SOMETHING NEW THAT WILL HAVE THEM ALL TALKING!!
RACE TRACKS, DRAG STRIPS, CELEBRATIONS, DEALERS, BIKER RALLIES!
Here is the hook to grab spectators and some big PR!
Big Ed’s ready to do a Harley Sportster Jump
lengthwise over a 14 x 70 Mobile Home at your event!
Call Big Ed Beckley 940-683-4742 now!
Nearly 10,000 people were in the McLane Stadium at Baylor University in Waco, Texs on Saturday night May 2nd! They were so pumped up and loud I could hear them over my Harley! After the jump we were invited to party with so many people after the show or to join them in their suites in the stadium and well we had a good time to say the least!
Robbie Brasher his wife Tamara and his son Ryan and his son’s side kick Stetson plus Risky Rick and his wife Edie and my buddy Charley Shirley extended my take off ramp from 6 ft to 8.5 feet and changed the angle to 15 degrees to launch me over the semi trucks and wreckers they brought me.
Coming out of the back of the stadium rear parking lot shifting gears and revving up that bike was exhilarating to say the least! As I was heading to the take off ramp it was rough and the flashbulbs were going off and as the bike went in the air I could hear the crowd screaming! As it landed I knew I had made it and let her down smoothly and got it stopped before I crashed into the stadium wall!
Thank you Jesus and all the Glory goes to my Lord for keeping me safe!
Special thanks to Tow King of Waco, Haps Leathers and Kenny Tolbert and also the Rock Church of Bridgeport, Texas
Like a fat kid with Cake I am smiling ear to ear!
I am so proud of my new HAPS LEATHERS
made by Mr and Mrs Kenny Hapke from Illinois!
These are some of the most awesome feeling,
fit, good looking costume that I have ever had.
The UPS truck unloaded the box here in my office
and when I opened the box if was as if magic popped out!
These are here in time and fit so I will be able to use them in Waco
when I let that Harley jump bike fly Saturday May 2nd!
Saturday May 2nd 2015 hopefully I get to cross one of my bucket list.
That specific item is a 10 Semi Truck Jump with my Harley which will take place inside of the McLane Stadium on the campus of the Baylor University!
Ironically 10 semi trucks is the jump I saw Evel do back in 1971 at the Kansas State Fair and that is what started my career. Never the opportunity has come around – till now!!
This will start out a even bigger show than me with 10 monster trucks in competition for the first ever open competition NO LIMITS Monster Truck World Championship! Also there is a Hot Rod Truck N Tractor Pull as well!
This is big . . . . this is the Big Show!
TicketMaster has tickets phone 1-800-745-3000 to order your tickets for this must see event or get them at the box office at the Stadium or on line ticketmaster.com
When you need to raise attendance or get some free publicity and also to thrill and entertain the crowds you have then Big Ed Beckley’s DareDevil Show will be just what the doctor ordered.
We are going to fire up a spring and summer tour right after our May 2nd ramp to ramp jump in Waco, Texas over 10 Semi Trucks.
We have some great “Quick Set Up” ramps for jumps at speedways where time is short or at Drag Strips where we have to be out of the way for the racing to resume these work great. They are the same ramps I just back in the 80’s so everything is safe and tried and true.
Get with us now for your needs or questions! Phone 940-683-4742 Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm Central Time. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
February was a busy month and so was March and here are some stories and photos of each of the jumps we did .
Dodge City Feb 6-7th
Both nights in Dodge City inside the United Wireless Arena were extremely difficult with no place to start and for sure no place to finish two nights of dangerous jumps. By the time we set up the take off ramp, 7 full size cars and vans, and the landing ramp Big Ed had 85 feet of take off area to the ramp starting in the concession hall way. Made both nights of jumps and and on Saturday night a near sold out great crowd of Southwestern Kansas people cheered him on. We saw many of my old home town friends who came it was a great weekend and thanks to Budweiser and the Bogners for their help.
Casper Feb 14th
Valentines night in Casper with a SOLD OUT crowd was awesome! We spent lots of time and money to build a very narrow ski ramp down through the seating area and it was a chilling experience as this was a one shot deal no speed runs just rev up the Harley and let her rip!
Billings Feb 21st
Another nearly sold out crowd! Since the tornado rebuild and added more seats this was the METRA ARENA’s largest crowd ever for a Monster truck show!
My approach to the ramp was from a dead stop in a storage room with slick concrete. Tried several times to get a rolling start and it just did not work so finally stuck it in 2nd gear and dropped the clutch and opened up the XR 600 Harley and shifted to 3rd gear and came drag racing out of the tunnel and headed up the take off ramp under power. It worked!
It has been over 20 years ago that Big Ed Beckley jumped inside the Metra Arena which is now called the Rim Rock Auto Arena in Billings. “Last time I was there I was on concrete with coke syrup for traction and it was sticky so getting speed up was no problem, this time is different!”, said Beckley from his Texas office.
This event Saturday night March 21st at 7:30pm is centered around Monster Trucks and other dirt events so the knobby rear tire will get a work out as he will have to drag race towards the ramp and get speed before going off the take off or it would be very dangerous. “Getting the speed up is going to be difficult but I believe my Harley XR 600 with this new hopped up 600 cc single will do the job!”
One thing for sure the last time he tried something like this was March 7th, 2014 and that jump took him to the hospital and he actually died in route to the Lubbock air port in a helicopter twice in that 40 minute flight. Smashing your helmet against the concrete and landing on a steel drain was not particularly good on Big Ed and he broke all 6 of his ribs on his right side as well as a horrific brain bleed. This time we hope and pray he will get the speed and be partying with his friends Gene Sullivan and the Jump for Jesus crew that will be helping him. He also has legendary tuner “Hacksaw” Mike Peters and his friend from the Galloping Goose MC there to support him and make sure the bike is right and the track is safe. Hold on Big Ed this one might be a little over the top!