Knievel & Kidd reunited tomorrow

Legendary daredevils from opposite sides of the Atlantic will be reunited tomorrow, when Robbie Knievel and Eddie Kidd meet up for the first time in 16 years.

The pair haven’t seen each other since their 1993 Daredevil Duel jump off. Knievel says they’ve spoken on the phone since then – Kidd “tries really hard but talks like a kid, but he’s always cracking jokes” he says – and neither can wait for the rendezvous.  

The pair plan a night out in London. “Eddie joked we’ll have to get some lapdancers in” says Robbie of the wheelchair-bound British jump ace, who suffered head injuries when a landing went wrong in 1996. Knievel’s organisation has provided Kidd with a state-of-the-art new wheelchair.

Robbie Knievel is in the UK promoting his May 2010 attempt to jump 16 double-decker buses on a Harley Davidson XR750. The jump has been tentatively scheduled for 22 May at Battersea power station, after Wembley wanted too much money to host the jump, which reprises his father’s 13-bus attempt in 1975, according to Knievel.

Watch the video to see Kidd at his peak:


Guy Procter

By Guy Procter