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List of Evel Knievel career jumps

The career jumps and stunts of motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel spanned from 1965 to 1980.[1] As a professional daredevil, Knievel attempted or successfully jumped over 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps, as well as, his failed 1974 X-2 Skycycle rocket jump. The majority of his jumps were made on the Harley-Davidson XR-750 motorcycle.

Date Location Obstacle Distance Motorcycle Outcome Injuries
1965 Moses Lake, Washington Rattlesnakes and two Mountain Lions 40 feet Honda 305cc Scrambler successful sprained ankle
January 23, 1966 Indio, California Two pick-up trucks 45 feet Norton 750cc Atlas successful none
February 10, 1966 Barstow, California A speeding motorcycle mid-air jump no motorcycle missed jump groin injured
June 1, 1966 Post Falls, Idaho 12 Cars Unknown Norton 750cc Atlas Successful (First jump over cars)
June 19, 1966 Missoula, Montana 13 cars unknown Norton 750cc Atlas landed short knocked unconscious/broken arm/broken ribs
October 30, 1966 Butte, Montana 14 cars unknown Norton 750cc Atlas successful none
March 25, 1967 Gardena, California 15 cars unknown Triumph Bonneville T120 successful none (video of first televised jump)
June 1967 Gardena, California 16 cars unknown Triumph Bonneville T120 successful none
July 28, 1967 Tacoma, Washington 16 cars unknown Triumph Bonneville T120 fell off landing light concussion
August 18, 1967 Tacoma, Washington 16 cars unknown Triumph Bonneville T120 successful none
September 24, 1967 Monroe, Washington 16 Chevrolets unknown Triumph Bonneville T120 successful none
November 24, 1967 San Francisco, California Three Motorcycles 100 feet Triumph Bonneville T120 successful none
November 25, 1967 San Francisco, California Triumph Banner unknown Triumph Bonneville T120 successful none
November 26, 1967 San Francisco, California Volkswagen bus and a van unknown Triumph Bonneville T120 successful none
December 1967 Long Beach, California 10 cars unknown Triumph Bonneville T120 successful none
December 31, 1967 Las Vegas, Nevada Caesars Palace Fountains 141 feet (longest of career) Triumph Bonneville T120 crashed on landing 29-day hospital stay[2]/broken ribs/broken hip/crushed pelvis (footage of crash)
May 25, 1968 Scottsdale, Arizona 13 cars unknown Triumph Bonneville T120 crashed on landing broken leg/fractured foot
August 3, 1968 Meridian, Idaho 13 cars unknown Triumph Bonneville T120 successful none
August 26, 1968 Spokane, Washington 13 cars unknown Triumph Bonneville T120 successful none
September 7, 1968 Missoula, Montana 13 cars unknown Triumph Bonneville T120 successful none
September 1968 Salt Lake City, Utah unknown unknown Triumph Bonneville unknown unknown
October 13, 1968 Carson City, Nevada 10 cars unknown Honda CL-450 Scrambler struck top of box trailer at landing ramp broken shoulder/broken hip
April 1969 Los Angeles, California 8 cars 80 feet American Eagle 750cc successful none
July 6, 1969 Gardena, California 17 Cars Unknown American Eagle 750cc Successful None
January 23, 1970 San Francisco, California 11 cars unknown American Eagle 750cc successful none
April 5, 1970 Kent, Washington 18 cars 120 feet American Eagle 750cc successful none
May 10, 1970 Yakima, Washington 13 Pepsi trucks 100 feet American Eagle 750cc landed on ramp and fell broken collarbone
June 19, 1970 Vancouver, Canada 12 cars unknown American Eagle 750cc successful none
July 4, 1970 Kent, Washington 19 cars unknown American Eagle 750cc landed but fell on wet grass cracked ribs/fractured vertebrae
August 16, 1970 Long Pond, Pennsylvania no obstacles between ramps unknown American Eagle 750cc crashed on landing cracked vertebrae/broken shoulder/broken hand
December 12, 1970 Los Angeles, California; Lions Dragstrip 13 cars unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
January 2, 1971 Houston, Texas 13 cars unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
February 1971 Ontario, California 19 cars 129 feet Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
March 1971 Chicago, Illinois unknown unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
July 1971 New York City, New York 9 cars and 1 van unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
July 1971 Buffalo, New York 13 vehicles unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
July 1971 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 12 Stegmaier Beer trucks unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
August 1971 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 10 Chevrolets unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
September 16, 1971 Great Barrington, Massachusetts 16 cars unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 lost control after landing none
September 18, 1971 Great Barrington, Massachusetts 10 cars unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
October 17, 1971 Hutchinson, Kansas 10 Kenworth trucks unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
October 21, 1971 Portland, Oregon 12 cars and 2 vans unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful broken hand on landing
January 23, 1972 Tucson, Arizona 12 cars and 3 vans unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
February 1972 Chicago, Illinois unknown unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
March 2, 1972 San Francisco, California 12 cars unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
March 3, 1972 San Francisco, California 15 cars unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 crashed on landing broken ankle/bruised ribs/bruised hand
March 1972 Detroit, Michigan 13 cars unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 crashed into wall after landing broken collarbone
April 1972 Plymouth, California 100 rattlesnakes and 2 vans unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
June 11, 1972 Atlanta, Georgia 13 Cadillacs unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 (First jump on alloy head XR750) overshot practice jump hurt both hands/compression fracture in back
June 17, 1972 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 3 cars unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
June 18, 1972 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 5 cars and 2 vans unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
June 25–26, 1972 East St. Louis 10 cars unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
July 30, 1972 Castle Rock, Colorado 7 trucks and 4 cars unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
September 1–2, 1972 Monroe, Wisconsin 22 cars unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 cleared 21 cars and hit safety deck none
January 5–7, 1973 Las Vegas, Nevada Several jumped leading up to 13 vans unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
February 18, 1973 Los Angeles, California 50 piled cars unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
February 23–25, 1973 Cleveland, Ohio unknown unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
March 2–4, 1973 Uniondale, New York unknown unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
March 16–18, 1973 Atlanta, Georgia unknown unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
March 23–25, 1973 Chicago, Illinois unknown unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
March 30, 1973 Detroit, Michigan unknown unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
April 13–15, 1973 St. Paul, Minnesota unknown unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
April 27–29, 1973 Cincinnati, Ohio unknown unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
June 22–24, 1973 Union Grove, Wisconsin 13 cars unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
July 29, 1973 Providence, Rhode Island unknown unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
October 6–7, 1973 Kaukauna, Wisconsin 10 cars and 3 trucks unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 crashed during repeat show fractured hand/bruised back/bruised kidneys
October 20, 1973 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 13 vehicles unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
February 17, 1974 North Richland, Texas 11 Mac trucks unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
March 29, 1974 Portland, Oregon 9 cars and 7 vans unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
April 13, 1974 Fremont, California 10 Mac trucks unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
April 20, 1974 Irvine, California 10 Mac trucks unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
April 28, 1974 Kansas, Missouri 10 Mac trucks unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
May 5, 1974 Tulsa, Oklahoma 10 Mac trucks unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
May 25–27, 1974 West Salem, Ohio 10 Mac trucks unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
August 20, 1974 Toronto, Ontario 13 Mac trucks 105 feet Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
September 8, 1974 Twin Falls, Idaho Snake River Canyon 3/4 mile-wide X-2 Skycycle steam-powered rocket parachute deployed at launch minor scrapes and cuts
May 26, 1975 London, England 13 single-decker buses 120 feet Harley-Davidson XR-750 landed on 13th bus fractured pelvis/broken hand/concussion
October 15, 1975 Kings Island 14 Greyhound buses 133 feet Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none (footage of jump)
October 11, 1976 Worcester, Massachusetts 3 jumps (4 vans then 7 vans then 10 vans) unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
October 29–30, 1976 Seattle, Washington 7 Greyhound buses unknown Harley-Davidson XR-750 successful none
January 31, 1977 Chicago, Illinois 13 sharks 90 feet Harley-Davidson XR-750 crashed during practice jump fractured collarbone/fractured right arm/heavy bruising
February 1979 Australia did not jump n/a Triumph Bonneville T140 n/a n/a
March 1980 Puerto Rico did not jump n/a Triumph Bonneville T140 n/a n/a

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Life of Evel, Stuart Barker, St. Martin's Press, 2004
  2. ^ Discovery Channel(true evel-American Legend)