Denny Edwards — United States

Denny Edwards known as "The Flying Irishman" was born in 1945 in Oregon. He started jumping motorcycles professionally in 1972 and retired in 1985. But his retirement only lasted 32 years. He came out of retirement for one day only on August 12, 2017. The photo below shows Denny at the age of 72 years successfully jumping his 1966 Triumph over two vintage semi-trucks. This made him the oldest man to date to jump a motorcycle ramp-to-ramp. The jump took place August 12 at 2PM at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnvile, Oregon. Congratulations Denny!

Below is a few photos highlighting his career as a cycle jumper.

Denny's Yamaha 650.

Jumping a long line of cars.

A promo photo of the Flying Irishman.

In 1983, Denny jumped a loaded log truck. The total jumping distance was 119ft.

Jumping 10 cars




1972- 1985, 2017