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15 Bus Jump
December 18, 1999



The Bubba Blackwell Jumping Experience

15 Bus World Record Jump — December 18, 1999

On a very cold Las Vegas Saturday night, Bubba Blackwell sat out to achieve a record that had never been attempted on a Harley-Davidson XR 750. The jump took place across the street from the Stratosphere Hotel on the Las Vegas strip.

He climbed aboard his red, white and blue bike and soared into the record books by leaping over 15 full-size tour buses for the UPN daredevil television program, "I Dare You". Bubba flew well over 157 feet to shatter is own previous record of 14 buses that he achieved just six months earlier in Del Mar, California on July 4, 1999 when Bubba broke Evel Knievel's record jump of 13 buses (Evel landed on the 14th bus in Kings Island in 1975).

Left: His Harley he used for the jump. Right: The sign outside the fairgrounds.



Photo credits: © Jeff Werner / Incredible Features / Nash Entertainment

Photos compliments of Bubba Blackwell.


 

 

 

 

Suit used for jump