Evel Knievel Had An 8-Liter Aston Martin Lagonda And A Coffin Trailer

You probably know Evel Knievel as a stuntman; a daredevil; a crazy motorcycle performer who wore brightly colored jumpsuits and broke virtually every bone in his body. But did you also know that he owned a 1984 Aston Martin Lagonda with an 8.2-liter Chevy V8 and a tow-behind coffin trailer that he slept in? » 11/17/14 2:00pm 11/17/14 2:00pm

Here With Fanfare, Your Final Tribute To Evel Knievel

Though the kitchy and hilarious "Jump of Legends" didn't make your cut in the vote for Jalopnik's final Evel Knievel tribute, the handsome and impressively constructed "Creation of Evel" did, with a commanding 37.4% of the vote. This tasteful work was contributed by reader Thomas Reynolds, who hails from the beating… » 12/12/07 1:45pm 12/12/07 1:45pm

Evel Tribute Submissions In, Help Us Decide The Final Jump

A few Friday's ago, the hoon world lost the renegade of the ramp, the sultan of speed, the king of compound fractures, Evel Knievel. We asked you to work up your personal tribute to this monster of pop culture and you responded in spades. In the last days, we put together the Jalopnik Counsel of Awesomeness and… » 12/10/07 12:15pm 12/10/07 12:15pm

An Evel Knievel Tribute: Photoshop the Hoonfather's Final Jump

If you're anything like us, you're completely heartbroken over the passing of ubermensch and all around hero to hoons everywhere, Evel Kneivel. Rarely in the annals of history has a man come along with no purpose other than to capture the popular imagination. There are an untold number of errant youths who invested… » 12/01/07 10:45am 12/01/07 10:45am

Ebay Find - Ultimate Hoon Edition: Evel Knievel X-2 Skycycle


During the formative years of ages six through eleven, this Jalop lived a short bike ride from one of Evel Knievel's most spectacular failures (aside from the bone-crushing incident outside Caesar's Palace). That is, his 1974 attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon. Evel, the "paintron" saint of hoonage, hired an… » 4/09/07 9:16pm 4/09/07 9:16pm

Time Warp Toys: Evel Knievel Daredevil Super Stunt Set

When I was a kid I would ask to go over to play at my older cousin's house in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak not because I loved my cousin so much, and not because he was five years older than me and therefore worlds cooler. Rather, it was because he had an Evel Knievel Stunt Set with a gyro-powered motorcycle and… » 1/23/07 12:01pm 1/23/07 12:01pm

Knievel sues Kanye: Does He Know He Ain't Messin' With No Broke Singer?

"Evel ain't nothin' but a gold digger, but he ain't messin' with no broke singer." » 12/12/06 1:56pm 12/12/06 1:56pm
The man known mostly for jumping and twirling through the air with the greatest of ease — is now jumping through the dangers of the federal court system, filing a lawsuit in federal court claiming rapper Kanye West has infringed…