AMERICAN DAREDEVILS

AMERICAN DAREDEVILS

About AMERICAN DAREDEVILS

The daredevil has always held a place in American culture. Their roots can be traced to the 1920s when the Barnstormers, returning airmen from World War I who bought surplus military aircraft, took to the skies and travelled across the nation selling airplane rides and performing dangerous tricks for people in small towns. And Evel Knievel is an American icon whose stunts captivated kids and adults alike in the 1970s. But today, daredevils are a dying breed with only a handful of men still touring the country performing stunt shows and trying to scratch out a living in a business where the bigger the stakes, the bigger the payday. And although there is no retirement fund for daredevils, these men love what they do for a living and are hell-bent on keeping their tradition alive. Daredevils will follow the lives of three colorful, modern-day professional stuntmen and their crews as they hit the road to embark on a season in which they will compete for records.