Jun 30, 2017
- Location: Evel Knievel Museum
- Recurrence: June 30, 2017 - July 1, 2017
OPENING SUMMER 2017! The world's largest collection of Evel Knievel's authentic performance leathers, jump bikes and memorabilia will be housed in a permanent museum at the Historic Harley-Davidson of Topeka, 2047 SW Topeka Blvd. The museum will be on two floors of a 16,000-square-foot expansion of Topeka's Historic Harley-Davidson. The museum will feature dozens of Evel's possessions, including: • Several, original performance leathers and helmets – including the helmet Knievel wore on May 26, 1975, when he crashed while trying to land a jump over 13 London buses at the Wembley Stadium in London; • Many of Knievel’s jump motorcycles – including his first Harley Davidson: A 1970 XR750 Ironhead, which would become his preferred model, and the Laverda American Eagle; and • Parachutes, pinball games, fan letters, photographs, X-Rays and more never-before-seen memorabilia (Fun Evel Knievel fact: He holds the Guinness World Record for surviving the most broken bones in a lifetime at 433). In his 11-year motorcycle-jumping career in the 1960s and '70s, Knievel attempted more than 75 jumps, becoming just as famous for the stunts he landed as those he didn't. Knievel, born Robert Craig Knievel, died in 2007 at the age of 69 from pulmonary fibrosis.