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VIDEO: Knievel jumps 24 trucks at Kings Island

Posted: 12:56 PM, May 24, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-24 18:14:56Z

MASON, Ohio  - Like father, like son.

Eight years ago, on May 24, 2008, motorcycle stuntman "Kaptain" Robbie Knievel jumped 24 Coke Zero trucks in the Kings Island parking lot, honoring his late father and thrilling thousands of onlookers.

Knievel, 46 at the time, dedicated the jump to U.S. troops and his legendary father, Evel Knievel, the greatest motorcycle daredevil of all. Evel Knievel had died six months earlier of pulmonary disease at age 69.

Speaking to the crowd before the jump, Robbie looked skyward and said:

"I'll be up there to see you soon, Dad. But hopefully not today."

With a safe landing, Robbie set one of his 20 world records and rivaled one of his father's most famous jumps.

Thirty-three years earlier, on Oct. 25, 1975, Evel Knievel successfully jumped 14 Greyhound buses at Kings Island. 

SEE more videos and stories on Cincinnati history in our "From The Vault" series.