Posted: Jul 28, 2012 5:54 PM by Jamie Leary - MTN News
BUTTE- "He was a character, he was pretty much always Evel Knievel in everything he did but he also had a soft side... "
Alicia Knievel Vincent flipped through a family photo album and pointed to a photo of her and her father outside a tour bus.
"I was really lucky. I got to see a lot of things other kids didn't. He took me with him... I rode bikes with him... if I said I wanted to stop to play mini golf he would. He was a good dad."
Alicia pointed to a photo of her father kissing her grandson and talked about how much he loved his grandkids.
Some people described the Dare Devil as pompous but his daughter says he cared deeply about Butte, his family and friends. He was proud of his town.
Alicia says she never gets sick of hearing about her father no matter what the story and looks forward to Evel Days.
"We love Evel Days. The fans are amazing. My dad's fans. Some of them come from London every year and all over the United States. We're just close with all of them. They're the best bunch of goofballs you'll ever meet."
Evel Knievel preformed his last jump in 1980 but his son Robbie Knievel carried on his father's legacy.
Alicia tells us she was never into stunts like some of her family,
"Robbie is so much like my dad. Exactly. The rest of us never really considered it. We are not dainty. My sister rides a bike, I ride a bike... sometimes. I don't know I guess I just like keeping all of my bones together."