Extreme Motorcyclist Smashes Evel Knievel's Jump Records On Live TV

Evel Knievel jumping the fountains at Caesars Palace in 1967

The first of the three stunts will see Pastrana attempt to replicate Knievel's 1973 jump over 50 crushed cars across a span of 120 feet at the L.A. Coliseum.

The jump was flawless, the landing tight but successful, and Pastrana had done what he had set out to do - fulfill Evel Knievel's promise never to leave a jump unfinished, albeit 50 years later.

Pastrana's second jump was a recreation of Knievel's (ultimately failed) jump of 13 buses at London's Wembley Stadium in 1975. In Las Vegas on Sunday night, Pastrana cleared three jumps.

Knievel's son Robbie successfully jumped the fountains in 1989, but as a one-off jump.

The 34-year-old action sports star vaulted over 52 flattened cars and 16 Greyhound buses in a vacant lot behind Planet Hollywood Resort before successfully landing a jump over the ornamental fountains at Caesars Palace - a stunt that almost took his predecessor's life on New Year's Day 1967.

He covered 143 feet over the crushed cars and 192 feet over the buses in the first two jumps bettering Knievel's records.

"It's just such an honor to live in Evel's footsteps", Pastrana said in wrapping up his incredible evening before thanking the fans.

Knievel crashed just before the landing ramp during his attempt in 1967, crushing his pelvis and fracturing several bones.

In the age of social media and millions of eyes being on live events like this, it was surely health'n'safety-ed to the max.

You can watch all three jumps in succession below.

To fully honor Knievel, Pastrana dressed like the daredevil and rode a similar style of bike.

Over 50 years after Knievel's memorable crash, Pastrana cleared the fountains outside the Las Vegas casino. "I'm not done yet, but this was one of the coolest things - the coolest thing - I've ever done". That somebody is stuntman and X Games championship gold medalist Travis Pastrana who completed not one, but three record-setting jumps on Sunday July 8, 2018. If you thought the result of the bus jump was bad, brace yourself. Pastrana celebrated and cooled off at the same time by taking a flying leap into the Caesars' fountains.



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