Last night in Las Vegas, motorsports pro Travis Pastrana replicated three of Evel Knievel’s iconic jumps, including one that Knievel failed to complete during his legendary run as high-flying daredevil. 

Pastrana, riding an Indian Scout FTR750, jumped 143 feet to clear 52 crushed cars and 192 feet over 16 Greyhound buses. He concluded the “Evel Live” event on the History Channel by jumping 149 feet to clear the fountains at Caesars Palace. 

According to ESPN, Knievel came up short on his attempt to jump the fountain in 1967, hitting the knuckle just before the landing ramp. He went headfirst over the handlebars, crushed his pelvis and fractured several other bones in the process.

“It’s just such an honor to live a day in Evel’s footsteps and literally his boots,” Pastrana said. “To be here in Las Vegas, so much of my history has been here. I proposed to my wife here. I had [the] first Nitro Circus show here. This was definitely the coolest thing I’ve ever done.”

“This is all about Evel, and the coolest thing about this whole thing, all of Evel’s family is out here,” said Pastrana, whose outfit included a white jumpsuit with the blue V and white stars, a cape and high-heel dress boots. “This is the home of the most iconic jump, one of the most iconic events that has ever gone down. And to end at Caesars Palace, to have a chance to jump the fountain, it’s not the longest jump, but it’s definitely the hardest.”

Check out the footage in the videos embedded below.


Travis Pastrana Lands 3 Of Evel Knievel's Legendary Jumps