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Harley-Davidson Museum to pay tribute to Evel Knievel

Wednesday marks the 35th anniversary of his Wembley Stadium jump in London, where he crashed and broke his back while trying to jump over 13 buses.

“True Evel: The Amazing Story of Evel Knievel” will run from July 10 to Sept. 6.

Among the items there will be his signature leathers and cane, personal photographs and letters, and the half-motorcycle, half-rocket “Skycycle” used to jump the Snake River Canyon. Artifacts will be from Harley-Davidson and the Knievel family.

Knievel, who died in 2007, often used the Harley-Davidson XR-750 and was sponsored by the company in the 1970s.

Knievel’s oldest son, Kelly, will be at the museum July 17 to talk about his father.

Harley-Davidson Museum to pay tribute to Evel Knievel