Stuntman and daredevil Evel Knievel set a world’s indoor record with a motorcycle jump on March 29, 1974 when he successfully cleared 17 Ford vans in front of 8,173 spectators in Portland’s Memorial Coliseum.
The Wild World of Sports was there:
(Note: The jump occurred on March 29th – my guess is that the video caption is either a mistake or the broadcast date.)
Gina D. says
I was there with my Dad and Uncles that day. My Uncle Ray Wise was a Midget Car racer and he toured with Evel Knievel on the circuit. He raced that night in Portland at the midget car race held along with Evel’s show at the Coliseum. My Uncle won the race that night, it was pretty awesome since his 2 brothers had been in the audience that night watching the race.