Museum honoring daredevil Evel Knievel opens in Kansas

A new Kansas museum is giving enthusiasts of late motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel a burst on appreciating his death-defying, bone-breaking exploits.

The $5 million, 13,000-square-foot loyalty to a hard-living male who became a tellurian cocktail idol in a 1970s with rocket-powered and motorbike stunts has launched in Topeka, of all places.

As boss of a two-story, nonprofit tabernacle trustworthy to his Historic Harley-Davidson dealership, Mike Patterson pronounced a Knievel memorabilia on loan from collectors includes some of a daredevil’s motorcycles, leathers and helmets, and a man’s easy 1974 tractor-trailer section dubbed “Big Red.”

The museum also facilities a practical existence motorcycle jump, an interactive that shows Knievel’s tangible X-rays and a stunts that resulted in those fractures, and an vaunt in that visitors name their possess variables in formulation a practical jump, right down to a ramp angle, speed and either they wish to make it over cars, trucks or sharks.

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