Dare the Devil: Disciples of Evel – The World’s Most Dangerous Motorcycle Stunts! [DVD]
Rev up your choppers and let ’em rip for Dare the Devil: Disciples of Evel – The World’s Most Dangerous Motorcycle Stunts, a new home video built for the most hardcore adrenaline junkies. That’s “Evel” as in Evel Knievel, and the release is aptly named, featuring, as it does, the most outrageous and psychotic motorcycle stunts in modern history, performed by Super Joe Reed and Jennifer Reed. Watch with baited breath as these cyclists: play leapfrog from ramp to ramp on their hogs – while blindfolded; jump from building to building across the rooftops of Las Vegas; soar over enormous fan blades with an arm bound behind the back; and leap over a series of helicopters, the blades running at full throttle. The stunts performed in this issue set world records that have never since been beaten -Synopsis by Nathan Southern
Specification: Dare the Devil: Disciples of Evel – The World’s Most Dangerous Motorcycle Stunts! [DVD]
Mr. Robert Brickell –
Amazon Customer –
Great source of info on old school stunts
D***** K. –
Very Cool, but was hoping for more coverage of “Super Joe Einhorn”
I saw him jump at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, in the early 70’s
He was a World record holder, Very underrated !!! But the DVD was very good!
Does Anyone know how to get Memorabilia on “Super Joe” ? would appreciate it !!
Joel Wiseheart –
I’m a musician, and bought this DVD to do research for a song I wrote (haven’t published the album yet…) about a childhood motorcycle jumping hero of mine, Super Joe Einhorn. He used to do jumps at a race track about a mile from my parent’s house, so we saw him all the time (including his fateful “last” jump).
Evel Knievel, who was the most famously-hyped jumper during the same time frame in the early 70’s, was really best-known for the times he crashed, like the crash at Caesar’s Palace in 1967. This was his longest attempted jump, at 141 feet. Of course, there was also his famous Wembly Stadium and Chicago Shark Tank crashes, too. He was also in the Guinness Book of World Records for most broken bones.
Meanwhile, Super Joe Einhorn successfully jumped 15 full-size buses (170 feet), and was also in the Guinness Book of World Records not for broken bones, but for longest ramp-to-ramp jump. Who was the better jumper?? (Also give credit to Bobby Gill, who was great around that time too, but unfortunately I never saw him jump.) In fact, Super Joe challenged Evel to a $25,000 jump-off, and Evel declined.
And yet today, if you go looking for information on these two, you’ll find tons of stuff on Evel Knievel, (who is considered a motorcycle jumping legend), while Super Joe Einhorn, who was in fact the best jumper, is almost forgotten. Super Joe Einhorn was the best, and deserves to be remembered as such. This DVD remembers him. Great footage that brings back memories of a true childhood hero of mine!