From the 1960’s until the early 1980’s there was one man who glorified the daredevil like no other. His name was Evel Knievel and the motorcycle stunts that he attempted were the stuff that legends are made of. His most famous stunt, the jump attempt at Snake River Canyon at Twin Falls, Idaho, fail miserably, but that didn’t stop him from becoming one of most famous daredevil entertainers in history. Knievel past away back in 2007 and now it seems that someone is trying to cash in his fame by selling one of his old rides. The car in question is a 1974 Stutz Black Hawk, an automobile that in my opinion takes tackiness to the level.
The running gear, chassis, engine and gauges were mid-1970’s Corvette, which meant for the most part that were pretty terrible. Add onto that a big-pimpin’ fiberglass body with a continental spare tire kit and you’ve got a car that would make Huggy Bear proud. This car was apparently featured in a movie about Evel Knievel and even comes complete with a very creepy life size mannequin of the man himself.
I suppose if you’re a die hard fan of Evel Knievel, than this would be a great piece of memorabilia to own, if not, well then I wouldn’t give it another look. Now where’d I put my pimp hat and ho’s…