: I think Bubba had the best answer for that
: question a few years ago. Nobody would pay
: him enough money and low public demand.
: Seriously, the New Years eve live football
: field jump drove the nail in the coffin for
: actual daredevil , unrehearsed ramp to ramp
: 10 - 20 car jumps. New age viewers don't
: have a clue of the seat of the pants, I
: think it will fly this far true daredevel
: life risking jumps of old. Glad some of us
: are here to still appreciate the life you
: speak of Ed.
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: I know the list of ramp to ramp jumps over
: cars/buses/helicopters has just about
: totally diminished.
: Back in the 70's 80's 90's there were a
: bunch of us traveling around the US, CANADA
: and some in Europe and other places too.
: Usually we were jumping at Drag Strips,
: Circle Tracks or some biker party like
: Sturgis but what really elevated us that
: made a living out of this was of course
: getting some NatL Tv time and lots of
: magazines and newspapers.
: Now with the WEB we can get world wide
: coverage in seconds - but it seems there is
: no one wanting to be an added attraction
: doing the speedways and drag strips anymore.
: Is there anyone traveling around jumping at
: any drag strips week to week like we did (I
: did over 50 speedway/drag strip Jump shows
: in one year in 1981). Made a good living
: and kept healthy so it was a win/win deal.
: That was my life from 1978-79-80-81. then I
: took a break and came back and did it it in
: the winter of 1984 with Truck n Tractor
: Pulls and was gone every week from Jan 1st
: thru mid April in nearly every dome and many
: arenas all over the US and Canada. That
: year I made a tremendous amount of money and
: stayed off the ground.
: I know Bubba - Doug - Bob Gill - and a few
: other bike guys and even Henry have done
: shows at speedways.
: So are there anyone like us that did this
: out there traveling around like we did?
: Heck in 79-89-81 - I would leave in January
: and not come back home to stay till usually
: after the first part of October. It was
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