Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Travis Pastrana Successfully Triplicates Evel Knievel’s Iconic Jumps

Evel Knievel outside of Caesars Palace in 1967 Evel Knievel outside of Caesars Palace in 1967
Lora Ball | 09 July, 2018, 23:43

Travis Pastrana jumped a row of crushed cars on a motorcycle, Sunday, in Las Vegas.

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

Travis Pastrana successfully landed three motorcycle jumps in tribute to the legendary Evel Knievel.

The third and final jump was reenacting Knievel's legendary attempt to jump the Caesar's Palace fountain.

Such an attempt wasn't as hard for Pastrana, who jumped over 16 buses easily.

"Man I tell you what, it's been such an honor". Where, I'm jumping basically a street bike.

Wonder Woman Surprises Virginia Children's Hospital
Lucas Colazzo, a cardiac surgeon at the hospital, wrote alongside a photo of Gadot posing with several employees. The movie has since cast Kristen Wiig as the film's villain , Cheetah, and Pedro Pascal in an undisclosed role.

Avengers : Infinity War - details on a lovely scene epic abandoned
Let's hope he doesn't take it too hard, who knows what it could mean for the production of Avengers 4 . One subreddit will soon be perfectly balanced, as all things should be.

Bihar teen rape: Principal, teacher sent to jail for fortnight
Woman police SHO Indra Rani said the survivor would be produced before a judicial magistrate on Saturday to record her statement. The accused threatened to make the video viral if she reported the matter to anyone in the school or at her hom, she said.

His first jump was something of a warmup - a casual 143 feet over 52 cars stacked three to a pile.

Pastrana, who is nearing the end of an impressive career as a stunt showman and professional motorsports competitor, admitted he was nervous leading up to the event, which began in an empty lot behind Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Paris Las Vegas and Bally's Las Vegas.

The stunts, set to air live during "Evel Live" on the History Channel, will be performed by Pastrana on an Indian Scout FTR750. "I'm not done yet, but this was definitely one of the coolest things, the coolest thing I've ever been able to do". The second jump involved breaking Knievel's record of jumping 14 Greyhound buses by jumping 16 buses for a total of 192 feet; and again, he made it look easy. "This is the home of the most iconic jump, one of the most iconic events that has ever gone down".

When Knievel attempted to jump 141 feet over the 15-foot high fountain, he crushed his pelvis and broke his left hip, right ankle and both hands and wrists.

After finishing with a few burnouts, Pastrana celebrated his triplicating feat by diving into the fountain.

Recommended

OMCs gain as US-China trade war fears weigh on oil prices OMCs gain as US-China trade war fears weigh on oil prices For the week ended on July 6, the total number of oil drilling rigs in the USA increased by 5, or by 0.6 percent - to 863 units. US markets also garnered support from a government employment report showing better-than-expected growth in jobs.

Harry Kane Spurred On By England's World Cup Class Of '66 Harry Kane Spurred On By England's World Cup Class Of '66 He is not the only look-alike making a name for himself during this world cup . We had the sense before the game that we don't want to go home yet.

Untroubled Federer into Wimbledon last 16 Untroubled Federer into Wimbledon last 16 When the practice schedule was released yesterday at Wimbledon , the first reaction was to wonder if there had been some mistake. Two double-faults from De Minaur followed by a net error allowed Nadal to serve for the first set, which he took easily .

Boris Johnson quits UK government in mounting Brexit crisis Boris Johnson quits UK government in mounting Brexit crisis Euroskeptic Conservative lawmaker Peter Bone said party activists felt "betrayed" by the government plan. Jacob Rees-Mogg says Brexit Secretary David Davis's resignation is a "real hope" for "rescuing Brexit ".

Russia, US readying deal for summit Russia, US readying deal for summit Russia's expectations were low heading into the World Cup , but Cherchesov feels their efforts have won over the public. We could only prove our worth by working hard", said Cherchesov.

Scientists cautiously optimistic about HIV vaccine candidate Scientists cautiously optimistic about HIV vaccine candidate For now, people infected with HIV rely on lifelong virus-suppressing anti-retroviral treatment (ART) to stay healthy. A new HIV vaccine is inspiring "cautious" hope in scientists after it passed human trials with "promising" results.

Lebanese woman sentenced to eight years for 'insulting' Egypt Lebanese woman sentenced to eight years for 'insulting' Egypt Mazbouh fiercely criticized the way she had been treated, claiming she was "harassed by taxi drivers and men in the street". Tourist Mona el-Mazbouh complained about sexual harassment in profanity-laced video, with Egyptians responding in kind.

Oprah Winfrey Narrowly Avoids Fashion Disaster At Royal Wedding Oprah Winfrey Narrowly Avoids Fashion Disaster At Royal Wedding The newly minted Duchess of Sussex wore a sleeveless Brandon Maxwell sheath dress paired with Manolo Blahnik nude pumps. The pair seemed to get on brilliantly with photos of them laughing and smiling together beamed around the world.

Fearless France ready to show Belgium's Henry he picked wrong side Fearless France ready to show Belgium's Henry he picked wrong side Marouane Fellaini has made one of the midfield spots his own since his game changing performance against Japan last week. For the French to land it, they'll have to end Belgium's 24-match unbeaten run which comprises 19 wins and five draws.

The Queen and Prince Philip will not attend Prince Louis's christening The Queen and Prince Philip will not attend Prince Louis's christening James's Palace in London , Prince George was dressed up in the newly made replica of the classic Victorian christening gown. However, his great-grandmother the queen and her husband Prince Philip will not be among the guests, Kensington Palace said.

London ambulance damaged as England fans celebrate World Cup quarter-final win London ambulance damaged as England fans celebrate World Cup quarter-final win Footage from Clapham, south London, sees a fan plunge through a glass bus stop roof after leaping from the top of a double-decker bus.

Ant-Man and the Wasp Gets Really Big Opening Weekend Ant-Man and the Wasp Gets Really Big Opening Weekend It's the first animated film to ever surpass $500 million at the North American box office, and the 12th film ever to do so. Universal and Amblin Entertainment's " Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom " scored $27.6 million from 86 worldwide territories.

Philippine president vows to resign if anybody can prove God exists Philippine president vows to resign if anybody can prove God exists Duterte lamented in that speech that Adam and Eve's sin in Christian theology resulted in all the faithful falling from divine grace.

Starbucks to eliminate plastic straws by 2020 Starbucks to eliminate plastic straws by 2020 A number of restaurants and private establishments also have taken measures to curb their use of plastic straws. Frappuccino drinks will still be served with dome lids, but with straws made from paper or compostable plastic.

Robin Wright on Kevin Spacey: 'I didn't know the man' Robin Wright on Kevin Spacey: 'I didn't know the man' Australian actor Guy Pearce says the disgraced actor was "handsy" during their time together on LA Confidential . He said: "The older I get, and the more I know, I feel very fortunate that something worse didn't happen.