Robbie Knievel Wants to Try Snake River Jump

Son hopes to succeed where Evel Knievel failed in 2974
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2010 2:10 PM CDT
Robbie Knievel, son of the iconic stuntman Evel Knievel, at Battersea Power Station, London Tuesday Dec. 15, 2009. Robbie hopes to attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon in Idaho on July 4, 2011.   (AP Photo/ Zak Hussein/PA)
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(Newser) – Thirty-seven years after Evel Knievel made his heavily promoted attempt to clear the Snake River Canyon, son Robbie hopes to succeed where his father failed. Robbie Knievel will visit Idaho tomorrow to pitch the idea to local government and business leaders, reports the Twins Falls Times-News. The younger Knievel, who is—brace yourself—filming a reality show, hopes to launch during Fourth of July weekend in 2011.

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