Travis Pastrana Jumps the Caesars Palace Fountain in Epic Motorcycle Stunt

Evel Knievel jumping the fountains at Caesars Palace in 1967

On Sunday, Travis Pastrana, vehicle racer and motorcycle daredevil, recreated three stunts in Las Vegas originally done by his idol, Evel Knievel, one of which nearly killed Knievel in the process.

Nonetheless, to watch Travis Pastrana attempt the three iconic Evel Knievel jumps, see the clips above and below.

Next up will be a re-creation of Knievel's 1975 bus jump - only Pastrana will attempt to clear 16 Greyhounds to his predecessor's 14.

Pastrana's epic stunt started with the "50 Car Jump", followed by the "Wembley Bus Jump", and ended with the infamous "Caesar's Palace Fountain" jump, which nearly killed Knievel 50 years ago.

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

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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 event took place in Las Vegas Sunday and was produced and aired live by The History Channel. And to replicate the kind of bikes his predecessor jumped, Pastrana will do it on an Indian Scout FTR750 - not one of the much lighter motorcross dirt bikes typically ridden in the X Games events.

"It's not the longest jump but it's definitely the hardest". "This is the most infamous location, Caesar's Palace, to jump the fountain". He flew head first over the handlebars and tumbled like a rag doll along the pavement. "I made my dreams come true and hopefully everyone enjoyed the show".

With less than 200 feet to get his bike up to about 70 miles an hour, Pastrana soared over the iconic Caesar's Palace fountains in Las Vegas, and made it look easy.

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