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Travis Pastrana Jumps the Caesars Palace Fountain in Epic Motorcycle Stunt

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Evel Knievel outside of Caesars Palace in 1967

Maryland's own x-games star Travis Pastrana completes three of Evel Knievel's most outrageous stunts in just three hours.

In the first stunt had Pastrana clear 52 cars, beating Knievel's record of 50.

Pastrana's second jump was a recreation of Knievel's (ultimately failed) jump of 13 buses at London's Wembley Stadium in 1975.

Dressed in a replica of Knievel's signature white riding suit with a star-spangled blue V across the chest, the Nitro Circus star jumped 152 feet over 52 crushed cars, cleared 16 Greyhound buses and flew over the Caesars Palace fountains, a stunt that almost killed Knievel 50 years ago.

He celebrated his successes by hopping into the fountain.

"Man it's such a honor to live a day to in Evel's footsteps - and literally in his boots", the personable Pastrana said on the landing ramp as a huge crowd of onlookers cheered. I proposed to my wife here. "I'm not done yet, but this was definitely the coolest thing I've ever been able to do".

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

Here is Evel Knievel's jump at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 45 years ago. Pastrana recreated three of Evel Knievel's iconic motorcycle jumps on Sunday, including the leap over the fountains of Caesars Palace that left Knievel with multiple fractures and a severe concussion.

Pastrana made the jumps on an Indian Scout FTR750, a motorcycle that resembled the v-twin Harley Davidson used by Knievel but was technically more advanced. Pastrana got his epic shot flying over the fountain with the Caesar's Palace in the background before sticking the landing. The other two jumps I had enough time to hit my marks exactly ideal. The jump may prove even more hard for Pastrana because changes to Caesars Palace means he will have a shorter approach and smaller run-out area.

Of the three jumps, the one over the fountains was the shortest but also the most technical, the cramped confines of Caesars' front courtyard leaving little room for error.

Pastrana then did some burnouts to celebrate the feat.

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