Evel Knievel and Topinka’s

by Dave Weller

Evel Knievel passed away today. He made quite an impact on us kids in the 70’s. Soon after we moved from California, we were eating dinner at Topinka’s, a long-closed restaurant at Seven Mile & Telegraph roads. It was September 8th, 1974, and Evel was attempting to jump the Snake River Canyon in Idaho. I just remember asking the waiter if he made it or not. I’ll never forget that.

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