Robbie Knievel – United States
"Kaptain" Robbie Knievel is continuing to make the Knievel name the most famous on one and two wheels. Robbie grew up under the guidance of his father world famous daredevil Evel Knievel. Robbie began riding at 2. When Evel rode wheelies on the streets of their hometown, Butte, Montana, Robbie usually was riding on the handle bars or in his father's lap.
Robbie made his national debut at the age of 8 when he and his older brother Kelly, motorcycled into Madison Square Garden to take a bow during one of Evel's performances. In 1974, at the age of 11, he joined Evel at Toronto's Exposition hall and put on his first exhibition. In the late 70's, Robbie toured with his father, but under Evel's direction. Evel wouldn't let him jump the lengths Robbie wanted to go.
So in the early 80's Robbie went out on his own. He planned to top every one of his father's record for jumping motorcycles and he has. Robbie's career has skyrocket! He has jumped everything from the fountains at Caesars Palace, 17 semi-trucks with no hands, a portion of the Grand Canyon, building-to-building jump at the Polo Club in Vegas, 25 trucks, a moving train, a flying airplane for the television show, "CHiPs", 30 limousines, 24 Coke Zero semi-trucks at Kings Island and more!
He has had countless of live televised jumps, appeared on every major talk show nationwide and has starred in television commercials. Yes, the Knievel legend continues. Robbie is now has his eye one more jump he hasn't completed, the Snake River Canyon.
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