Knievel Ready for New Year's Stunt

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Here's a Robbie Knievel recipe for a happy - but not necessarily healthy - New Year's Eve: a ramp, a volcano and a clearing on the Las Vegas Strip.

The son of the late Evel Knievel is set to ring in 2009 by
launching over the manmade volcano perched in front of The Mirage
hotel-casino on a motorcycle for a television special.

The 200-foot jump is planned for minutes after midnight on the
East Coast, and is expected to be broadcast live on the Fox
network.

Down the street at about the same time, Australian stuntman
Robbie Maddison planned to hop 120 feet up and come down on top of
a 96-foot high scale version of the Arc de Triomphe at Paris Las
Vegas - a follow up to his record-breaking jump of more than 322
feet last year.


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