KNIEVEL - LETTER TO DOUG
Evel Knievel SkyCycle X-1
Doug Malewicki, the inventor/engineer of
the SkyCycle X-1, worked with Evel Knievel,
the internationally renowned daredevil and famed LAST GLADIATOR from 1968 through 1973.
Here is a photo of the LETTER, which I have purposely cluttered digitally.
TEXT of this letter:
Enclosed is a check to cover
some of your expenses per your statement
sent to my attn: several weeks ago.
If you want to get in touch with
me in the next few days I will be
at St. Joseph Hosp. in Burbank, Calif.
I'm having an operation on my hip.
I chose to show this letter because it is absolutely CLASSIC Evel Knievel! In the hospital again and always somewhat late in payments. I wonder what this may be worth to Evel's fans. We'll let EBay decide - once I dig through my collection and find the original. So far all I found was the 35mm color slide that I made the print shown above from.
I have to also point out that the first time I actually met with Evel he was in a hospital after crashing while practicing for a jump at Beeline drag way in Phoenix, Arizona. We had several telephone discussions prior to that first meeting. Wouldn't you know it - a gorgeous blonde go-go show girl was sitting at his bed side when I arrived. More CLASSIC Knievel. He promptly shooed her out so we could talk. Little did I know what an interesting adventure this first meeting would lead to for the young nerdy rocket engineer - me!
The letter is authentic, which can be confirmed by any of the companies that verify celebrity writing and signatures.
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