Evel Knievel Museum
The Evel Knievel Museum is a non-profit exhibition hall situated in Topeka, Kansas, United States. The exhibition hall houses the biggest assortment of genuine Evel Knievel memorabilia on the planet, including intelligent encounters. It is 13,000 square feet (1,200 m2) and two stories. The exhibition hall is found neighboring Topeka’s Historic Harley-Davidson and opened in June 2017.
It was laid out and established by Mike Patterson, Lathan McKay and James Caplinger.
Evel Knievel’s objective of having an exhibition hall respecting his inheritance is north of 40 years really taking shape. Evel Archeology started in February 2012 as one monitors journey to re-gather Knievel’s cruisers, vehicles, closet, antiques, and belongings to completely represent his social impact. In 2013 a shared association with rowdy legend Jerry Lee Lewis and a Mack truck established the groundwork for the Evel Knievel Museum.
Baffled with the absence of progress, Lathan McKay and Marilyn Stemp set off to observe another home for Knievel’s, Mack truck named “Enormous Red” as the reclamation had slowed down in New Jersey. A then-current colleague settled on a telephone decision to Harley-Davidson vendor Mike Patterson of Topeka, Kansas, whose group of bike reclamation specialists had as of late finished a ground up reconstructing of Jerry Lee Lewis’ 1959 Panhead, which sold at sell off for $350,000.
Patterson’s group had never reestablished a Mack truck however they approached the aptitude required. Almost 100 people endorsed on to revive the well known Mack. During the multi month reclamation Patterson, Mckay and James Caplinger chose to take on a considerably greater undertaking. To construct the world’s first Evel Knievel Museum. Patterson fabricated an expansion to his Harley-Davidson showroom in Topeka to house the fascination.
The Evel Knievel exhibition hall was named one of the main 10 best new public attractions in 2017 by USA Today, and is authoritatively approved by the Knievel bequest.
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