Evel Knievel

Video: Robb Mariani on his favorite two subjects: Evel Knievel and, you guessed it, trucks

"I caught up with former American Trucker host and certified 'truck nut' Robb Mariani at GATS, where Mariani is one of the many people involved in the long restoration of the Evel Knievel haul rig on hand to greet GATS visitors at the Mack Trucks booth."

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PHOTOS: Sneak peek at the restored Evel Knievel Mack haul rig on the GATS show floor

Catch a few sneak-peek images of the classic 1974 Mack haul rig from the show floor before GATS opened in the gallery here. The rig is on display in the Mack Trucks booth.

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Evel Knievel’s ‘Big Red’ Mack gets red-carpet treatment at Hollywood premiere of ‘Being Evel’

The legendary daredevil's 1974 custom Mack FS786LST cabover rises again. Photos: The rig and memorabilia display was shown attendant to the premiere of the "Being Evel" documentary this week.

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Restored Evel Knievel Mack haul rig to travel to GATS!

The Evel Knievel Mack's showing at the Great American Trucking Show will come on the heels of the Aug. 21 opening of the "Being Evel" feature documentary about the daredevil's life. Watch the trailer here.

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Video: Another Godfrey goes after semi-truck jump record — and nails it

Daredevil Gregg Godfrey nailed a world-record-worthy semi-truck jump at Evel Knievel Days July 24, landing the rig 166 feet from the launch point.

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Photos: The Evel Knievel haul rig, finished!

Photos of the finished rig! The 1974 Mack FS cabover haul rig of legendary the daredevil will be staged as a traveling exhibition beginning July 23 at the Evel Knievel Days festival in Butte, Mont.

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The resurrection of Evel Knievel’s 1970s Mack haul rig

In this podcast with Robb Mariani, the onetime host and producer of the American Trucker show marks the beginning of the end of the story of the Evel Knievel Mack haul rig he located several years ago. The restoration is almost done.

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Cracking Evel Knievel’s forgotten safe

Host Robb Mariani got quite a surprise when he was filming an episode of “American Trucker.” See an exclusive video of what was found during restoration of a 1974 Mack FS700.

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Evel Knievel’s driver and the 1973 Overdrive interview

Unearthing the history behind Evel Knievel's 1970s touring operation with former driver Mike Draper. Bonus: Videos of the old Mack haul rig, currently undergoing restoration.

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Got downtime in central Indy? ‘Steel Ponies’ on exhibit through Aug.

If you have or can schedule downtime in and around Indianapolis in the coming months, there's a neat exhibit for motorcycle enthusiasts and others interested in the history and culture of two-wheeled transportation at the Eiteljorg Museum of the American Indians and Western Art at the White River State Park downtown -- (317) 636-9378. On March 10, Steel Ponies opens (running through August), featuring vintage historical motorcycles and famous Hollywood bikes as well as tricked-out custom jobs ...

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