North Texas man wins right to re-create Evel Knievel jump

 

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Texas motorcycle stuntman has won the right to try to re-create Evel Knievel’s Snake River Canyon jump on the 40th anniversary of the failed effort.

The Times-News reports (http://bit.ly/16PEJKn) Big Ed Beckley and Beckley Media LLC of Bridgeport, Texas, bid $943,000 Friday for a two-year lease on the state land near Twin Falls where the jump took place in September 1974.

Beckley also must pay $25,000 a year to the Idaho Department of Lands for each of the two years, have a $10 million in commercial liability insurance and turn over a share of the revenue from the event to the state.

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Beckley still must obtain permits from the city of Twin Falls and agree to post other bonds and insurance based on the specifics of his plan.