February 11th, 2008 18 Comments » | View blog reactions
Here’s an excellent video from the seventies when it was popular to jump over insane amounts of cars, trucks and what not. This is the stuff legends are made of.
Sadly though “Super Joe” Einhorn payed the price after just a few years of success, where a serious crash left him brain damaged. Noticing the helmet he’s wearing, which I’m sure was the highest safety standards at the time, gives you the shivers.
“In San Jose, California 1971, ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” covered Super Joe jumping his Triumph 650 over 20 cars. This brought instant recognition & fame and the ‘Super Joe’ legend was born.
His career ended tragically however in 1976 following a jump in Chicago which left him brain damaged. “