Friday, June 24, 2016

Hungry?





Here's a 1967 commercial for McDonald's restaurants.

'66 Dodge Charger





Here's a TV commercial for the 1966 Dodge Charger with actress Pamela Austin!

Leyland Cars 1977





Here's a British TV commercial for the various makes from what was then British Leyland.

AMC Renault Encore Commercial 1986





Here's a television ad for the 1986 Wisconsin-built Renault Alliance.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

1969 Great Plymouth Sale Car Commercial





Here's a 1969 commercial heralding the Great Plymouth Sale, with the Road Runner and the incomparable Wile E. Coyote!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Any Bets?

On the nickname of Las Vegas' new NHL expansion franchise, which was awarded on Wednesday and is scheduled to start play in the 2017-18 season?

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Gladiators Slay Steel In Portland Before Smallest-Ever Rose City AFL Attendance

At Portland:

In Saturday night Arena Football League action, Arvell Nelson threw for seven touchdown passes as the Cleveland Gladiators (6-6) knocked off the Portland Steel (1-10) 58-49 on the road.

The announced crowd of 4,516 at the Moda Center was the smallest home crowd not only in the three-year history of Portland's current AFL franchise, but for any Rose City league franchise---the 1997-99 Portland Forest Dragons included.

'66 Jeep Wagoneer

Here's a magazine ad for the 1966 Jeep Wagoneer.

'55 Chrysler 300

Here's a magazine ad for the 1955 Chrysler 300.

DKW 3=6

Here's a US magazine ad from 1957 for the West German-built DKW 3=6.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Timbers 2 Fall To Whitecaps FC II In BC

At Vancouver, British Columbia:

Daniel Haber scored the only goal of the match in the 87th minute on Sunday as Vancouver Whitecaps FC II defeated visiting Portland Timbers 2 in United Soccer League action by a 1-0 score.

The Portland Timbers' own-and-operated USL affiliate will next travel to Fenton, Missouri for an encounter with Saint Louis FC on Saturday at 5:30 PM Pacific Time.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

LEBRON (NAMED SERIES MVP) DELIVERS TRIPLE DOUBLE AS CAVS UNSEAT WARRIORS IN GAME SEVEN FOR FIRST NBA CHAMPIONSHIP; CLEVELAND'S 52-YEAR SPORTS TITLE DROUGHT ENDS

At Oakland, California:
Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
LeBron James---named series Most Valuable Player (and shown here)---produced a triple double (27 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists) on Sunday as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the defending title-holding Golden State Warriors 93-89 on the road in game seven of the NBA Finals and won their first-ever NBA championship-----the first sports crown for a Cleveland club since 1964----four games to three, becoming the first club to overcome a three-games-to-one championship-series deficit.

The Cavaliers became the first team to take game seven of the title series on the road since the Washington Bullets did the trick in Seattle in 1978.

Kyrie Irving added 26 points to the Cavaliers' coffers.

Draymond Green came close to producing a triple double in pacing the Warriors with 32 points---while grabbing 15 rebounds and dishing out nine assists.

USA Today photo by Bob Donnan

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Timbers Settle For 2-2 Road Draw With RSL

At Sandy, Utah:

Yura Movsisyan converted a controversially-awarded penalty kick in the 70th minute on Saturday to lift Real Salt Lake to a 2-2 Major League Soccer home draw with the Portland Timbers.

Juan Manuel Martinez also scored for RSL, in this case in the 17th minute.

Fanendo Adi (29') and Lucas Melano (44') each scored once for the Timbers.

Portland's next league game is a home encounter with the Houston Dynamo set for next Sunday (June 26) at 3:00 PM Pacific Time (ESPN 2).