Monday 8 January 2024

Lookin' like a streak of lightnin'

In what looks to be a mid-70s snap (another junk shop photo  find), the young lad photographed in his smart orange sweatshirt sat astride (almost certainly) his first ever motorcycle was, probably, channeling his inner Barry Sheene. I say probably. For all we know he may well have been nursing a secret desire to jump 13 London buses in some half-crazed, half-baked, stunt at Wembley Stadium. Though he'd have to lose those ridiculously wide flares first.

Without doubt, Evel Knievel was a lunatic; if you don't believe me, then just watch this short 15 minute film about his ill fated Wembley jump on a sunny Saturday afternoon, nigh on 50 years ago.

Evel Knievel - 26 May, 1975

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