The memory of Evel Knievel will live on in a special tribute bike commissioned by the famous stuntman’s family.
Ohio custom bike makers Sledgehammer Bobbers owner David Cook says the tribute to Evel Knievel’s Harley XR750 will include personal items, including two rings and other items donated by his family.
When the commemorative bike is finished, it will be displayed at motorcycle shows around the world, and then sold at a major auction of Knievel memorabilia in 2015, Kelly Knievel said in a release about the agreement.
Robert “Evel” Knievel performed more than 75 motorcycle jumps from 1965 to 1980 and attempted to jump a steam-powered rocket across Snake River Canyon in 1974.
The Motorcycle Hall of Famer is also in the Guinness Book of Records for the most broken bones.
Evel Knievel died in 2007 of heart failure, aged 69.