Tuesday, July 28, 2015

No Quad Headlights Or Fins Tacked On Fins On This One

Here's a 1958 Packard Hawk----a badge-engineered Studebaker Golden Hawk----one of 588 built at the Studebaker South Bend, Indiana plant.

One Of 1200

Here's a 1958 Packard four-door sedan, one of 1200 that were built at the Studebaker plant in South Bend, Indiana.  Same tacked-on quad headlights and fins-tacked-on-fins as the Hardtop and Station Wagon.

Uber Rare Packardbaker

Here's a 1958 Packard Station Wagon, which has the same tacked-on quad headlights and tailfins tacked-on tailfins as the Hardtop and four-door Sedans from that year.

159 of these station wagons were built, making them among the rarest Packards ever.

Packardbaker Time Again

Here a 1958 Packard Hardtop, complete with what looks like hastily tacked-on quad headlights and tailfins tacked upon tailfins.

675 of these cars were built at the Studebaker plant in South Bend, Indiana.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Timbers 2 Fall At Home

At Portland, Oregon:

John McBean scored the only goal of the match in the 15th minute on Sunday as Los Angeles Galaxy II knocked off Portland Timbers 2 by a 1-0 margin on the road in United Soccer League action.

The Portland Timbers' USL affiliate will visit the Austin Aztex in Texas this coming Saturday at 6:00 PM Pacific Time.

Broken Record: Riders Lose Again

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

C.J. Gable picked up 164 yards from scrimmage (135 yards on the ground on 20 carries and 29 yards through the air) while quarterback Zach Collaros completed 19 of 28 passes for 284 yards and a touchdown on Sunday as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2-2) defeated the Saskatchewan Roughriders (0-5) 31-21 in Canadian Football League action.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Thunder's Playoff Hopes On Life Support After Tough Defeat At Spokane

At Spokane, Washington:

The Spokane Shock (6-10) held off the visiting Portland Thunder (4-12) 42-40 in Saturday Arena Football League action.  The Thunder would have to win their final two regular-season games (against Las Vegas and Arizona) to have a chance to qualify for the ArenaBowl playoffs.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Hoops Too Much For Timbers

At Frisco, Texas:

Michael Barrios scored twice (12', 22') as FC Dallas dominated the visiting Portland Timbers 4-1 in Saturday Major League Soccer action.  The win was the Hoops' fifth in a row, the first time that has happened since 1999, when the club was still known as the Dallas Burn.

The Timbers' next match will be at San Jose against the Earthquakes next Sunday at 5:00 PM Pacific Time (ESPN 2).

Friday, July 24, 2015

S2 Blank Visiting T2 On Friday

At Tukwila, Washington:

Giuliano Frano (26') and Oalex Anderson (32') each scored a goal on Friday as Seattle Sounders 2 blanked their Portland Timbers' counterpart 2-0 at home in Friday United Soccer League action.

Nova Pilbeam, English Actress Who Played Kidnapped Daughter In 1934 Version Of "The Man Who Knew Too Much," R.I.P.

Nova Pilbeam, the English actress who co-starred in two of Alfred Hitchcock's 1930s British-made motion pictures, but who retired from motion pictures in the late 1940s, before she was 30 years old, passed away last Friday (July 17) at her home in London at age 95.

Miss Pilbeam's passing was confirmed by a friend of hers.

London-born Nova began her film career (all spent in her native Britain) as a child actress in the early 1930s.

In 1934, she came to international attention when played the role of the kidnapped daughter of a man (played by Leslie Banks) who stumbled on an assassination plot.  This was the original version of "The Man Who Knew Too Much," directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

This film is also remembered as the first English-language film of co-star Peter Lorre.

Three years later at around age 17, Nova co-starred in another Hitchcock-directed film, entitled "Young and Innocent (distributed in the US as "The Girl Was Young")".

Even in those early years, Sir Alfred said of the actress that was quoted in British newspaper obituaries of Nova this week"she had the intelligence of a fully-grown woman.  She had confidence and ideas of her own."

In this photo, here's Nova, pictured with her co-star Leslie Banks and a four-legged friend when both were in "The Man Who Knew Too Much." 

Hulton Archives/Getty Images photo 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Timbers 2 Double-Up Whitecaps Counterparts At Home

At Portland, Oregon:

In Sunday United Soccer League action, Kharlton Belmar (18'), Safiu Fatawu (29'), George Fochive (52'), and Blair Gavin (87') each scored once as Portland Timbers 2 doubled-up visiting Vancouver Whitecaps II 4-2.

PDL Playoffs: Sounders U23s Blow Out Timbers Counterparts In Portland To Advance; Timbers' U23 Season Ends

At Portland, Oregon:

In Sunday Premier Development League Western Conference playoff action, Guillermo Delgado (10'), David Olsen (64'), Jonathan Campbell (73'), and Derek Johnson (90'+) each scored a goal as the Seattle Sounders Under-23 squad dominated their Portland Timbers' counterparts 4-1 on the road.

The Sounders U23s take on the Burlingame Dragons from California in a Friday playoff game to be played at Tucson, Arizona.

The All-New, All-American Rambler

Here's a two-page magazine ad for American Motors' 1956 Ramblers, which were being sold at Nash and Hudson dealerships, with appropriate badging.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Thunder Blow Big Lead, Fall In OT To SaberCats In San Jose

At San Jose, California:

Reggie Gray caught 14 passes for 130 yards and four touchdowns while Ben Nelson caught the game-winning TD pass from quarterback Erik Meyer (who threw for eight scores) in overtime as the San Jose SaberCats (15-1) overcame a first-half three-touchdown deficit and upended the visiting Portland Thunder (4-11) 55-49 on Saturday in Arena Football League action.