Eddie Braun with Evel Spirit X-2

Jump completes Evel Knievel stunt

A Hollywood stuntman has completed a steam-powered “motorcycle” stunt jump across Snake River Canyon that motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel so famously failed to do in 1974. Evel fan Eddie Braun, 54, rocketed to about 400mph (643km/h) to jump the 488m across the Idaho canyon on Friday before a parachute deployed and safely brought him back to earth. He said …

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Eddie Braun with Evel Spirit X-2

Jump to finish Evel Knievel’s stunt

A Hollywood stuntman plans to complete the steam-powered “motorcycle” rocket jump across Snake River Canyon that motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel so famously failed to do in 1974 (see the video above). Evel fan Eddie Braun, 54, now hopes to finish the job on September 17, 2016, jumping 488m across Snake River Canyon in Idaho. The …

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