Few names have become as synonymous with something as Evel Knievel with daredevil stunts. His career included many death-defying victories. It also included many near-death experiences. One such experience was his attempted jump over the fountains of Ceasars Palace in Las Vegas. Knievel crashed on the ramp after attempting the 141-foot jump (the longest of his career). Injuries from the crash included a crushed pelvis and femur; fractures to his hip, wrist, and both ankles; and a concussion that kept him hospitalized in a coma for 29 days.\r\n\r\nThe display motorcycle displayed at Ceasars Palace to commemorate the jump was recently sold at Julien\u2019s Auctions. The bike was a 1970 Triumph T100c with a 500cc parallel twin, air-cooled, overhead valves, single carburetor engine. Painted to match Knievel\u2019s signature style of red, white, and blue with stars and stripes, the bike came with a certificate of authenticity from Caesers.\r\n\r\nKnievel wasn\u2019t the only one to take on the fountains at Caesers. Thirteen years after Knievel\u2019s jump, Gary Wells also failed in his jump, sustaining serious injury, including a broken back, two broken legs, both lungs collapsed, and his aorta being ripped from his heart (he actually survived, if you can believe it). The jump was eventually conquered by Evel\u2019s son, Robbie Kneivel in 1989. In 2006, Mike \u201cThe Godfather\u201d Metzger jumped the fountains, and included a back flip for good measure.\r\nCheck it out\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.