You can read more about the entire Evil Knievel line by going HERE.
As the popularity of Evel Knievel grew in the 70s, Ideal created a female counterpart for the girl market called Derry Daring. DERRY? What kind of name is that? It's like the female version of Hitler. No one is naming their kids either Derry or Hitler these days.
I would have had no problem with adding this younger sister to Penelope Pitstop to my action figure family. I couldn't promise, however, that her hair would not have to be cut after repeatedly being sent through the ring of fire.
I wonder how many little girls got turned onto motorcycle riding after getting this toy? The motorcycle was the same design and worked identical to the one Evil used. As a toy these bikes were practically indestructible. I have ran mine into walls and launched it down staircases and the bike just hit the ground and kept going. This was a toy built to take abuse and for that reason it gave you hours and hours of quality playtime.
I almost never see one of these show up on EBay complete in box or I would jump at it. Ideal remade their Evil Knievel set a few years ago and I would like to see the same thing done with Derry Daring. It would never happen due to her obscurity but I never stop dreaming.