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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1992 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stunt motorcyclist Robbie Knievel, son of Evel Knievel, suffered minor injuries Saturday when he crashed in an attempt to hurdle 25 pickup trucks during a stunt at a Cerritos car dealership. Knievel, 29, underwent surgery at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center for cuts on his buttocks, said family friend and neurosurgeon Dr. Lonnie Hammargren, who coordinated medical planning for the stunt. Knievel was released in the evening.
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December 10, 2008 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Robbie Knievel has less than a month to study the fire-spewing volcanic terrain around his next motorcycle stunt. Luckily for him, it's Las Vegas, where eruptions between now and then are scheduled hourly, every night. Knievel, the 46-year-old son of the late daredevil Evel Knievel, will jump the refurbished volcano at the Mirage hotel-casino on a motorcycle as part of a television special on New Year's Eve. Mirage officials unveiled a $25-million face-lift for the casino's iconic erupting volcano on Monday night, a five-minute fire and water spectacle to a custom soundtrack co-written by former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart.
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NEWS
May 21, 1999 | From Associated Press
Motorcycle daredevil Robbie Knievel cleared a sliver of the Grand Canyon on Thursday, breaking his world record of 223 feet with room to spare. Fireworks erupted and a crowd of about 500 cheered as Knievel soared 55 feet into the air over the 200-foot-wide gorge at 90 mph on an ordinary 500-cc motorcycle. Officials said Knievel traveled 228 feet, eclipsing the record he set in Panama City, Fla., in the early 1990s.
TRAVEL
December 7, 2008 | Jay Jones
Those seeking an even hotter spectacle may want to drop by New Year's Eve. That's the night motorcycle daredevil Robbie Knievel is preparing to jump more than 200 feet across the lagoon as the jets shoot fire and water skyward. Fox TV will broadcast the event live, beginning at 8 p.m., with the jump scheduled for 9 p.m. Knievel is expected to travel 100 mph during the feat, which is to begin on hotel property and end on the Strip.
TRAVEL
December 7, 2008 | Jay Jones
Those seeking an even hotter spectacle may want to drop by New Year's Eve. That's the night motorcycle daredevil Robbie Knievel is preparing to jump more than 200 feet across the lagoon as the jets shoot fire and water skyward. Fox TV will broadcast the event live, beginning at 8 p.m., with the jump scheduled for 9 p.m. Knievel is expected to travel 100 mph during the feat, which is to begin on hotel property and end on the Strip.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2008 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Robbie Knievel has less than a month to study the fire-spewing volcanic terrain around his next motorcycle stunt. Luckily for him, it's Las Vegas, where eruptions between now and then are scheduled hourly, every night. Knievel, the 46-year-old son of the late daredevil Evel Knievel, will jump the refurbished volcano at the Mirage hotel-casino on a motorcycle as part of a television special on New Year's Eve. Mirage officials unveiled a $25-million face-lift for the casino's iconic erupting volcano on Monday night, a five-minute fire and water spectacle to a custom soundtrack co-written by former Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart.
NEWS
July 29, 2004 | Susan Carpenter, Times Staff Writer
Evel KNIEVEL hasn't made a major motorcycle jump since 1980, when he broke his forearm and suffered a concussion attempting to clear a tank of live sharks, but his absence seems to be making Hollywood's heart grow fonder. This weekend, TNT will air "Evel Knievel," the fourth movie to chronicle the legendary daredevil's life. (And Universal Pictures has a fifth in active development: "Pure Evel," directed by McG of "Charlie's Angels" fame.
SPORTS
July 21, 2006 | Bob Rohwer, Times Staff Writer
He's planning to make it a beaut in Butte on July 28. That's when Robbie Knievel, son of legendary motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel, told the Montana Standard his next jump will take place, during "Evel Knievel Days," July 27-29, in Butte, birthplace of his father. "This will be a treat," said Robbie, adding that it may be the last time his father, who lives in Florida, will be able to attend the festivities. "I don't think he's gonna make it 'till next year."
SPORTS
November 29, 1985 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
Remember Evel Knievel, the egocentric motorcycle-riding daredevil who broke records and nearly every bone in his body jumping over cars, vans, snake pits and canyons? Knievel, 46, he is living the nomadic life of a Western artist and golf hustler, finding a buck here and there with a less flamboyant life style than a decade ago. Now comes son of Evel.
NEWS
May 5, 1999
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SPORTS
July 21, 2006 | Bob Rohwer, Times Staff Writer
He's planning to make it a beaut in Butte on July 28. That's when Robbie Knievel, son of legendary motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel, told the Montana Standard his next jump will take place, during "Evel Knievel Days," July 27-29, in Butte, birthplace of his father. "This will be a treat," said Robbie, adding that it may be the last time his father, who lives in Florida, will be able to attend the festivities. "I don't think he's gonna make it 'till next year."
NEWS
July 29, 2004 | Susan Carpenter, Times Staff Writer
Evel KNIEVEL hasn't made a major motorcycle jump since 1980, when he broke his forearm and suffered a concussion attempting to clear a tank of live sharks, but his absence seems to be making Hollywood's heart grow fonder. This weekend, TNT will air "Evel Knievel," the fourth movie to chronicle the legendary daredevil's life. (And Universal Pictures has a fifth in active development: "Pure Evel," directed by McG of "Charlie's Angels" fame.
NEWS
May 21, 1999 | From Associated Press
Motorcycle daredevil Robbie Knievel cleared a sliver of the Grand Canyon on Thursday, breaking his world record of 223 feet with room to spare. Fireworks erupted and a crowd of about 500 cheered as Knievel soared 55 feet into the air over the 200-foot-wide gorge at 90 mph on an ordinary 500-cc motorcycle. Officials said Knievel traveled 228 feet, eclipsing the record he set in Panama City, Fla., in the early 1990s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1992 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stunt motorcyclist Robbie Knievel, son of Evel Knievel, suffered minor injuries Saturday when he crashed in an attempt to hurdle 25 pickup trucks during a stunt at a Cerritos car dealership. Knievel, 29, underwent surgery at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center for cuts on his buttocks, said family friend and neurosurgeon Dr. Lonnie Hammargren, who coordinated medical planning for the stunt. Knievel was released in the evening.
SPORTS
November 29, 1985 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
Remember Evel Knievel, the egocentric motorcycle-riding daredevil who broke records and nearly every bone in his body jumping over cars, vans, snake pits and canyons? Knievel, 46, he is living the nomadic life of a Western artist and golf hustler, finding a buck here and there with a less flamboyant life style than a decade ago. Now comes son of Evel.
NATIONAL
May 25, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Robbie "Kaptain" Knievel, son of the late daredevil Evel Knievel, successfully jumped over 24 delivery trucks at the site of one of his father's most famous stunts. Knievel, 46, had said he would need to be going 95 mph at takeoff for the 200-foot jump, which began from a three-story-tall ramp and was completed amid wild cheers, explosions and shooting flames at Kings Island amusement park near Cincinnati. After touching down at the tip of the landing ramp, Knievel gave the crowd a thumbs-up and popped a wheelie.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2002
"Eye on L.A." was a breeding ground for today's popular reality-based programming. A look at what some of its senior producers ended up doing: Jeff Androsky produced motorcyclist Robbie Knievel's live "death jump" specials for Fox as well as that network's recent "Celebrity Daredevils," featuring stunts by the likes of Lorenzo Lamas and Angie Everhart. At "Eye on L.A.," "A lot of the time ... we would go in and ask to see the TV Guide ad," he said, then tailor the show to match it.
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