Travis Pastrana nails all three of Evel Knievel's most famous jumps

Evel Knievel jumping the fountains at Caesars Palace in 1967

Evel Knievel jumping the fountains at Caesars Palace in 1967

Donning his own Knievel-like costume, Pastrana used an Indian Scout FTR750 to jump 143 feet to clear 52 crushed cars, 192 feet over 16 Greyhound buses and concluded the "Evel Live" event on the History Channel by jumping 149 feet to clear the fountains at Caesars Palace.

The second jump had Pastrana recreating a stunt Knievel performed at King's Island in OH, when he jumped 14 Greyhound buses.

Pastrana's third jump was a recreation of Knievel's attempt to clear the fountain at Caesars Palace. Knievel managed the jump but failed the landing, telling the 90,000-strong crowd at the time that he would "never, ever, ever jump again" before walking out, despite having a broken pelvis.

Then came the grand finale: Jumping the main fountain at Caesar's Palace.

After his first two jumps over the cars and buses, Pastrana had a police escort while riding the same motorcycle along Las Vegas Boulevard all while popping wheelies and stopping to high-five and shake hands with fans.

"It's just such an honor to live a day in Evel's footsteps and literally his boots", Pastrana, according to ESPN.

That was not the case for Pastrana, even though he had a significantly smaller area for both takeoff and landing due to capital improvements and expansion of the same area over the years after Knievel made his jump attempt more than 50 years ago.

The History channel broadcast the event under the title "Evel Live".

You can watch all three jumps in succession below.

He said he was not trying to outshine the notorious stuntman, who died in 2007, but pay homage to his legacy of wanting to go higher, farther and more unsafe than anyone had gone before. First Nitro Circus show here. "I'm not done yet, but this was one of the coolest things - the coolest thing - I've ever done".

He only had 200ft of run up to get his bike up to 70mph before he launched off the ramp, soared over the iconic fountains, and landed safely on the other side.

He set up the vehicle and bus jumps in the huge service area behind the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino - and did all his practice jumps on his usual dirtbike because the big Indian street-bike was completely unsuitable as a jumper.

Even with just a 200-foot run-off area, Pastrana made the final and most hard jump (a record length of 149 feet) look easy, even performing a NASCAR-style two-wheeled burnout in celebration.

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