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Daredevils – 1970s – Hilites Of Feats – George Willig + Evel Knievel + Gary Gabelich + Stan Barrett

George Willig a.k.a. “The Human Fly” or “The Spiderman” is a mountain-climber from Queens, New York   ….who is best known for climbing the South Tower of the World Trade Center on May 26, 1977….which was about 2½ years after tightrope walker Philippe Petit walked between the tops of the two towers.

Evel Knievel was an American stunt performer / daredevil and entertainer…..who over the course of his career attempted more than 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps…..along with one attempted Grand Canyon jump in a rocket powered vehicle….as seen in this video herewith.

Gary Gabelich was an American motorsport driver who set the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) Land Speed Record (LSR) with the rocket car Blue Flame on October 23, 1970 on a dry lake bed at Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah.  

Stan Barrett is a Hollywood stuntman, stunt coordinator actor and former stock car racing driver….who is best known for his December 17, 1979 attempt to break the land speed record and the sound barrier in the Budweiser Rocket rocket-powered three-wheel vehicle. 

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