Robbie Knievel
American stunt performer
Robbie Knievel
Robert Edward "Robbie" Knievel is an American daredevil and son of stunt performer Evel Knievel.
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Robbie Knievel arrested for DUI after crash in Montana
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Robbie Knievel was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence in Butte, Montana, the town his daredevil father Evel Knievel helped make famous.
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Shakeup At Fox
Huffington Post - over 3 years
NEW YORK -- Fox reality chief Mike Darnell said Friday that he's exiting the network after an 18-year stay, ending a reign that – depending on one's point of view – has made TV more exciting or more squalid. And great for Fox. In a puckishly worded announcement, the 50-year-old Darnell said that the end of his current contract in June presented him with a decision: "either stay (and basically admit to myself I was going to retire at Fox ... not a terrible choice) or leave and try something new." "I've been in `reality' since before it was even called that," added the exec who was once called "the world's scariest programmer." But now, "with hundreds of channels and limitless ways to watch television, I've decided this was the perfect time to take advantage of the rapidly changing marketplace." Darnell, who was named the network's president of alternative entertainment in 2007, joined Fox in 1994 as director of specials. During nearly two decades, he oversaw ...
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Will Robbie Knievel outdo his father's Snake River Canyon attempted jump? - KMVT
Google News - over 5 years
About a year and a half ago, his son Robbie Knievel met with 25 or 30 local agencies to try that jump again. Shawn Barigar, President and CEO of the Twin Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, says, "At that time Robbie and his crew really came with and idea
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Silent on Sunday: Helton, others remember 9/11 - Nascar
Google News - over 5 years
"Robbie Knievel was going to do a jump before the Indycar race and he was on a local TV station doing a live interview," Gossage said. "And it got interrupted with the news, first from New York and then elsewhere around the country
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Get your motor running: Bike-friendly events - Graffiti
Google News - over 5 years
Rt. 618; Music, food, bike show, wet t-shirt contest, raffle for Robbie Knievel's custom chopper. Contact (814) 382-9593 or www.thunderonthelake.org. - Southern Cruisers Riding Club presents the third annual Ride for Sight, Huntington — 63 West Thurd
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Quick hits from Erie's music scene and beyond - GoErie.com
Google News - over 5 years
2-4 in Columbus, Pa., with special guest Robbie Knievel. If you can't catch Big Leg Emma tonight (see left), the band plays the Jammin' in the Vines festival with Waterband, Shotgun Jubilee and Side Effect on Saturday at Willow Creek Winery in Silver
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C'mon, Canada, let Wallenda walk a tightrope across Niagara Fall - New York Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
Then Robbie Knievel, not to be outdone, can ride his stunt bike off the Statue of Liberty crown and through a ring of fire mounted to a Circle Line boat, landing with a skid on Governors Island. Then Johnny Knoxville and the rest of the "Jackass" guys
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Robbie Knievel more than his father's son - Frederick News Post (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
Robbie Knievel will lead a motorcycle drive from Appalachian Harley-Davidson in Mechanicsburg, Pa., to the Frederick Fairgrounds during OJ2. For information on him, see www.robbieknievel.com. Robbie Knievel is more than Evel
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Back Road Rider - Chambersburg Public Opinion
Google News - over 5 years
Arlen Ness, Robbie Knievel and some stars from Sons of Anarchy will also be attending. For more information, go to http://www.outlawjam.com ------ Calvin Scott "Skeet" Sheeder is a life long resident of Pennsylvania who spends a lot of time touring
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Eddie Kidd may lose 24-hour care after needs assessed - BBC News
Google News - over 5 years
Kidd's achievements culminated in 1993 when he jumped the Great Wall of China and beat Robbie Knievel, son of Evel Knievel, to the stunt bike world championship. A spokesman from East Sussex County Council said: "To ensure that everyone is treated
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Should More Restaurants Ban Kids? Chefs Really Want To! - TIME
Google News - over 5 years
Unless you're Robbie Knievel, you don't learn to ride a bike on a Harley, and you don't learn how to be out in public by dining in grownup restaurants. While it would be madness to deny families the right to bring their kids to all restaurants,
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Outlaw Jam expands to second day - Frederick News Post (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
Tommy Flanagan will lead Pennsylvania rides; daredevil Robbie Knievel will lead the ride from the Harley dealer in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Knievel will also do a meet-and-greet with photos both days. "He wants to do a stunt exhibition if we can find the
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Fearless high-wire walker eyes Niagara Falls - msnbc.com
Google News - over 5 years
... including jumping 19 cars on a Harley-Davidson, setting a record that stood for 27 years. He broke a record 433 bones before dying at the age of 69 in 2007 of pulmonary thrombosis. His daredevil son Robbie Knievel carries on his tradition
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Some Drivers Just Drifting Their Way Through Life - RacinToday.com
Google News - over 5 years
Second-generation motorcycle daredevil Robbie Knievel and Robosaurus – a mechanized, fire-breathing, car-chewing robot – have been prominent among the actors providing pre-race entertainment for TMS' annual IndyCar June night race
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Dual format turned IndyCar race into a game show - Fort Worth Star Telegram
Google News - over 5 years
The track is big. And most important, the racing is normally great. Gimmicks work sometimes. I can't see enough Robbie Knievel in pre-race shows, but that's just me. But once the green flag drops, racing should be just that. No game shows needed
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Republic of Texas Biker Rally boosts local hospitality industry - UT The Daily Texan
Google News - over 5 years
Musicians and entertainers including Hank Williams Jr. and Robbie Knievel have performed at ROT Rally in the past. This year, the Doobie Brothers and Eddie Money are among those performing at the rally. “[The rally] becomes its own little city
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'Greatest feat' - BBC News
Google News - over 5 years
Kidd's achievements culminated in 1993 when he jumped the Great Wall of China and beat Robbie Knievel, son of Evel Knievel, to the stunt bike world championship. His life changed when he suffered serious head injuries in an accident at a motorcycle
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Today In History - Sports Radio ESPN 1420
Google News - almost 6 years
In 2008, daredevil Robbie Knievel successfully jumped 24 semi-trucks with his motorcycle at King's Island in Ohio. Thousands of people were on hand to watch as Knievel sped 95-miles-an-hour off the launch ramp. Knievel soared 200 feet before reaching
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Robbie Knievel
    FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 48
    Knievel's last jump to date was held on October 29, 2011 in Coachella, California at the Spotlight 29 Casino.
    More Details Hide Details Knievel jumped 150 feet over tractor trailer trucks. During the summer of 2005, Knievel had his own TV show on A&E called Knievel's Wild Ride. Knievel also was to co-star with Lee Majors in a US pilot series called Hollywood Stunts that featured greats such as Spanky Spangler, Matthew Phillips, George Nelson and Ron Nix. In 2006, Knievel opened a new business called Knievel's Custom Cycles, based in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey. Business ventures were conducted through the company, Knievel Motorcycle Manufacturing Inc., which sold different custom motorcycles and various Knievel clothing items.
  • 2008
    Age 45
    Knievel ended 2008 with a New Year's Eve jump at the newly renovated volcano at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    More Details Hide Details The stunt was advertised as jumping over the top of the Mirage's volcano, however, Knievel limited the stunt to an approximately 200 foot ramp to ramp jump in front of the volcano. Knievel claimed the false promotion of a jump over the volcano was decided by the Mirage Hotel, which did not want to tear down some palm trees or have its valet parking affected. The live Fox television special marked the 8th live special in Knievel's career.
    On October 31, 2008, Knievel successfully performed two back-to-back jumps in Nashville, Tennessee to promote a glow-in-the-dark paint.
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    While performing pre-jump wheelies at the LCO Casino near Hayward, Wisconsin on August 16, 2008, Knievel fell off the bike and slid into some hay bales, dislocating his shoulder.
    More Details Hide Details Despite his injury, he performed the jump clearing four small airplanes and a small helicopter.
    Knievel successfully jumped on June 7, 2008 at the Texas Motor Speedway in Ft.
    More Details Hide Details Worth, Texas. He cleared 21 Hummers on the front stretch of the speedway. He originally was going to jump 25 Hummers. However, there was a strong sustained headwind the evening of the jump.
    Knievel successfully jumped over 24 Coca-Cola Zero truck cabs at The Kings Island Amusement Park outside Cincinnati, Ohio on May 24, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details The jump took place 33 years after his father, Evel Knievel, made daredevil history by jumping over 14 Greyhound buses at Kings Island. At age 46, Knievel landed a few feet short on his safety deck over the 23rd truck. The jump mirrored his father's 1975 record-breaking whereas Evel successfully jumped 14 buses on a Harley-Davidson XR-750 and also landed on the safety deck.
  • 2007
    Age 44
    In August 2007, he was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Sturgis, South Dakota and made a jump at the Buffalo Chip campground.
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    On June 9, 2007, he appeared in Wilmington, Delaware and successfully jumped $4.8 billion in bogus money representing the amount of interest paid to the customers of ING Direct.
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    On March 18, 2007, Knievel jumped an assortment of military vehicles at the North Carolina Auto Expo in Raleigh, North Carolina.
    More Details Hide Details Soon afterwards, he appeared in a nationally broadcast commercial for Holiday Inn Express.
  • 2006
    Age 43
    In late March 2006, Knievel jumped from one barge to another in Jacksonville, Florida and in late July 2006, he made a triple tribute jump to his father Evel at Evel Knievel Days in Butte, Montana by jumping the Batmobile, four huge flame throwers and a 1959 era Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
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  • 2003
    Age 40
    In 2003, Knievel made a spectacular jump at the Chinook Winds Casino where Knievel jumped 15 Diet Pepsi trucks.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1975
    Age 12
    Although never attempted, Robbie stated that he would use a XR-750 to clear a record-breaking 16 buses, three more buses than his father attempted at Wembley Stadium in 1975 (the current record for jumping a Harley-Davidson XR-750 is 15 buses, currently held by Bubba Blackwell).
    More Details Hide Details Additionally, Robbie stated that he would attempt to re-create his father's 1974 failed rocket jump over the Snake River Canyon near Twin Falls, Idaho. Like his father's famous white leather jumpsuit, Knievel would also use the red, white, and blue V-shaped jumpsuit. Throughout his career, Knievel has had three notable variances in the jumpsuits: Robbie has completed over 350 jumps, setting 20 world records. Knievel has had several jumps televised live, including the Caesars Palace jump, the building-to-building jump in Las Vegas, a jump over a moving train, a jump in front of the volcano at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, and the Grand Canyon jump.
    Knievel attended Central Catholic High School in Butte, Montana between 1975–76, but never graduated.
    More Details Hide Details He wanted to lengthen his jumps, but his father disapproved. Knievel then went solo after his dad's approval. Knievel's jumping career is markedly different from his father's, in that Robbie, up until 2009, used high-performance Honda CR500 motocross bikes that have been designed for jumping. Evel made most of his record breaking jumps using a Harley-Davidson XR-750 motorcycle. The XR-750 is a significantly heavier and less agile motorcycle than the CR500 because the Honda is a motocross bike whereas the Harley is a flat-track racing motorcycle. Robbie has made and often replicated Evel's jumps (including Evel's 1967 Caesars Palace crash) with the exception of two of his father's major accomplishments: a Harley-Davidson XR-750 jump and the Snake River Canyon jump using the X-2 Skycycle.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Born on May 7, 1962.
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