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 Post subject: Evel Leathers
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:03 am 
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Just saw Evel Knievel's leathers on Antiques Road Show.

Most likely used in the big Caesar's Palace crash.

Worth $30,000 - $60,000 usd. If verfied to be in that crash - over $100,000 usd.

A week after I turned 12 years old, I took a few busses, all alone, to see Evel jump 50 cars at the Los Angeles Coliseum. One of the greatest memories of my life.


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 Post subject: Re: Evel Leathers
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:02 pm 
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What a showman of a bygone era of Americana.
https://youtu.be/YnGmBCRG77U

He did these stunts, full well knowing he was likely going to get hurt, all while dressed in a thin stars n stripes ELVIS-esqe leather outfit, riding a 600 lb iron motorcycle with twin spring shocks with a handful of travel... tough soul he was.
You get the full perspective as he's high on the edges above the stadiums

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:33 pm 
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Smoker wrote:
Just saw Evel Knievel's leathers on Antiques Road Show.

Most likely used in the big Caesar's Palace crash.

Worth $30,000 - $60,000 usd. If verfied to be in that crash - over $100,000 usd.

A week after I turned 12 years old, I took a few busses, all alone, to see Evel jump 50 cars at the Los Angeles Coliseum. One of the greatest memories of my life.


That's a great story. I was a huge fan back in the day. You were motivated to see him and so lucky to have that memory.

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