Motorsports Superstar Travis Pastrana Will Attempt Three of
Daredevil Evel Knievel’s Most Daring Motorcycle Stunts,
Including the Ill-Fated Caesars Palace Fountain Jump from
50 Years Ago…
And Every Nerve-Wracking Moment Will be Captured in a
Special 3-Hour LIVE EVENT on HISTORY!
Ric Talks with Travis Pastrana On Location at the
Caesars Palace Fountain, Live from Las Vegas,
About His Upcoming Death-Defying Stunts and
Paying Homage to an Iconic Daredevil.
Evel Live is an unprecedented three-hour live event happening Sunday, July 8, at 8PM ET (5PM PT) and is part of HISTORY’S second annual car week. American professional motorsports star Travis Pastrana will honor legendary daredevil Evel Knievel by attempting three of his most dangerous feats in Las Vegas, Nevada, all while riding a modern day recreation inspired by the motorcycle Knievel used. These stunts include: breaking Knievel’s record jump over the length of 52 cars, another record-breaking jump over 16 full size buses, and aiming to make history as the first person to successfully jump the Caesars Palace fountain on a bike similar to the one Knievel used 50 years ago – an attempt that ended with a crash that left Knievel grasping for life. If Pastrana rides away from all three, he will be the only person to successfully beat two of Knievel’s distance records and land a jump over the fountain on a v-twin motorcycle. All of this will happen in the span of just three hours, and HISTORY will capture every exhilarating, nerve-wracking moment live.
Alongside the three epic jumps will be live interviews with Knievel and Pastrana family members, archival footage of the history behind Knievel’s many daring jumps, and expert analysis. Evel Knievel was the world’s first iconic daredevil and created a legacy that inspired generations and left audiences in awe of his audacious feats. Pastrana has stepped into Knievel’s shoes as America’s modern-day daredevil. Inspired by his predecessor, Pastrana was the first person ever to land a double backflip on a motorcycle.
For more information, visit: www.history.com/specials/evel-live/about