In each of the jumps, all dedicated to a different feat attempted by the daredevil, Pastrana made history by landing each of them successfully.
In what was billed as a tribute to Evel Knievel, daredevil Travis Pastrana attempted three of Knievel's motorcycle jumps on Sunday in Las Vegas ― and in the process, he bested the famed stunt performer three times.
The first jump Pastrana recreated was Knievel's 50-stacked-car jump, which Knievel landed at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in February of 1973.
The third and final jump was reenacting Knievel's legendary attempt to jump the Caesar's Palace fountain. In 1975, Knievel jumped 14 buses.
Travis Pastrana completes his jump over the fountains at Caesars Palace.
After his first two jumps over the cars and buses, Pastrana had a police escort while riding the same motorcycle along Las Vegas Boulevard all while popping wheelies and stopping to high-five and shake hands with fans.
"Man it's just such an honor to live a day in Evel's footsteps", Pastrana said in an interview after the jump.
Pastrana, dressed in a white leather suit adorned with stars and stripes as an homage to the late Knievel (who died in 2007 aged 69), said it was "an honour to live a day in Evel's boots". He crushed his pelvis and fractured several other bones.
Those in the US will be able to watch Pastrana in action from 8 p.m. EST Sunday on the History Channel. While these stunts might be seen as "easier" than some of the tricks he's done in the past, he put on a heck of a show for the Las Vegas crowd.
Pastrana surpassed Knievel by jumping over 52 cars, complete with pyrotechnics.
You can watch all three jumps in succession below. "I'm not done yet, but this was one of the coolest things - the coolest thing - I've ever done". It was also the shortest of the three jumps which allowed Pastrana, straddling his Indian Scout FTR 750, to get some proper warm up. Where, I'm jumping basically a street bike. Pastrana celebrated his success with a few burnouts and a dive in the fountain-it was a scorching 110 after all in Vegas.