June 22-24 -- Union Grove, Wisconsin; Great Lakes Dragaway!
I got to rub that horseshoe way back in 1973. I was given a personal tour of Evel's rig, by Evel, Mike Draper and Leroy Ratlif.
When the rig was driven on the track for the jumps. I was in the trailer holding Evel's jump bike and wheelie bike so they wouldn't fall when the rig took a sharp right turn from the return road onto the track.
My van was the 12th in a line of 13 vehicles. Evel landed on the plywood on top of my van all 3 days. On one of the jumps, Evel's parachute popped out during a speedrun! Eve's new takeoff ramp cover was also stolen that weekend.
All in all, it was quite an exciting weekend for a yound daredevil just starting out. I will always be grateful.
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