Take that old man

Robbie Knievel bested his old man Evel by jumping 24 delivery trucks over the weekend.? The jump was approximately 200 feet and took place at the same place as one of his father’s most famous jumps.

Evel Knievel jumped 115 feet over 14 buses at Kings Island in 1975 in an event that was watched by more than half of the nation’s television viewers. He died last year at the age of 69 after suffering from failing health for many years.

Robbie Knievel dedicated his stunt to his father, U.S. war veterans and those serving in the military.

I’m not sure people still get excited about this sort of thing.? Admittedly it’s kinda lame and as far as stunts go, well, certainly, other dare devils have taken things up a notch from jumping long distances.? Still, I don’t know what it is, but I get a kick out of the sheer ridiculousness of the production.? The nostalgia, the aping of his father’s costume, dedicating it to U.S. war veterans and active duty military personnel, it’s all so absurd.

Video evidence if you care.?

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