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Date registered: Apr 2005
Vehicle: 2002 ML320, 2005 S430 4MATIC, 2010 F150 Crew Cab
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Evel Knievel Takes Final Break
"Evel" Knievel, arguably the world's most famous daredevil motorcycle rider, has died, according to his official Web site. He was 69.
Born in Montana as Robert Craig Knievel Jr., the stuntman extraordinaire rose to fame in the 1960s and became synonymous with high-flying attempts to clear impossible obstacles on his two-wheeler.
Only two days before his death, it was reported that Knievel and Kanye West amicably settled a federal lawsuit that the stuntman brought last year over the use of Knievel's trademarked image in a video for Kanye's song "Touch the Sky." In it, West took on the persona of "Evel Kanyevel" and tries to jump a rocket-powered motorcycle over a canyon â€“ an apparent nod to Knievel's failed attempt to jump Idaho's Snake River Canyon in 1974.
According to the Associated Press, Knievel and West recently met in the motorcycle legend's Clearwater, Fla., condo, and Knievel also expressed concern for West, who was mourning the loss of his mother who died suddenly earlier this month.
"I know he's had some tough times the past few weeks, and I hope things work out," Knievel was quoted as saying.
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