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Fulfilling the Dream – Return to Snake River

Introduction from Greg Tracy.  “One of my stunt brothers, Eddie Braun, is going to finish what Evel Knievel didn’t have the chance to finish. So proud to call Eddie my friend.”  GT

“Touching Superman’s Cape, How Do You Describe That?” –  Eddie Braun

Eddie Braun was born November 1961 in Southern California, where he was raised. Eddie began his career as a professional stuntman in 1979 after an inspirational meeting with his hero, Evel Knievel.

When Eddie was a young man in the 1970’s, he went to see Evel Knievel perform at the Ascot Raceway in Gardenia, California. After the event, Eddie personally met Knievel. The great daredevil put his arm around him and said,

“Hey, listen kid, no matter what happens, don’t let people say you can’t do anything.”
– Evel Knievel

In over 30 years as a professional stunt coordinator, stuntman and performance driver, Eddie has appeared in over 1000 national commercials, motion pictures, television shows and music videos. Some of his film stunt credits include The Avengers, Sons of Anarchy, Two and a Half Men. Braun has worked alongside great actors and talent such as Jackie Chan, Charlie Sheen, Robert De Niro, and Madonna.

After a long and successful career inspired by Mr. Knievel, Eddie hopes to achieve the crowning highlight of his career by successfully coordinating and piloting the “Evel Spirit” rocket over the Snake River Canyon, thus fulfilling of the dream of his hero, Robert Craig “Evel” Knievel 40 years later.

(L-R) Greg Tracy and Eddie Braun
(L-R) Greg Tracy and Eddie Braun

 

Evel Spirit
Evel Spirit

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6 time winner of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Professional Stuntman....

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