Evel Knievel is best known for almost killing himself dozens of times for fame, money, and the thrill of almost killing himself dozens of times. But Evel Knievel also dabbled in other ways to make money. Take, for example. this very old ad for Evel Knievel frozen treats. They don’t look very appetizing to me, but I’m not an Evel Knievel fan. Maybe the trick is to squint at the advertisement and imagine the sicles jumping over some buses. Anyone could appreciate a nice ice-pop after the resulting fiery crash.
I like how they went through the trouble to label these the “official” Evel Knievel barely edible treats. Were a lot of people trying to use the Evel Knievel name to mount model rockets on sticks and then sell them to the gullible public? If I’m going to get cancer from a popsicle, it’s damn well going to be an official Evel Knievel popsicle.
That motor-sicle pop looks like it was molded from Evel’s bike after a nearly fatal jump. The color red was chosen because of the amount of blood covering the cycle.
As legit as the ad looks, I think it might be a mock ad put out by some kind of motorcycle safety organization. Doesn’t the kid eating that sky-sicle look a little brain damaged? That’s what happens when you try to slingshot your motorcycle off a flock of kites into a field of rubber tires and over the heads of forty lions. Something is bound to go wrong and leave you happily licking an iced rocket that tastes like a gasoline leak.