And yes Doc, that's the bike we have been trying to get motor numbers on for a while. And as far as I know, EK only had three bikes at any given time with him. They may have had a parts bike in the trailer.
Chances are very good that you could one day soon see two 100% original jump bikes on display with big red.
: Did he ever have all five bikes with him on
: tour? I'm using Viva Knievel as a reference
: and I recall seeing only three bikes on his
: Also, good to hear one of the bikes are in
: good hands--maybe someday it will be on
: display with a recently restored vehicle
: from the caravan.
: I've seen the shark bike at the Milwaukee
: Harley Museum, but I didn't see the bike at
: the Smithsoneon--when I was in Washington in
: 2009, they told me it was in storage. What
: they did have out were signed gloves from
: muhammad ali (that can be purhcased from his
: store for $5,500)--I guess they thought that
: was more important!
: Also, is this the bike in SD:
: Looks like most of the memorabilia is from
: George Hamilton's movie--they should give
: Bob a call and ask for some pointers how to
: do it correctly .
: --Previous Message--
: I found the Supervan rotting in an old farm
: an hour south of Butte. I bought the van
: from the widow of the guy Evel sold it to.
: I sold the van to a friend of mine. He's
: considering restoring it, or selling it to
: someone who will.
: There is only one of the remaining 5 bikes
: unaccounted for. One was parted out, Kelly
: has the shark bike, the Smithsonian has one,
: and lets just say the other is in good
: It's possible that the bike in Deadwood SD
: at Nelson's Garage is the missing bike, but
: because it's displayed behind glass, with
: the serial number on the block facing the
: wrong way, it's hard to verify without
: spinning it around.
: --Previous Message--
: With the Mack Truck being restored, I though
: would put together a paragraph EK's caravan
: collection for wikipedia (although there's
: not much research done on the caravan).
: Here's the vehicles I remember:
: ~Mack Truck (Jeff is restoring)
: ~Stunt Car (Bob's friend is restoring)
: ~Drag Car (Kelly has it on the tour)
: ~Cadillac pick-up (name?)--was sold
: recently, I think
: ~Three HD XR-750's...1 jump, 2 stunt--or was
: it more?
: ~Box truck (I've seen photos of it decaying
: somewhere, but I forgot where?)
: Please let me know what is missing and also
: if you know of any online articles that
: discuss the carvan.
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