Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Looking into his eyes as he spoke...!

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Ducati Annouces 2011 Diavel Now Available in Black

In response to feedback from motorcycle show visitors, Ducati is pleased to announce the addition of a stunning diamond black color scheme for the new 2011 Ducati Diavel.

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Kentucky Rain

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Bobby Kelley wins Scouting Combine

Story from www.indycar.com

Image: http://indycar.cdn.racersites.com/prod/photos/341077/NEWS_LIST_SNAPSHOT.jpg All ten participants of the Mazda...

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My Love letter to Elvis

INHERIT THE WIND IS IT SO STRANGE ISLAND OF LOVE KAUAI IT AIN T NO BIG THING BUT IT S GROWING

Husqvarna Strada ? Do We Need A Single-Cylinder Nuda?

Husqvarna apparently didn’t show all it had to offer at the 2011 EICMA show in Milan, Italy several weeks ago. Debuting the Husqvarna Strada concept at the Paris Motor Show today, the Swedish brand continues its expansion into the on-road market. While the business case is strong for why Husky is currently on a street-bike tear, excitement over the Strada might pale in comparison to the hype that surrounded the 2012�Husqvarna Nuda 900. Based on ...

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His smile

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AMA Press Release

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My Love letter to Elvis

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WSBK: World Superbike 2010 Philip Island Highlight Videos

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2012 World Superbike Test Dates Announced - Testing Added To Australian, Spanish, Italian And Russian WSBK Rounds

Infront Motor Sports, organizers of the World Superbike series, have announced the official test dates for the 2012 WSBK season. As part of the cost-cutting initiatives which are now a ubiquitous part of motorcycle racing, testing for the WSBK series has been linked to races, rather than at separate tests, with the aim of reducing travel and transport expenses.

The first test is the traditional pre-season test at Phillip Island, taking place on the Monday and Tuesday before the 2012 season season opener at the Australian circuit. The following test is at Imola, on the Monday after the race at the legendary Italian track at the beginning of April. The Spanish WSBK round at the Motorland Aragon circuit in July also features a test on the Monday after the race, while the teams will get a one-day test - in effect, an extra day of practice - ahead of the inaugural Russian round of World Superbikes at the Moscow Raceway being built just outside the Russian capital.

Below is the press release from Infront announcing the test dates:


SBK official 2012 tests dates announced

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He is looking at us!

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Just in time for Christmas, Alpinestars iPhone 4 Cases

Torrance, CA - December 21, 2010 ? Incipio and Alpinestars have teamed up to bring you two innovative cases for the iPhone 4: Tech 10? and Bionic?. Combining Alpinestars legacy in protective apparel and equipment with Incipio?s precision in design and engineering in the mobile case industry, this alliance has resulted in the highest quality protective carrying cases for the iPhone 4. This project represents a union of two legacies of protection, a true collaboration of resources, experience and creativity.

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Kentucky Rain

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Infineon Announces ?$11 Down for 2011? Ticket Program

Infineon Raceway has announced a new program that will make it easier than ever before for race fans to attend a motor-racing event at the Sonoma Valley facility in 2011.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Do We Really Need Elvis Barbie?

On September 15, Elvis.com/news featured an interview with the designer of the new Elvis Barbie doll. Maybe I missed something, but I never knew it was already on the market. As you can see, Elvis Barbie is wearing an outfit inspired by his famous gold lam� suit. She is touted as wearing a ?pompadour ponytail, and can be yours for only $49.99.

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American female rider Tonya Colson to take part in Qatar International Baja

Dubai-based American Tonya Colson is flying the female flag at this weekend's Qatar International Ba...

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50th Anniversary Movie Pictorials: Blue Hawaii - 1961


Blue Hawaii was released fifty years ago in November 1961.  It was Elvis? seventh film and was his most commercially successful movie, in spite of a rather skimpy plot.  There is lots of great scenery, and 26-year-old Elvis looked in top form in his skin-tight swim trunks. Plus, there?s no shortage of skimpily-clad young ladies cavorting on the beach.

 

Movie Posters:

    

 

Lobby Cards:


 
 


 Scenes from the Movie: 

Elvis arrives in Honolulu and stages this kiss to make girlfriend Maile (Joan Blackman) jealous.   Elvis kisses three other co-stars in Blue Hawaii.

 

Elvis and buddies play music while Maile is stuck in the surf with no bathing suit top. 

 

The famous wedding on a raft moving down a canal.

 

Down Time on the Set:           

               

          

 

Foreign Posters: 

          

German Posters

 

                          
 French Poster                                                      Italian Poster


Elvis Kissing His Co-Stars:
 

Rebellious teenager Ellie plants a kiss on Elvis
 

The teenagers? chaperon has a strange way of telling Elvis she has fallen in love with his father?s boss.  Maile sees it and gets the wrong idea, of course.

Elvis and Maile sort out the confusion and get married

 

Movie Press Book: 

 

Cheese Cake Photos:           

           

Joan Blackman looking good

 

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Elvis, Elvis Presley, and Graceland are registered trademarks of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

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Jordy Burgess to ADR in AMA Pro Road Racing

2010 Ducati Motologic Superbike rookie Jordy Burgess is happy to announce the signing of a contract with AMA Superbike team ADR Racing, contesting the Superbike Class for the 2011 season onboard a Suzuki GSXR-1000.

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World Superbike 2009: Donington Highlight Vids

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Kentucky Rain

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Safari glory for first world champion Waldegard

Story from www.wrc.com

*Bjorn Waldegard, the inaugural world champion rally driver, has won the East African Safari Classic, becoming the first...

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His words from heaven

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MotoGP Build Up to Sachsenring





There will be no doubt that Jorge Lorenzo will want to get off to the best possible start at the Sachsenring following his race win at Mugello a fortnight ago after taking over Dovizioso and Stoner. He will be looking to cut the MotoGP 2011 cahmpionship lead that Stoner has at the minute. The battle this weekend will be between these two. i think that Simoncelli will carry on with his form and crash after doing well last time out. Or has he finally got rid of his demons? Will he finish the race and maybe get the podium that he deserves.

The Yamahas have become strong in the past two races with Spies winning at Assen and Lorenzo at Mugello. They have brought a few little bit of extra tech to help them out in the battle with Repsol Honda. The Ducati's have not been on the pace even though Rossi has been running the GP11.1 bike (next years chassis with an 800cc engine in). Hayden has not been able to do this as he had already used too many of his engines for the season. The riders get a limit fo six engines for the season, averaging three races each. Rossi is on to his fifth engine of the season.

Another team that is doing well in the face of adversity is the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team. Both of its riders had suffered collarbone breakages but getting back on the bikes the following race. Crutchlow will be wanting to get the issues of tyre pressures sorted for the race on Sunday. Edwards will be looking to bag himself some more points with his collarbone hopefully fully healed now.

The Repsol Honda riders of Stoner and Dovizioso will be looking to be near to the front of the pack come Sunday as they are most weekends. Pedrosa will be looking to get higher up the order than he did in Mugello now that he is back from his double collarbone break.




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Words to Elvis

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Jordy Burgess to ADR in AMA Pro Road Racing

2010 Ducati Motologic Superbike rookie Jordy Burgess is happy to announce the signing of a contract with AMA Superbike team ADR Racing, contesting the Superbike Class for the 2011 season onboard a Suzuki GSXR-1000.

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He is looking at us!

ADAM AND EVIL AFTER LOVING YOU AIN T THAT LOVING YOU BABY ALL I NEEDED WAS THE RAIN

Stoner Stands Firm on Indy

Stoner nails the reasons why Indy is a poor track. From MCN: The corners get tighter and tighter until you are almost stopped and then you have to get on the gas and exit. It doesn’t flow at all, each set of corners it muddles you up and then you go a little straight. I, [...]

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Words to Elvis

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Central Texas: Kruzin Killeen Mall Car Show Dec 3rd (Charity Event)

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The Killeen Mall & RaceCenTex.com Presents Kruzin Killeen Mall Car Show
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Monday, November 28, 2011

Elvis & Money -- Two Stories from Elvis & Nixon


Elvis fans know he always travelled with an entourage.   Four, five or six members of his Memphis Mafia accompanied Elvis everywhere, and they took care of all arrangements and logistics of the trips.  This included any expenses incurred, so Elvis never had the need to carry much money.  Somebody else always handled it.


So, when Elvis stormed out of Graceland on Saturday, December 19, 1970, all he had in his wallet was a little cash and a credit card he had never personally used.  This was the start of the strange saga that ended with Elvis meeting President Richard Nixon in the White House two days later.  His experiences with the money needs he encountered along the way are fascinating.


When Elvis arrived at the Memphis Airport, he went to the Pan Am ticket counter to get a flight to Washington DC.  According to the 1999 movie Elvis Meets Nixon, the girl behind the counter asked him how he wanted to pay for his ticket. 
 

 

Elvis reached for his wallet and realized he had forgotten to load up with cash before leaving home.  So, he tried a couple of ploys.  First, Elvis asked if they could just send the bill to the Colonel.  Of course, that didn?t work, so the counter girl brought her supervisor over to speak with Elvis.

Elvis made one more futile attempt to have the man send the bill to the Colonel.  When he got the same negative answer, Elvis pulled out the keys to his car.  He offered the supervisor a chance to drive Elvis? brand new Cadillac while he was out of town, if they could work out a way to cover the ticket.
 

 

The man was tempted, but ultimately he backed away and asked if Elvis had a credit card.  Elvis finally remembered he carried a credit card in his wallet for emergencies, and this was one.  Problem solved.

 

Movies sometimes embellish the truth, and that may be the case here.  However, it is a documented fact the Elvis started his trip with almost no cash.  This was verified by Elvis? long time friend Jerry Schilling at a January 2010 lecture program presented by The National Archives Administration.


National Archives presents ?We Were There When Nixon Met Elvis?

 

This program, titled ?We Were There When Nixon Met Elvis,? had two men share their experiences of the famous meeting.  In addition to Schilling, there was Egil (Bud) Krogh, Deputy Counsel to the President and the man who oversaw Nixon?s War on Drugs.  He was instrumental in setting up the meeting, and is included in some of the official photographs taken at the historic event.


Jerry Schilling was with Elvis for a day and a half before that meeting, and he was invited in to meet the President and was included in one of the last photos snapped to commemorate the event.  As Schilling explained at the panel discussion, after Elvis checked into the Hotel Washington, he returned to the airport and booked a flight to Los Angeles.  He called Schilling who had been living there for the previous year, working as an apprentice film editor.  Elvis asked him to pick him up at LAX.  Schilling complied, and the two spent the night at Elvis? house on Hillcrest Drive in Beverly Hills.

Elvis wanted Schilling to accompany him back to Washington.  Schilling agreed and got back into his old routine of making arrangement for Elvis.  This included booking the flight and getting some money.  Elvis had a check book at his Beverly Hills home, but it was Sunday night and the banks were closed.  Money machines had not yet been invented in 1970.  Schilling had very little cash.  So what could they do?

Believe it or not, they contacted Gerald Peters, the limo driver Elvis always used while filming in Los Angeles.  Elvis called him Sir Gerald because he had once been a driver for Winston Churchill.  Sir Gerald provided limo service for the rich and famous, so he was well known to the management of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  On the drive to the airport, they stopped at the hotel, and Sir Gerald, Elvis and Jerry Schilling went inside.  Together they got a check for $500 cashed.  Schilling put the envelope containing the bills in his inside coat pocket, and they headed to the airport with their money problem solved.

 

 

On the flight, Elvis moved around and socialized with many of the passengers.  The war in Viet Nam was going on in 1970, and Elvis spent ten minutes speaking with one of the G.I.s returning home for the holidays.  Here?s the rest of the story in Jerry Schilling?s words:

He (Elvis) comes back to me and he goes, ?Where?s that money??

I know what?s going to happen, so I said, ?What money??

And he goes, ?The 500 dollars.?

I said, ?Elvis, we?re going to Washington.  That?s all we?ve got.?

He said, ?You don?t understand.  This man?s been in Viet Nam.  He?s going back home for Christmas.?

 

Any true fan of Elvis instinctively knows how this story ends.  Elvis gave the soldier the entire $500.

 

Elvis moving around and talking to folks on the flight

 

These two little stories about Elvis illustrate some truths that make up the Elvis legend.  The first is a little sad because it shows what a sheltered existence his fame forced him into.  Without his buddies around him, Elvis could struggle with some things normal people take for granted.

The second story is so wonderful it can bring tears to your eyes.  Elvis is famous for giving away cars, rings, and so forth, but I think his actions with the soldier are the best example of his generosity I have ever heard.


 

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Elvis, Elvis Presley, and Graceland are registered trademarks of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

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I?ve always hated goodbyes, and since it?s difficult to deny that this one?to a publication I?ve been proud to work for since March of 2005?stings a bit more than most, I?ll classify this paragraph a thank-you instead of a farewell....

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2011 Jerez Combined MotoGP And Moto2 Test Day 2 Unofficial Times: The Aprilia Fastest, CRT Bikes Find Big Gains

Testing continued at Jerez again on Thursday, with mixture of MotoGP, Moto2 and WSBK machines all sharing the track, together with something of a hybrid, Aprilia running its RSV4 World Superbike machine at the circuit fitted with Bridgestone tires and carbon brakes. With Randy de Puniet now aboard - and inching ever closer to agreeing a contract to race the Aprilia for Aspar in MotoGP - the Aprilia was the fastest bike on track, posting a time of 1'41.5, which is within striking distance of the factory prototypes from Honda, Yamaha and Ducati. The bike is being run out of the Aspar garage, where the Aprilia test team is working closely with Aspar personnel to help gather data from the bike using MotoGP brakes and tires.

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