Motorcycle Daredevil Doug Danger pulled off a jump that even the most famous of all daredevils, Evel Knievel, couldn’t quite accomplish.
Riding Knievel’s own 1972 XR750, Danger roared down a dirt path between packed campers, under a steel bridge, up an engineered ramp and over 22 cars set along the main street through the center of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip amphitheater.
Doug Danger narrowly missed disaster, but successfully made the 22 car jump on Evel Knievel’s 1972 XR-750 at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip.
The back tire of the 40-year-old Harley bit the edge of the landing ramp and stuck after a quick bounce. Danger just barely missed the edge of the decking surrounding the Chip’s famed Top Shelf bar where onlookers gasped at the daring feat from just 20 feet away.
“These people saw one of the greatest jumps in the history of motorcycling today,” said Buffalo Chip President Rod Woodruff.
Danger narrowly missed the edge of the decking surrounding the Top Shelf bar, where many fans were watching.
HOMETOWN: Palmer, Massachusetts
CLAIM TO FAME: Held Guinness Book of World Records for longest motorcycle jump over a 737 jet
INJURIES: Fractured skull, brain damage, broken an additional “47 or 48” bones, third-degree leg burns
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