Bruce Zimmerman- Museum Director at the Evil Knievel Thrill Show and Museum 07-18-17 -
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Bruce Zimmerman- Museum Director at the Evil Knievel Thrill Show and Museum 07-18-17


Bruce Zimmerman- Museum Director at the Evil Knievel Thrill Show and Museumexplore the world’s largest collection of Evel Knievel’s authentic performance leathers, jump bikes and memorabilia at Historic Harley-Davidson of Topeka, 2047 SW Topeka Blvd.

In addition to a large number of artifacts, the Evel Knievel Thrill Show and Museum features experiential exhibits focused on the physics of jumps, the broken bones Evel sustained, how engines work — and the favorite:A�a virtual reality jump. This fully-curated museum experience puts you in the moment of each of Evel Knievel’s death-defying feats. Videos, interactives and informative signs get you as close to the action as possible. Get in his Mack truck; understand what bones he shattered and how his wild ride effected his life, fame and family. Several, original performance leathers and helmets – including the helmet Knievel wore on May 26, 1975, when he crashed while trying to land a jump over 13 buses at Wembley Stadium in London

Many of Knievel’s jump motorcycles – including his first Harley Davidson: A 1970 XR750 Ironhead, which would become his preferred model, and the Laverda American Eagle

A larger-than-life bronze and copper statue; and Parachutes, pinball games, fan letters, photographs, X-Rays and more never-before-seen memorabilia

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