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 A Giant Leap for Knievel
My photographs of Robbie Knievel's jump at TMS.   Photo Credits: Mine
Robbie Knievel addresses the crowd before his jump
Kaptain Robbie Knievel addresses the crowd before his Hummer jump at Texas Motor Speedway
Knievel walks down the landing ramp
Knievel walks down the landing ramp
Knievel dons his helmet
Kaptain Knievel dons his helmet
Knievel begans to warm up for the jump
Knievel begins to warm up for the jump
Kaptain Knievel rides a wheelie
Kaptain Knievel rides a wheelie down the front stretch of the race track
Knievel rides a wheelie back towards the landing ramp
Knievel rides a wheelie back towards the landing ramp
A view of both ramps and the Hummers
A view of both ramps and the 21 Hummers side by side
Mary and Wayland watch the activities from the grandstands
Mary and Wayland watch the activities from the grandstands
Knievel surveys his task
Knievel surveys the task ahead of him
A ball of flame floats in the air
A ball of flame floats in the air after having been released from a propane torch
Knievel is ready to attempt the jump
Knievel signals that he is ready to attempt the jump
Kaptain Robbie Knievel just before takeoff from the ramp
Kaptain Robbie Knievel just before takeoff from the launch ramp
Knievel in the air obscurred by the heat waves from the propane flair
Knievel soaring through the air is obscured by heat waves in the air from the propane flare
Knievel heads towards zenith
Knievel heads towards zenith
Knievel approaches landing slightly askew
Kaptain Knievel approaches landing with rear wheel slightly askew
Knievel comes down on the ramp and the back wheel slides
Knievel comes down on the landing ramp and the rear wheel tries to slide out from under him
Kaptain Knievel pumps his fist in triumph
Kaptain Knievel pumps his fist in triumph!
Kaptain Robbie Knievel, the son of famed daredevil Evel Knievel jumped 21 side by side Hummers at Texas Motor Speedway on June 7, 2008.

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