Saturday, July 24, 2010

Mad Mike Hughes to recreate Evel Knievel's jump over the Snake River

I just received notice of this via email.  On Friday October 15th 2010, Mad Mike Hughes will attempt to recreate Evel Knievel's famous attempt to jump over the Snake River in his rocket powered X-1 Skycucle.  Mike will pilot his X-2 SkyLimo over the Colorado River. Like Evel's X-1, Mike's X-2 will be steam powered.  The motor will produce a scalding 4,000 lbs (max) of thrust for 4 seconds. Details can be found on Mike's webpage