Friday, December 31, 2010

2011 Dakar Rally Starts Tomorrow


Making its third start from South America, the 33rd Dakar Rally officially kicks off on New Year’s Day tomorrow in Buneos Aires. Making a quick trip to Victoria, Argentina (174 mils as the crow flies), the 2011 Dakar Rally competitors will have to contest with what is being considered a more difficult and technical course than last year’s route. In total there are 445 competitors (180 motorcycles, 140 cars, 67 trucks, & 32 ATVs) entering ...

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Yamaha?s MotoGP Team Still Without A Title Sponsor


After winning the MotoGP Triple Crown: The Rider, Team, and Manufacturer Championships, the factory Yamaha team finds itself in a difficult position looking for a title sponsor for next year. After Valentino Rossi’s departure to Ducati Corse for the 2011 season, Fiat, the team’s sponsor from 2007 until recently, dropped the Yamaha squad after its loss of the Italian rider (Fiat had long been associated with Yamaha because of the company’s desire to woo Rossi ...

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EIN E-Alert #253 ... May 2009

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Sachsenring 2009 MotoGP race analysis

While the weather had produced torrential downpours thoughout the preamble to this GP, it stayed dry for the action in Germany. As the riders lined up on the grid, there was a real feeling of anticipation as Rossi and Lorenzo, so close through practice until that awesome final qualifying lap from Valentino, pulled up next [...]

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He is looking at us!

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Denny Hamlin says he needs to win at Phoenix International Raceway

Denny Hamlin says he needs to win at Phoenix International Raceway to ensure a championship

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MotoMatters.com HQ Moving - Site Operating At Half Strength

If MotoMatters.com has seemed to be relatively dormant over the past few days, there's a very good reason. MotoMatters.com HQ is being relocated, from the Netherlands' oldest university town to a small town in the east of the country, close to the city at the heart of Operation Market Garden. As a consequence, MotoMatters.com staff - or more specifically, your humble correspondent - is spending an inordinate amount of time on matters such as removing old wallpaper, packing up a couple of years' worth of MotoGP memorabilia, and sorting through those piles of papers that have been sitting there doing nothing for the past thirteen years we have been in the house.

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Elvis' Graceland Stable Opens for Tours; Rescued Horses Helped

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Jeremy Mayfield files notice of appeal in methamphetamines case

Suspended driver Jeremy Mayfield, as expected, will appeal a judge?s decision that ruled in favor of NASCAR in his lawsuit over a May 1, 2009, drug test that he says was a false positive for methamphetamines. Mayfield filed the notice of appeal last Thursday in federal court and has 40 days to file the actual argument for his appeal. Depending on how quickly briefs are filed in the case, a hearing could come next May in Richmond, Va., but more than likely it will come no earlier than September.

Source: http://www.scenedaily.com/news/articles/sprintcupseries/Jeremy_Mayfield_files_notice_of_appeal_in_methamphetamines_case.html

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World Superbike: Online WSBK Assen 2009 Videos

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Elvis and the Island of Misfit Gifts


Do you remember the Christmas video Rudolph: The Island of Lost Toys?  It was the sequel to the classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and it still shows up on television from time to time.


I saw this publicity still on the internet and thought there might be a parallel in Elvisworld.  Over the past fifty-five years, there have been many, many Elvis products introduced ? and some were pretty crummy.  I know, because I?ve received some of them as Christmas presents.

So, if there was an Elvis Island of Misfit Gifts, here are some strange items that should be there.

 

Elvis Bikini:  Would any of you ladies really wear this?  Probably not, when you consider where the words ?Good Rockin? Tonight? are positioned when the pants are on.  Remember, terms like Rock and Roll and Good Rockin? originally were euphemisms for having sex, so some folks who see you in this suit might get the wrong message.  On the other hand, if you are on vacation and looking to make things happen, the old Elvis bikini might just do it.

 

Elvis Guitar:  This one actually freaks me out.  Elvis? head looks like some kind of mutant growth on the side of the guitar.  I just don?t think any up-an-coming young guitar player would be caught dead with this thing.  Can't you just see a high school kid cringe when Grandma gives him this guitar for Christmas?

 

 

Elvis for Dummies:  This might actually be full of good stuff about Elvis, but so are lots of other books.  If a real Elvis fan owns this, it probably was a Christmas present from some relative who doesn?t have a clue.
 

 


                            

Elvis Toilet Seat Cover:   There is one way this could be an okay gift.  It would work for those really committed fans who have their own Elvis Room -- and there is a bathroom right across the hall.  It probably already has a bunch of overflow stuff from the Elvis Room, so the Elvis toilet seat cover will work out there just fine.
 

 

Hunk ?A  Burnin? Love Coffee Mug:   I have received other Elvis coffee mugs for Christmas, and they're fine.  But, this mug is a definite misfit.  Why a cartoon Elvis?  Especially one with no nose or mouth.  In this image, Elvis looks like he has a duck bill.  And, it also looks likes he is giving the finger. 

 

 

50s Elvis Hat:  Maybe this hat was cool back in the 50s, but I doubt it.  Dorky and Elvis just don?t mix. It says GALS on the sign, so maybe the Elvis Presley hat looked good on them.

 

Elvis Sex Toy:  Just kidding.  But, the real product description doesn?t make much more sense:  ?Elvis Keyboard Cleaner Brush.?   I guess you lift the hair off and it?s the handle for the brush.

 

 

Elvis Airplane Teapot:   I have photos of other Elvis teapots, but they are just variations of Elvis? head.  This one goes farther and has Elvis in an airplane.  I don?t know what that other little snowman is about, unless he is an alternate lid for the pot.  Not much of an improvement, is it?

 

Elvis Album Cover Necktie:  I actually have this one, and, yes, it was a Christmas present.  Because I wear ties only at weddings or funerals, I guess my Elvis tie will never get out of the closet.  Maybe I?ll have some occasion to wear it as a joke.

 


 

Elvis and Nixon Globe:   Graceland snow globes are nifty.  Elvis and Nixon globes?not so much.

 

Elvis Impersonator Wine Caddy:   The ad on the internet actually calls this ?Custom Elvis Impersonator Wine Caddy.?  Why Elvis impersonator and not Elvis?  Maybe they knew it was too ugly for Graceland to make it an EPE licensed product, so they couldn?t call it Elvis.  All I know is, the next time I want to carry some wine around, it won?t be in one of these misfits.

 


Betty Boop Bobbler:   Let?s see, the stand says ?Elvis,? and that looks like a white Elvis jumpsuit.  But, what?s with Betty Boop?  Very strange.

 

Elvis Plush Toy:   There must be hundreds of Elvis plush toys out there, and this may be the worst.  And what is that yellow hot-dog-looking thing sitting on his feet? 

I do not own any Elvis plush toys, but if some relative wants to give me one for Christmas, I hope it is this cool blue ninja Elvis Teddy Bear in a gold lame? coat.

 

 

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Randolph to crew chief Wallace, No. 66 in 2011

Officials of Rusty Wallace Racing announced Tuesday that Sprint Cup and Nationwide series veteran, Doug Randolph, has been named crew chief for Steve Wallace and RWR's No. 66 Toyota in the Nationwide Series.

Source: http://nascar.com/news/101228/drandolph-crew-chief-no-66-swallace/index.html?eref=/news/headlines/bg

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Words to Elvis

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Top 30: Greg Biffle sees more wins on horizon for team

Greg Biffle may have finished behind Roush Fenway Racing teammates Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth in the standings, but Biffle likely should be credited with giving the organization the spark it needed during the season. Just five days after team co-owner Jack Roush lost an eye in a plane crash, Biffle won at Pocono Raceway for an organization that had just one win after February 2009.

Source: http://www.scenedaily.com/news/articles/sprintcupseries/Top_30_Greg_Biffle_sees_more_wins_on_horizon_for_team.html

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Valentino Rossi Fiat Ducati

Well, afterwards Black Ducati, actuality is the absolute Fiat Ducati !! Rossi on the Fiat Ducati looks abundant !!, i beggarly the red Ducati is awesome.. Valentino Rossi still with 46 logo on the Ducati Bike.. I can't say annihilation afresh about Valentino Rossi with Fiat Ducati,.. so guys.. bigger you analysis this out..
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Federal grant will spruce up Graceland area

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Top 30: Jimmie Johnson wasn?t perfect, but five-time champ was close enough

His average finishing position was his worst since 2005. The last time he won fewer races in a season was 2006. And he spent 29 weeks chasing the points leader rather than being chased. But when the checkered flag fell in the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, none of that mattered. For yet another record-breaking time, a fifth time in fact, Jimmie Johnson was NASCAR?s Sprint Cup champion.

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Factory Yamaha MotoGP still without a title sponsor

I knew that Fiat's title sponsorship ran through the end of 2010 but I did not realize they had not renewed it with an extension following...

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Jonathan Rea To Test Honda MotoGP Bike In Malaysia

During the winter test ban, MotoGP's equivalent of the dog days of summer, the social media website Twitter has turned into a goldmine for journalists, from both the traditional and the new media alike. With so many high-profile riders, managers, mechanics and other members of the paddock active on Twitter, nuggets useful for filling empty column inches keep popping up almost by magic.

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Loving arms from heaven!

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Yamaha M1 Lorenzo MotoGP Bike Appears in 2010 Jakarta Motor Show

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If you MotoGP fans do not miss the mat Jakarta Motorcycle Show 2010 which will take place beginning today, 3-7 November 2010 in Jakarta Convention Center. There will be exhibited mounts 2010 MotoGP world champion, Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies. You can come directly to the Yamaha booth to see more details or pictures taken in front of the Yamaha M1.
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