Friday, July 31, 2015

Eskimos Blow Out Riders; Saskatchewan Off To Worst Start In 36 Years

At Edmonton, Alberta:

Defensive back Patrick Watkins picked off two passes on Friday, with one of them returned 47 yards for a touchdown while quarterback Matt Nichols completed 27 of 39 passes for 300 yards and a pair of TDs as the Edmonton Eskimos (4-1) smothered the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders (0-6, their first such start since 1979) 30-5 in Canadian Football League action.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Drive A '64 Rambler

Here's a magazine ad for American Motors' 1964 Rambler.

What's The Matter? Thirsty?

Nothing does it like Seven-Up!

1955 magazine advertisement.

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 2:00 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.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Timbers Settle For 1-1 Cascadia Cup Home Draw With Caps

At Portland, Oregon:

Mathias Laba delivered the equalizer in the 58th minute on Saturday as the Vancouver Whitecaps came back to gain a 1-1 Cascadia Cup road draw with the Portland Timbers, whose Diego Valeri scored in the 34th minute.

The Timbers' next match will be on the road in Frisco, Texas against FC Dallas next Saturday night a 6:00 PM Pacific Time (ROOT Sports Northwest).

Friday, July 17, 2015

Another Tough Defeat For The Riders

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

The British Columbia Lions (2-1) defeated the Saskatchewan Roughriders (0-4) 27-24 on the road in Friday Canadian Football League action. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay threw for 127 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for a career-high 105 yards.  The Riders remain the CFL's lone winless team as they have dropped their first four contests by a total of 12 points.  

Aero- Willys

Magazine ad for the 1954 Aero Willys.

George and Gracie.....

And their Henry J.?

1951 magazine ad for Kaiser-Frazer's compact car.

'53 Nash Healey

Here's a 1953 Nash Healey roadster.

'62 Lark

1962 Studebaker Lark two-door sedan.

Wow! Those TV Sets Were Expensive Back Then!

Here's a 1949 magazine ad for RCA Victor's EYE WITNESS TELEVISION.

Headachey? Groggy?

Take Ted Husing's advice.  Take Bromo Seltzer!

Magazine ad from 1939 with the radio (and future early television) personality and sportscaster.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Great Looking Kaiser!

Here's a 1954 Kaiser Manhattan four-door sedan.


Sunday, July 12, 2015

Thunder Score Club-Record 72 Points, Snap Losing Streak

At Portland, Oregon:

The Portland Thunder (4-10) scored a single-game franchise record on Saturday night as they snapped a six-game losing streak with a 72-48 Arena Football League home victory over the Jacksonville Sharks (7-7).

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Second-Half Scoring Barrage Sinks Timbers

At Chester, Pennsylvania:

Vincent Nogueira scored twice (71', 82') and Andrew Wenger once (69') on Saturday as the Philadelphia Union erupted in the second half to dominate the visiting Portland Timbers 3-0 in Major League Soccer action.  Cristian Maidana assisted on all three goals.

Next Saturday, the Timbers will host the Vancouver Whitecaps in a Cascadia Cup clash (7:30 PM, Pacific Time, ROOT Sports Northwest).

Riders Drop Another Tough One

At Vancouver, British Columbia:

After Richie Leone kicked a franchise-record 55-yard field goal to force overtime, quarterback Travis Lulay threw four-yard touchdown pass to Manny Areceneux in the extra period as the British Columbia Lions (1-1) came from behind Friday to upend the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders (0-3) 35-32 in Canadian Football League action.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Timbers 2 Fall To Whitecaps Counterparts On Road

At Burnaby, British Columbia:

Tyler Rosenlund (47') and Victor Blasco (63') each scored once in the second half as Vancouver Whitecaps II came from behind to upend visiting Portland Timbers 2 in Friday United Soccer League action by a score of 2-1.

Sacre Bleu: A French Car Built In Kenosha?

Here's a magazine ad for the 1985 Renault Alliance, built at the American Motors' plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

This was when the French automaker owned fairly sizeable chunk of AMC stock.

Best Looking Edsels---Bar None

Here's a magazine ad for the 1960 Edsel.

They look like ersatz 1959 Pontiacs.  They were also much better looking than the 1958 and '59 models with that horse-collar grille.

If only they designed them that way two years earlier.

It turned out to be an abortive 1960 model year for the car when Ford Motor Company ended production of the Edsel right near the end of the 1959 calendar year.

Nice Mercs

Here's a magazine ad for the 1950 Mercury.


How would you like to ride around on one of these muggy summer days in a 1950 Willys Jeepster?

Here's a magazine ad for the '50 Jeepster.

Fine Economy Car

Magazine ad for the 1960 Dodge Dart.

Ahead For Keeps, Eh?

At least this ad didn't blurt out "Suddenly it's 1961!"

Two-page magazine ad for the 1958 Plymouths.

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Badge-Engineered Henry J

Here's what looks like a magazine ad for the 1952 Allstate.  This car was a badge-engineered Henry J built by Kaiser-Frazer and was available at a few Sears stores in the South and was featured in Sears-Roebuck catalogs.  These cars were built in the model years of 1952 and 1953.

This car was not a success.

Sleek Saab

Here's a magazine ad for the 1972 Saab Sonett.

Road Draw For Timbers U23s

At Bremerton, Washington:

The Portland Timbers Under-23 squad gained a Wednesday 1-1 Premier Development League road draw with the Kitsap Pumas.

Omar Sharif, Actor Who Starred In "Doctor Zhivago," R.I.P.

Omar Sharif, the Egyptian actor who rode to international fame in such motion pictures as "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962) and "Doctor Zhivago" (1965), passed away on Friday at a Cairo, Egypt hospital from a heart attack at age 83.

Later in life, Mr. Sharif became known for his expertise in the game of bridge.

Farewell, Snake

Ken Stabler, the former University of Alabama quarterback who starred with the Oakland Raiders in the 1970s and led them to the Super Bowl XI title in January, 1977, passed away on Wednesday night of complications from colon cancer at age 69.

Mr. Stabler quarterbacked coach Paul "Bear" Bryant's Crimson Tide in the mid-to-late 1960s

Kenny, who was nicknamed the Snake, spent 10 of his 15 NFL seasons with the Raiders. He also played with the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints---during his time in Oakland, he was named NFL Most Valuable Player in 1974 and reached the Pro Bowl on four occasions.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Smartly Different Car, Eh?

Magazine ad for the 1955 Chrysler.

Fun Car, Eh?

Here's a magazine ad for the 1959 Renault Dauphine from France (the car, that is).

Sacre Bleu!

Here's a magazine ad for the 1959 French-built Simca Elysee.

These cars were sold at Chrysler Corporation dealerships throughout these United States during the very late 1950s and 1960s.  Chrysler bought a 15% stake in Simca in 1958.

'58 Commander V-8

Here's a brochure for the 1958 Studebaker Commander V-8 two-door Hardtop.


Here's a magazine ad for the 1956 Studebaker Hawks, featuring the top-of-the-line Golden Hawk, with the Packard-built 275-horsepower V8 engine---and Twin Ultramatic Drive!


Magazine ad for the Raymond Loewy-designed 1953 Studebaker.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Packard's Ultramatic Drive

Here's a magazine advertisement for the 1950 Packard, which the emphasis on Packard's then-new Ultramatic Drive, the only fully automatic transmission ever to be developed by an Independent automaker.

Bullet Nose

Magazine ad for the iconic 1950 Studebaker.

1950 Hudson

Here's a magazine ad for the 1950 Hudson, which came in three series that year; the Pacemaker, the Super, and the Custom Commodore.

The $60,000,000 Finger

Nice going Jason.

That stupid mistake you made this past Saturday night cost you the index finger on your right hand.

And quite possibly a $60,000,000 offer from the New York Football Giants.

'55 Nash

Here's a 1955 Nash Ambassador Country Club two-door Hardtop.

'55 Stude Speedster

Here's a snapshot of a 1955 Studebaker President Speedster.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Jack Jewsbury Stoppage-Time Goal Carries Timbers Past Quakes

At Portland, Oregon:

In the lone Sunday Major League Soccer contest---one that had its' start pushed back six hours due to a heat advisory---Jack Jewsbury scored the winning goal in the opening minute of second-half stoppage time as the Portland Timbers---despite seeing two goals disallowed due to offside calls---defeated the visiting San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 for their fifth straight home victory.

The Timbers' next match is set for this coming Saturday at 4:00 PM Pacific Time (ROOT Sports Northwest) as they take on the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Riders Suffer Tough OT Setback At Home Against Argos

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

Quarterback Trevor Harris completed 30 of 38 passes for 267 yards and four touchdowns (including an 11-yard pass to Tori Gurley in overtime and the winning two-point conversion pass to Anthony Coombs) on Sunday as the Toronto Argonauts (2-0) knocked off the home-standing Saskatchewan Roughriders (0-2) 42-40 in Canadian Football League action.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Timbers U23s Fall To Lane United On Road

At Springfield, Oregon:

Lane United FC knocked off the Portland Timbers' Under-23 squad 2-0 at home in Friday Premier Development League action.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Heat Advisory Pushes Timbers Home Match With Quakes Back Six Hours

The Portland Timbers' Major League Soccer home game against the San Jose Earthquakes, originally scheduled for 2:00 PM Pacific Time on Sunday, has been pushed back to 8:00 PM Pacific Time that evening due to a heat advisory.

The match will still be televised live on ESPN 2.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

So You Parked Your Wife And Kissed Your '59 Rambler, Eh?

Here's another magazine ad for the 1959 Rambler, one of numerous such advertisements during the 1957-60 period featuring a comic strip featuring some poor soul who was not happy with his big gas guzzler, and after looking over those cute little foreign cars, became sold on Rambler's big-car room and small-car handling ease and economy.

Pictured here is the Rambler four-door sedan.

Another '59 Rambler

In this case, it's the Rambler Rebel V-8 four-door Country Club hardtop sedan.

Big Car Room, Small Car Economy And Handling Ease

Here's part of a magazine ad for the 1959 Rambler, featuring the Rambler Cross Country Station Wagon, plus the '59 Rambler American two-door sedan and station wagon.

'57 Studebaker

Here's the front cover of a brochure for the 1957 Studebaker.

T2 Back On Winning Track

At Portland, Oregon:

In Thursday United Soccer League action, Kharlton Belmar (10'), Safiu Fatawa (14'), and Seth Casiple (86') each scored a goal as Portland Timbers 2 defeated visiting Arizona United 3-1.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Timbers Fall To RSL In US Open Cup Play

At Sandy, Utah:

Sebastian Jaime (54') and Javier Morales (PK-71') as Real Salt Lake blanked the visiting Portland Timbers 2-0 on Wednesday night to advance to the quarterfinal round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup tournament.