Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Supercross: 4 Winners in 4 Races

Entering the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season, the attention su...

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He is looking at us!

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Once is enough

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Backmarker: Two days into winter, dreaming of spring?

Gardiner is spending his winter hunting tires for his Honda Dream.

Richard Haidegger Mike Hailwood

His words

LONG LEGGED GIRL WITH THE SHORT DRESS ON IT S A LONG LONELY HIGHWAY LONG TALL SALLY LOOK OUT BROADWAY

Goodbye and thanks, from Senior Editor LCA

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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Pink Elvis Clothing Brings In Some Big Green at Auction

Knowledgeable Elvis fans are aware that he had a penchant for flashy, unconventional clothing. In the 50s, this inclination was frequently expressed in pink wardrobe items, especially shirts. On December 13, Heritage Auctions held another of their Music and Entertainment Auctions, and two pink Elvis shirts went to new owners for healthy prices. We have seen these shirts in iconic photos for years, and now the story behind them has been told in the auction catalog.

ALLA EN EL RANCHO GRANDE ALMOST ALMOST ALWAYS TRUE ALMOST IN LOVE

SLIDESHOW: Umbrella Girls of the Week ? Fredrickson?s Fiat Foxes

They come in ones, twos, and threes, and RRX photo editor Andrew Fredrickson gave the Fiat girls the nod for this week's UG slideshow.

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Was This Elvis' Best Birthday Present Ever?

Perhaps you have seen this photo on the internet. I run into it from time to time, but nobody has ever included a caption or text explaining the story of Elvis and this old car.

SAND CASTLES SANTA BRING MY BABY BACK TO ME SANTA CLAUS IS BACK IN TOWN SANTA LUCIA

WSBK: World Superbike from Asen 2010 Highlight Videos

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His words of soul

BURNING LOVE BY AND BY CANE AND A HIGH STARCHED COLLAR

Between the Races: Sonia Lunardon

Shift's product developer and technical-design manager is a woman kicking butt in a man's world.

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Elvis Santa Hats and Other Bad Ideas

Back in July 2010, ElvisBlog critiqued the items offered by EPE in their big summer sale, ?12 Days of Christmas in July? . Some item drew praise, while others were blasted.

CLEAN UP YOUR OWN BACKYARD C MON EVERYBODY COME ALONG COME WHAT MAY

David Brivio Under-estimate Casey's Agility in Ducati

David Brivio Under-estimate Casey's Agility in Ducati

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David Brivio say's ?Stoner is very fast, and he has the ability to get the most out of the bike he is riding. But [Casey] doesn't have Valentino's ability to understand what the bike is doing and what it needs, and that's why he crashed so much at Ducati.?more story...Moto GP 2012 FastBikes

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Manager for Valentino Rossi express his views and insights regarding the skills and agility between Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi in Ducati Engines. From article Moto GP 2012 Stoner Glimpse in 2011, questions are been made between these two premiere rider. The clash between them is close world and viewers scene.

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David Brivio say's ?There used to be greater options with the tyres you could try different setups, and you had more flexibility when setting the bike up. Now you need to develop the entire bike around the tyres, and the Japanese manufacturers have been better at doing that.?more story...

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The contenders are both well experienced on track but still manage their own agility with themselves in engine machines. There will be a great fight in Moto GP 2012 and its gonna be soon.Sportbikes Presents


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I stand here as person for what David Brivio said recently, I consider it as a trash talk. It is not in only human that can win in a single match, the winning ability are both compromised with rider, teamwork understanding, and its engine. I am not seeking in favor with other parties but I only sights an opinion peace.
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Happy New Year with Elvis -- 35 Years Ago

Elvis spent his last New Year?s Eve performing on stage at the Civic Center Arena in Pittsburgh. At 11:25 PM on December 31, 1976, Elvis came on stage and ignited the 16,000 fans who had come for a big party.

PARTY PATCH IT UP THERE LL BE PEACE IN THE VALLEY FOR ME PETUNIA THE GARDNER S DAUGHTER

Monday, January 30, 2012

World Superbike: Online WSBK Assen 2009 Videos

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His Heaven

MOODY BLUE MOONLIGHT SONATA MOONLIGHT SWIM MRSONGMAN

Spies at HJC?s Long Beach Show Booth

Cerritos, CA: HJC Helmets is pleased to announce World Superbike Champion and MotoGP star Ben Spies will make a special autograph signing appearance at the HJC Consumer Booth at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show (IMS) this Friday, December 17. The Yamaha factory MotoGP racer will be in attendance to sign autographs and meet with fans starting at 4.45 p.m.

Jason Vincent Danny Webb Anthony West Jock West

Words to Elvis

BLACK STAR BLESSED JESUS HOLD MY HAND BLOWIN IN THE WIND BLUE CHRISTMAS

Ant West Retires From MotoGP Because of No Sponsorship

MotoGP rider Anthony West announced today his withdrawal from racing for the 2012 season, and likely his retirement from racing altogether. The Australian rider has had an up and down career, with two seasons in the premier class, along with the occasional forays and the 2009 season in World Supersport racing. His best season, the 2003 250cc championship, saw West place seventh overall, scoring a single win and four total podium finishes during his run. ...

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Santa's Sack is Full of Elvis Christmas Pictures

It?s time once again to post ElvisBlog?s annual collection of images connecting Elvis and Christmas. Fortunately, creative fans keep coming up with new ideas and put them on the internet for us to enjoy.

COME ALONG COME WHAT MAY CONFIDENCE COTTON CANDY LAND

Repsol Honda MotoGP 2012 Media Launch Press Release

On the eve of first official Sepang MotoGP test of the year, the Repsol Honda team held the traditional launch of the 2012 season at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. There, HRC presented the Honda RC213V MotoGP bike, while Casey Stoner unveiled the #1 plate he will be running.

The press release after the launch is below, while the official launch photos (courtesy of Honda Racing) appear underneath the press release:


Repsol Honda Team return to centre stage in Malaysia

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His words of soul

COTTON CANDY LAND COULD I FALL IN LOVE CRAWFISH CRAZY ARMS

The Dainese D-Air Racing Airbag Suit Comes to America

Getting a look at Dainese & AGV’s 2012 collection,�Asphalt & Rubber was down in Orange County earlier this week to see the highly anticipated Dainese D-Air Racing leather suit, which has a four liter airbag system that helps reduce the risk of injury during a motorcycle crash. Dainese has been working on the D-Air Racing system for 10 years now, and after soft-launching the airbag suit in Europe, the Italian company is ready to bring ...

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His dignity

SWEET CAROLINE SWEET LEILANI SWEETHEART YOU DONE ME WRONG SWING DOWN SWEET CHARIOT

Storrar to Isle of Man TT (Pic)

Scottish rider Jimmy Storrar has confirmed that he will make his Isle of Man TT races debut in 2011. The Perth born racer will compete for Mick Charnock?s ?TC Racing Honda/DP Coldplaning? outfit in all classes at the 2011 meeting. The team have secured high spec 600cc and 1000cc Honda?s for their Isle of Man campaign.

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Elvis for President?


If you live in Iowa, New Hampshire, or South Carolina (as I do), you have withstood a barrage of political pitches on TV, in the mail, and on the telephone.  After a while, it gets to be too much, and you can?t wait for it all to move on to the next state.

So, with politics taking center stage around here this week, it reminded me that I have a pretty good file of pictures about Elvis running for President.  As impossible as that idea is, it is fun to see how the concept has intrigued people for over 50 years.

 

 

Caf�Press.com has a selection of Elvis for President T-shirts including this long sleeve black one for $32.50.  There are several other models all using the same graphic design.

                    

 

The idea of Elvis for President isn?t limited to clothing.  Here are examples of books, CDs and DVDs.

                           

 

The title of this DVD is misleading.  It has nothing to do with Elvis running for President.  It is simply another bootleg concert video, primarily the March 20, 1976 show in Charlotte, NC, plus snippets from Syracuse, Buffalo, Memphis, and Macon.  The closest thing to politics on it is Elvis walking across the stage carrying an American flag.

 

Here?s a variation on the Presidential Seal.  If Elvis can?t be President, at least he will always be king.

 


The idea of Elvis for President can be traced all the way back to 1956.


 

This picture was taken at the Los Angeles airport as Elvis arrived to begin filming ?Love Me Tender.?  According to the Graceland archives, Elvis received 5,000 write-in votes for President in the 1956 election.


 

I like this idea.  After the madness of these last two weeks with back-to-back-to-back TV ads and unending robo-calls, if Elvis was on the ballot here in South Carolina, he would get a large backlash vote.

 


Presumably, this shot was taken during the election years of 1972 or 1976, because the hat says ?Elvis for President.?

 

                     
      

This Weekly World News cover story was the topic of an interesting ElvisBlog article a few years ago.  The image is the best artist?s depiction I?ve ever seen of what old Elvis might have looked like.

 

Here?s an interesting attitude that probably appeals to some folks.  It might be the result if we get to a deadlocked convention.   If that happens, I have the perfect compromise candidate:


 

 


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

 

THERE S NO PLACE LIKE HOME THERE S NO TOMORROW THEY REMIND ME TOO MUCH OF YOU THINKING ABOUT YOU

Spies at HJC?s Long Beach Show Booth

Cerritos, CA: HJC Helmets is pleased to announce World Superbike Champion and MotoGP star Ben Spies will make a special autograph signing appearance at the HJC Consumer Booth at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show (IMS) this Friday, December 17. The Yamaha factory MotoGP racer will be in attendance to sign autographs and meet with fans starting at 4.45 p.m.

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YOUNG DREAMS YOUR CHEATIN HEART YOUR LOVE S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING YOUR TIME HASN T COME YET BABY

Ben Spies 2009 World Superbike Champion

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Elvis Movie Match-Up


When coming attractions are shown at your local movie theater, they usually start with a montage of short exciting scenes, plus a booming announcer voice-over to hype your interest.  Believe it or not, there is an old VHS tape titled ?Elvis in the Movies? that shows the trailers for all 31 of Elvis? acting movies.  This string of three minute coming attractions makes it possible to compile those announcer tag-lines.  Most are pretty strange, and some seem downright awful all these years later.

 


 

So, here?s a challenging little quiz for you.  Below are the actual tag-lines used on all of Elvis? movies.  Have some fun and try to identify the film for each one.  Answers are at the end.

1)  Yes, it?s Elvis as a swinging, singing cowboy.  A Rodeo ridin?, bronco bustin? champ, whose job is wrangling fillies on a dude ranch.

2) He?s a high flying stock car jockey with a room full of trophies.  Elvis has a one-track mind and a winning streak that couldn?t be broken? until he found a gorgeous, groovy government agent in his slip-stream.

3) Here, against the fabulous panorama of one of the most glamorous and exciting events of recent times, is everything that made Elvis Presley one of the greatest entertainment stars in the world.

4) His first great motion picture.  Out of the great Southwest comes the sensational adventure of the notorious Reno brothers and the girl they fought over.

5) It?s a blow-up, it?s a blast.  A love affair between a photographer, his pussycat, her playboy, and a pooch? is all about passion, punches, pleasure, pandemonium.

6) Flip-out with Elvis.  Elvis, making the scene, and he?s with some of the most luscious lovelies that ever filled out a bikini.  Elvis rockin? and sockin? on the waterfront.

7) A different kind of role, a different kind of man.  On his neck he wore the brand of a killer, on his hip he wore vengeance.

8) Follow that car.  It?s headed toward this theater, loaded with the most happy-go-lucky group of wanderers who ever came down the pike chasing after the rainbow.

9) Elvis is in trouble, big trouble.  Elvis is on his way.  He?s off to mod London and swinging Europe ? and mystery.

10) Now and again, the West produces a man who stands away from the crowd.  Noble as the valley, rugged as the rocks, a man of action who makes an unforgettable impact. [ed. note: this is tongue-in-cheek]

11) Rambling, roving, restless, reckless.  Elvis getting the chicks all worked up, but cutting loose from any dolly that can tie him down.

12) Elvis is back and so is his biggest hit movie.  A tough Blackboard Jungle kid.  The astounding success story of this rebel with a voice that rocked the world.

13) The red, white and blue show of the year.  It?s a three-day pass at those frolicking frauleins, but the dancing darling who blocks every pass has all the guys in a spin ? and guess who the boys are betting on to break through her defenses.

14) Elvis, your personal guide to America?s exotic Eden, our Polynesian paradise.  He hits the beach with the most luscious armful of delight on the island.

15) It?s a knockout.  It?s a honey of a picture, filled with that Elvis kind of action, that Elvis kind of love.

16) On fire with a Latin lilt, Latin love, Latin rhythm.

17) It?s Elvis swinging.  It?s Elvis singing.  It?s Elvis racing.  With his foot on the gas ? and no breaks on the fun.

18) Elvis Presley, in the change of pace roll as a doctor doing his best to keep the lid on a red-hot ghetto.

19) The first big modern musical built around the fiery personality of Elvis Presley.  Follow him through the barn-storming days, the one-night stands, the big moment when the girls discover him ? and he discovers girls.

20) The excitement when these two let themselves go on a wild and woolly whirl through Funtown, USA.  A jumpin? jackpot of melody.

21) Now Elvis brings the legend to fun-filled life.

22) Across the burning sands rides a dauntless stranger, meeting every challenge with clashing swords and bare-handed daring.

23) It?s Elvis cooking up a storm of entertainment.  Elvis throws the wildest beach party since they invented the bikini and the beat.

24) They?ve crowned a new king on the street where jazz was born.  Now he crowns his meteoric rise to fame with a fiery burst dramatic power.

25) The two greatest lovers in the Great Smokies.

26) Songs, songs, songs.  Skipper Elvis serenades a port full of lovelies.  The greatest of all Elvis Presley musicals with a whole album full of brand new songs.

27) Running wild as a copter flyboy with more co-pilots than he can handle.

28) It?s Elvis Presley.  He?s the boss, boss-man of a groovy travelling tent show.  It?s a little wicked and wild, weird and wacky ? wallopin? way-out entertainment.

29) Elvis Presley sings songs of love to Hope Lang, songs of love to Tuesday Weld, songs of love to Millie Perkins.  And wherever Elvis goes, excitement follows.  Tense, torrid, tempestuous.

30) The white man?s song was on his lips, but an Indian war-cry was in his heart, as he is torn between two loyalties, two loves, and he fought to save them both.

31) Elvis invades the land of the bikinis on those spring vacation revels.  And thousands of college kids go, go, go.

 


ANSWERS:


1) Tickle Me                                       17)  Spinout
2) Speedway                                      18)  Change of Habit
3) It Happened at the World?s Fair      19)  Loving You
4) Love Me Tender                             20)  Viva Las Vegas
5) Live A Little, Love A Little               21)  Frankie and Johnny
6) Easy Come, Easy Go                     22)  Harum Scarum
7) Charro                                            23)  Clambake
8) Follow that Dream                          24)  King Creole
9) Double Trouble                               25)  Kissin? Cousins
10) Stay Away Joe                             26)  Girls, Girls, Girls
11) Roustabout                                   27)  Paradise ? Hawaiian Style
12) Jailhouse Rock                             28)  The Trouble with Girls
13) G.I. Blues                                     29)  Wild in the Country
14) Blue Hawaii                                  30)  Flaming Star
15) Kid Galahad                                 31)  Girl Happy
16) Fun in Acapulco

 

Does the hype from these Elvis movie trailers make you want to watch one of his films tonight?  It works for me.  Let?s see, maybe it would be cool to watch Elvis wrangling fillies, or getting chicks all worked up, or making a pass at frolicking frauleins. No, I think I?ll go for Elvis hitting the beach with the most luscious armful of delight on the island.

How can critics say all Elvis movies are all the same?  Who cares?  They?re all wallopin? way-out entertainment.

 


�  2011    Philip R Arnold, Original Elvis Blogmeister    All Rights Reserved   
www.ElvisBlog.net


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

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Chris Carr Announces ?Farewell to Flat Track? Tour

Winding down one of the greatest careers in AMA Flat Track Championship racing history, seven-time champion Chris Carr has decided to make the upcoming 2011 season his last effort at pursuing an overall AMA Twins title.

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He is looking at us!

BLUE MOON BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY BLUE RIVER BLUE SUEDE SHOES

Harley-Davidson Sales Grew Almost 6% in 2011

A few years ago death was on the doorstop for Harley-Davidson. Posting yearly sales losses on a regular basis, when the recession hit the Milwaukee company, it sold off its holdings in MV Agusta, and shuttered the Buell Motorcycle brand in order to keep its core business unit intact. In Q2 of 2011, Harley-Davidson posted its YTD of growth since 2006, and the Bar & Shield brand continued that trend throughout the rest of last ...

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His words

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Town Names Gresini Honorary Citizen (Pic)

Fausto Gresini was made an honorary citizen of the town of San Clemente tuesday 21 december at the Sant�Andrea sports centre in Casale. Mayor Christian D�Andrea was on hand to honour the double 125cc World Champion and Gresini Racing team manager, who has based his racing operations in San Clemente since forming the race team several years ago.

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His smile

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Tissot Extends Official Timekeeper Partnership With Dorna

Dorna Sports have extended their long-standing partnership with Swiss watchmaker Tissot as the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of MotoGP. The successful partnership, which began over 10 years ago, sees Tissot continue as the official timing partner of the FIM?s flagship motorcycle racing championship.

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Was This Elvis' Best Birthday Present Ever?

Perhaps you have seen this photo on the internet. I run into it from time to time, but nobody has ever included a caption or text explaining the story of Elvis and this old car.

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Marseille, Marseille so good they named it twice

There is no doubt that the 2012 FIM X-Trial World Championship has begun at speed with the trip to M...

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Pink Elvis Clothing Brings In Some Big Green at Auction

Knowledgeable Elvis fans are aware that he had a penchant for flashy, unconventional clothing. In the 50s, this inclination was frequently expressed in pink wardrobe items, especially shirts. On December 13, Heritage Auctions held another of their Music and Entertainment Auctions, and two pink Elvis shirts went to new owners for healthy prices. We have seen these shirts in iconic photos for years, and now the story behind them has been told in the auction catalog.

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Guest Column: The Business Of Racing, By Eric Trytko

With the news coming out today that Ant West will not be able to make the grid for the 2012 motor GP season, due to his inability to find funding for his ride, brings up an interesting take on where the sport of MotoGP, motorcycle racing, and motor sports in general fits in with life today in our current economic environment.

Young riders coming up today, and even current riders, need to understand that they are no longer being paid to race. This is a major change in mindset, what they are paid to do is work as a marketing tool for their sponsors and patrons. For most of the history of athletics and motorsports, one of two things had to happen for you to compete, you either were either wealthy, or, you had to have a wealthy patron. Patron, another term for sponsor, is something that disappeared, for the most part, post-World War II on a personal level. Post World War II sponsorship came from corporations rather than people though that really didn't become visible until the 1960s with the Lotus Formula One team.

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I need your love!

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Kawasaki WSBK Press Release: Lascorz And Sykes End Test At Almeria

The Kawasaki World Superbike team issued the following press release after their private test at the Almeria circuit in southern Spain:

Year: 
2012

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