Evel Knievel

Daredevilry
9:34 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Two Teams Trying To Recreate Evel Knievel Canyon Jump On Anniversary

The rocket that Scott Record, left, and Scott Truax plan to use to recreate Evel Knievel’s Snake River Canyon jump is about 60 percent complete.
Tom Banse

Two teams want to reenact Evel Knievel's famous jump over the Snake River Canyon in Idaho. Only this time, the daredevils want to get all the way across. Their plans are tied to the 40th anniversary of the failed stunt coming up this September. 

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Geronimo!
10:03 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Daredevils Woo Twin Falls to Recreate Evel Knievel Jump

This photo shows Snake River Canyon. Evel Knievel’s 1974 launch ramp is the hump on the rim, top right.
Tom Banse

A passel of daredevils is aiming to succeed where the king of stunt performers once famously failed. They want to attempt Evel Knievel's jump over the Snake River Canyon.

But first, one of the modern stuntmen has to secure the rights to both a launch and a landing spot on opposite sides of the canyon near Twin Falls, Idaho. That has the potential for another wreck in the making, a bureaucratic one that involves the wooing of the Twin Falls City Council.

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