Get a firsthand look at the most comprehensive and authentic collection of Evel Knievel memorabilia in the world, on display during Evel Knievel Days in Butte, Montana July 24-26. It includes Knievel’s performance leathers, never-before-seen photographs, X-rays of Evel’s broken bones, plus his original jump bikes and his personal helmets.
Said Lathan McKay, owner of the collection, “After years of Evel’s possessions being lost in obscurity and so many things sold, stolen or missing, the collection is coming back together.” He terms the hunt and discovery process, “Evel Archaeology.” During Evel Knievel Days, Evel’s son and a daredevil in his own right Robbie Knievel will be present to sign autographs and meet fans. BMX stunt rider Mat Hoffman will wow crowds with his trademark style. Events also include the Evel Urban Downhill bike race, a skateboard competition, tons of musical acts and so much more; all in the hometown of the ultimate daredevil whose fearlessness is still imprinted on the imagination of an entire generation.
Knievel made headlines from the mid ‘60s to the early ’80s for his daring motorcycle jumping and risk-taking attitude. A man of unabashed confidence and brashness, he derived as much fame from the jumps he failed to make—and the injuries he suffered—as the many he completed.
Don’t miss this chance to see the only collection of its kind bringing together authentic artifacts that belonged to the most notorious daredevil of the 20th Century – right in his own hometown at an event that bears his name.
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