Wednesday, 4 February 2009
NHRA CHAMPIONSHIP DRAG RACING
Topic: auto racing
If you haven't noticed already, I love MUSCLE CARS and auto racing. NASCAR seems to get all of the attention these days, but the type of cars and racing speed that I really enjoy is usually found in the NHRA Championship Drag Racing circuit. Here are the profiles of two American racing legends.
Kenny Bernstein became a full-time professional Funny Car driver in 1979 with the Ray Alley owned "Engine Masters" Ford Mercury Cougar. Bernstein won his first Funny Car championship in 1985, and in 1990 began to drive in the Top Fuel Dragster class.
He became the first driver in any class to exceed 300 MPH in competition, and won his first Top Fuel championship in 1996, becoming the first driver in NHRA history to win a championship in both of the nitro classes.
Bernstein retired in 2002, but in September 2006 announced that he would return to racing in the Funny Car division the following season with the Monster Energy Dodge Charger. His return to active competition was not as successful as he had hoped, and he returned to retirement after the season ended. Check out Kenny's official website here >>> Kenny Bernstein Racing.
Gary Gabelich, a San Pedro native, began his racing career as a teenager, winning first place in the stock eliminator drag racing class at Santa Ana at age sixteen. At age nineteen he won the world's first jet dragster race, topping 250 MPH.
He was the first man to break into drag racing's seven-second bracket, driving a Double A Fuel dragster at 7.05 seconds in 1967. He drove the Beach City Chevrolet Corvette funny car to speeds over 200 MPH, a first for a Chevrolet funny vehicle powered by a liquid gas-hydrogen peroxide rocket engine.
On October 23, 1970 Gary set the land speed record on a dry lake bed at Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah with his rocket-powered vehicle "Blue Flame". He achieved an average speed of 622.287 MPH and a peak speed of 650 MPH, a land speed record that existed for almost 13 years.
Gabelich was seriously injured in the crash of an experimental 4 wheel drive funny car. Gabelich died in January 1984 in a motorcycle crash.
Here are some other cool links >>> DODGE CHARGER PHOTO PAGE >>> MONSTER ENERGY ATHLETES >>> COUGAR AD GALLERY.
Wednesday, 3 December 2008
COLLEGE BOWL GAMES
IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN. NCAA COLLEGE BOWL season begins Saturday, December 20, 2008. Get ready
for Hamburgers, Baked Beans and the WINTER TAILGATE PARTY! OOOOOOHHHH YEAH!!! Below is a list of some of the Bowl games this season. Click on the Bowl games below to go to the official websites of these events. You can also find some cool information on these sites >>>> College GameDay
and Football Bowl Association.
| BOWL GAME|| || Date|| || || |
| || || || || || |
|Allstate Sugar Bowl|| ||Jan 02, 09|| || || |
|Armed Forces Bowl|| ||Dec 31, 08|| || || |
|AT&T Cotton Bowl|| ||Jan 02, 09|| || || |
|AutoZone Liberty Bowl|| ||Dec 31, 08|| || || |
|BCS National Championship|| ||Jan 08, 09|| || || |
|Brut Sun Bowl || ||Dec 31, 08|| || || |
|Capital One Bowl || ||Jan 01, 09|| || || |
|Champs Sports Bowl|| ||Dec 27, 08|| || || |
|Chick-fil-A Bowl|| ||Dec 31, 08|| || || |
|EagleBank Bowl|| ||Dec 20, 08|| || || |
|Emerald Bowl|| ||Dec 27, 08|| || || |
|FedEx Orange Bowl|| ||Jan 01, 09|| || || |
|Fiesta Bowl|| ||Jan 05, 09|| || || |
|GMAC Bowl|| ||Jan 06, 09|| || || |
|Hawaii Bowl|| ||Dec 24, 08|| || || |
|Humanitarian Bowl|| ||Dec 30, 08|| || || |
|Independence Bowl|| ||Dec 28, 08|| || || |
|Insight Bowl|| ||Dec 31, 08|| || || |
|International Bowl|| ||Jan 03, 09|| || || |
|Konica Minolta Gator Bowl|| ||Jan 01, 09|| || || |
|Las Vegas Bowl|| ||Dec 20, 08|| || || |
|Meineke Car Care Bowl|| ||Dec 27, 08|| || || |
|Motor City Bowl|| ||Dec 26, 08|| || || |
|Music City Bowl|| ||Dec 31, 08|| || || |
|New Mexico Bowl|| ||Dec 20, 08|| || || |
|Outback Bowl|| ||Jan 01, 08|| || || |
|Papajohns.com Bowl|| ||Dec 29, 08|| || || |
|Rose Bowl|| ||Jan 01, 08|| || || |
|Poinsettia Bowl|| ||Dec 23, 09|| || || |
|St. Petersburg Bowl|| ||Dec 20, 08|| || || |
|Texas Bowl|| ||Dec 30, 08|| || || |
|Valero Alamo Bowl|| ||Dec 29, 08|| || || |
Here's a LOOK at some of the teams that are going to be playing!
August 30: #24 Alabama vs. #9 Clemson
September 6: Miami (FL) at #5 Florida
September 13: #5 Ohio State at #1 USC
September 20: #6 LSU at #9 Auburn
September 27: #8 Alabama at #3 Georgia
October 4: #13 Auburn at #19 Vanderbilt
October 11: #5 Texas vs. #1 Oklahoma
October 18: #11 Missouri at #1 Texas
October 25: #3 Penn State at #9 Ohio State
November 1: #1 Texas at #7 Texas Tech
November 8: #1 Alabama at #15 LSU
November 15: Hampton at Florida A&M
November 22: #2 Texas Tech at #5 Oklahoma
November 29: #3 Oklahoma at #11 Oklahoma State
December 6: #1 Alabama vs. #4 Florida
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
BIG TEN WOMENS SOCCER
Hey everybody, I just wanted to tell you how much I have been enjoying watching Women's Big Ten Soccer matches on TV every week. After recently rediscovering how much I love tennis, I have found a new love - Women's Big Ten Soccer. It is so much fun to relax and have a beer and watch these women play a match on the fantastically landscaped fields of the midwestern universities. Last week I watched Purdue at Iowa and a couple of days ago I enjoyed the Michigan at Northwestern game. Northwestern has such an awesome field! Sometimes the games can get a little slow but, with the positive energy of the attractive ladies and all of the beautiful scenery, it is always a good time. I can't wait to see the next game each week. I will really enjoy the Semifinal and Championship games at Iowa, be sure not to miss the action. Check out the television schedule listed below for upcoming Women's Big Ten Soccer matches. The times may vary by location, so check your local listings.
WOMEN'S BIG TEN SOCCER:
| 10/12|| Purdue at Iowa||2:00 p.m. |
| 10/19|| Illinois at Indiana||2:00 p.m. |
| 10/19|| Michigan at Northwestern||4:00 p.m. |
| 10/26|| Northwestern at Minnesota||2:00 p.m. |
| 10/31|| Purdue at Illinois||6:00 p.m. |
| 11/7|| Big Ten Tournament Semifinal #1 (at Iowa)||2:00 p.m. |
| 11/7|| Big Ten Tournament Semifinal #2 (at Iowa)||4:30 p.m. |
| 11/9|| Big Ten Tournament Championship (at Iowa)||3:00 p.m. |
Saturday, 19 April 2008
TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH 2008
Topic: auto racing
Yesterday I went to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. When I first arrived during the Champ Car Qualifying (Session 1) I went under the underpass of the Performing Arts Center which made a huge echo chamber and man it was LOUD! I didn't realize until I had to move huge barricades to get out of there that it had been OFF LIMITS but I had been allowed to go there without hassle from anybody. I started off the events by having a few Heineken beers at the Hyatt. The weather was great and I was having a good time. I also checked out the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Qualifying from the bar and pool area of the hotel. Then, from a seat at the starting/finish line I was able to watch the American Le Mans Series Qualifying which was a very good race. Then it was back to the hotel for more beer, at which time the Formula Drift/Super Lap Practice was happening. After that I went to Bubba Gumps and saw Uncle Joe broadcasting live for KLOS. If you want to check out the action ESPN will be showing the CHAMP CAR ATLANTIC EVENTS today April 20, 2008, and then the 34th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Champ Car Race on Sunday will be picked up by ABC so check your local listings.
Wednesday, 2 April 2008
SURFING TEAHUPOO, TAHITI
WORK SUCKS! There is nothing to do except talk about CHICKS, PARTIES, AND BIG WAVES!! On the topic of REALLY BIG WAVES, in San Francisco this past winter the local news reported the waves had just reached over 20 feet tall during an annual contest up there. My friend told me he knew about this and that I should check out >>>>> SURFLINE.COM and the pictures of a place called >>>>> TEAHUPOO TAHITI where they have totally vertical monster waves and reportedly the "heaviest wave in the world". Here are some cool links to pictures and information about the place >>>>> YAHOO! TRAVEL >>>>> SURFER MAGAZINE.
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
Saturday, 10 November 2007
RSS FEED AND MOBLOG
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Monday, 5 November 2007
Golfing in the UK and Scotland
Now Playing: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
Monday, 5 November 2007 - 6:01 AM PST
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Monday, 29 October 2007
BOSTON SWEEPS THE ROCKIES FOR WORLD SERIES TITLE
The Boston Red Sox win their second World Series trophy in four years after a 4-3 win against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver on Sunday night. The Red Sox have won their last eight World Series games. This gives Boston their second World Series sweep in four years. It's hard to believe that three of the last four World Series champions swept the series. The last two championships for the Red Sox come after the team went 85 years without a title.
Monday, 15 October 2007
Project Gotham Racing and Forza Motorsport
Topic: auto racing
I love a good race! Whether it's Top Fuel Funny, Top Fuel Hydroplane, MotoGP or NASCAR. As dangerous as these sports are, it's fun to simulate the experience. There are a couple of games that look really cool! Forza 2 Motorsport is an accurate simulation of circuit-based play. It has the ability to realistically model damage to over 200 cars. Project Gotham Racing 4 released October 2, 2007 simulates ten advanced weather effects and features Tokyo, New York, the Nürburgring, London and Las Vegas, Shanghai, St. Petersburg, Quebec City, Macau and Michelin Test Tracks. Some of the vehicles you can race include >>> Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, >>> Ferrari F430, >>> Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, >>> Tesla Roadster, >>> Chevrolet Corvette, and a Yamaha Motorcycle. >>>
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