Young Knievel Sails Over 24 Trucks

Biker bests pop's 14-bus stunt
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 25, 2008 5:44 AM CDT

(Newser) – The daredevil son of the legendary Evel Knievel successfully jumped 24 semi-trucks on his motorcycle yesterday, dwarfing his father’s 1975 14-bus stunt, the Enquirer reports. A crowd of more than 40,000 gathered in Ohio to watch the flight, which intimidated young Robbie "Kaptain" Knievel “more than he let on,” said a business partner.

The biker took to the air at 95 mph and sailed 200 feet over a series of Coca-Cola trucks. “Hopefully I’ll see you after the jump,” Knievel quipped to the crowd. He put out his back in a hard landing, but “he’s thrilled—we’re all thrilled,” said his partner.