPrice

    ButchPrice Member

    This is a shot of my latest pre-occupation...
    any guesses? :wink:
  2. rickstef

    rickstef Guest

    Either a Don Vesco racer

    or a Craig Breedlove Miss America speed record car

    but those are rudimentary guesses

  3. Darwin

    Darwin Member

    Does have a slight resemblance to the Bluebird, but cockpit area isn't right for that.
  4. cardfan

    cardfan Member

    I thought it was the Evil Kinevil "watch me hit the other side of the canyon thingy." But that is just the way I am thinking this evening... :twisted:

  5. Gil

    Gil Active Member

    Evil Knievel Thingy too...,

  6. ButchPrice

    ButchPrice Member

    Good call

    Good call guys, It's the Evel Knievel X2, for shooting himself into the
    side of the snake river canyon :wink:

    This is the 2nd vehicle designed for this stunt. The X1 was a
    closed canopy craft. Apparently the "plan" was changed after
    Evel figured out the "rocket bike" would never land on it's wheels,
    so they came up with the X2 open cockpit version, and modified the
    jump plan with Evel doing a bailout and chute drop.
    As we all recall, the craft released the parachute almost instantly on launch,
    and Evel decended gracefully down into the canyon.
    So much for the "big jump".
    I don't remember for sure, but I don't think Evel did the bailout.
    I was young, and CRS takes no prisoners.

    I loved Evel Kneivel, he was THE motorcycle daredevil.
    Say what you want, he was crazy, foolish, reckless, concieted.
    He still did things no one else had the guts to try.
    Got busted up a lot doing it too.
    But that is the way of the daredevil. :D

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