Travis Pastrana triplicates Evel Knievel's most famous jumps

Travis Pastrana outside of Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip

Travis Pastrana jumped over 'em on a motorcycle on Sunday night.

Daredevil Travis Pastrana jumps over 52 crushed cars on an Indian Scout FTR750 motorcycle during "Evel Live", a three-hour live tribute show to stuntman Evel Knievel, in a lot behind Planet Hollywood hotel-resort in Las Vegas on Sunday, July 8, 2018.

Other than the abortive Snake River Canyon jump - which doesn't count because the Idaho state authorities classed the Skycycle X2 as an aircraft rather than a vehicle - Knievel's most notorious fail was his attempt to jump the fountains in front of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. He concluded the event by sailing 149 feet over the fountains at Caesars Palace.

"This is all about Evel, and the coolest thing about this whole thing, all of Evel's family is out here", Pastrana said.

Knievel, who died in 2007 at age 69, came up short on his attempt at jumping the fountain, hitting the knuckle just before the landing ramp and losing control. "I'm not done yet, but this was one of the coolest things - the coolest thing - I've ever done".

Prior to making the final jump, Pastrana told The History Channel, which televised the three-hour event live, "This has been absolutely unbelievable".

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Over 50 years after Knievel's memorable crash, Pastrana cleared the fountains outside the Las Vegas casino.

Travis Pastrana is no stranger to death-defying stunts. He also did so on a less-capable bike than he's used to riding, while wearing thick leathers, a cape (that he took off for the jumps), and platform shoes.

Then he rode the jump bike, with a police escort, down the Strip to Caesars Palace, pulling burnouts and wheelies along the way and even stopping to exchange high-fives with fans.

This jump wasn't the longest out of the three, but it was the most technically challenging due to the limited space to reach the recommended jump speed of 70 miles per hour.

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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