Thursday, August 17, 2017

'51 Nash Ambassador

Here's a 1951 Nash Ambassador Airflyte Super four-door sedan as the Kenosha, Wisconsin automaker modified the car's bathtub look.

'54 Willys Hardtop

Here's a 1954 Aero-Willys Eagle two-door hardtop.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

'51 Chrysler New York

Here's a 1951 Chrysler New Yorker convertible.

Monday, August 14, 2017

AFL Playoffs: It's Storm vs. Soul For the Marbles

At Tampa, Florida:

In Monday's Arena Football League playoff semifinal, the Tampa Bay Storm defeated the visiting Cleveland Gladiators 73-59.

The Storm will pay a visit on the defending AFL champions Philadelphia Soul at the Wells Fargo Center in the City of Brotherly Love in ArenaBowl XXX on Saturday, August 26 at 4:00 PM Pacific Time.

Frank Broyles, Long-Time "Hogs" Football Coach, R.I.P.

Frank Broyles, the former long-time head football coach and athletic director at the University of Arkansas, passed away on Monday at age 92.

Coach Broyles passed away of complications from Alzheimer's disease.

During Frank's 19 years as the Razorbacks' head football coach, Arkansas won nearly 70% of their games, before he retired in 1976, two years after he became the school's athletic director.

He served as an analyst on ABC's college football telecasts from 1977 to 1985

You can more on Frank's life and career here.

Here's The Front

Here's front end of the aforementioned South Bend, Indiana-built '58 Packardbaker---I mean---Packard Hardtop.

Conversation Piece

Here's the rear end of a 1958 Packard two-door Hardtop.

Nothing quite like tailfins tacked on tailfins.

More Nash Fun

Here's a magazine ad for the 1954 Nash Rambler four-door sedan.

'54 Nash Rambler

Here's a 1954 Nash Rambler Deluxe four-door sedan.

In 1954, Nash added a four-door sedan to its' Rambler line. 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Riders Force Six Turnovers, Rout BC Lions In Regina

At Regina, Saskatchewan:

Defensive back Ed Gainey came up with four interceptions on Sunday night as the Saskatchewan Roughriders (3-4) delivered a 41-8 frontier-styled fist-beating on the visiting British Columbia Lions (5-3) in Canadian Football League play.

Riders quarterback Kevin Glenn threw for 320 yards and three touchdowns in the victory, which saw the Saskatchewan defense come away with six takeaways at the Lions' expense.

T2 Fall To Republic At Home

At Portland, Oregon:

In Sunday United Soccer League play, Wilson Kneeshaw scored the game's lone goal n the 14th minute as the Sacramento Republic defeated Portland Timbers 2 by a 1-0 score on the road.

Next up for T2, a home contest against Seattle Sounders FC 2 this coming Thursday at 7:30 PM Pacific Time (streamed over and YouTube).

AFL Playoffs: Soul Outlast Upstart Brigade, Advance To Title Game

At Philadelphia:

In Saturday's opening contest of the Arena Football League playoffs, the defending champions Philadelphia Soul outlasted the visiting (and expansion) Baltimore Brigade 69-54 to advance to the August 26 championship game, billed as ArenaBowl XXX.

The title game will be played at the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia.  The Soul will face the winner of this Monday's Cleveland-Tampa Bay semifinal.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Reds Cut Down Timbers In Toronto

At Toronto:

Justin Morrow scored twice (58', 76') while Victor Vazquez (72') and Marco Delgado (87') each tallied once as Toronto FC dominated the visiting Portland Timbers 4-1 in Saturday Major League Soccer action.

Diego Valeri scored the lone Timbers goal in 89th minute.

Portland will host the New York Red Bulls this coming Friday at 7:00 PM Pacific Time (Fox Sports One).

'55 Olds

Here's a 1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Convertible.


Friday, August 11, 2017

'62 Hawk

Here's a 1962 Studebaker Gran Turismo Hawk.

'48 Pregnant Elephant

Here's a 1948 Packard Deluxe four-door sedan.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

'58 Studebaker Champion

Here's a 1958 Studebaker Champions four-door sedan.

Studebaker-Packard dropped the Champion, Commander, President, Scotsman----and Packard---after that 1958 model year---just about every line outside of the Silver Hawk---to make room for the Studebaker Lark.

Not One...........

But TWO 1956 Studebaker Golden Hawks! 

'55 Studebakers

Here's a magazine ad for the 1955 Studebakers. 

'55 Packard

Here's a 1955 Packard 400 two-door hardtop. 

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Glen Campbell, Iconic Country Music Singer, R.I.P.

Glen Campbell, the country and western singer and guitarist best remembered for hits such as "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman," and "Rhinestone Cowboy," passed away on Tuesday in Nashville, Tennesee after several years fighting against Alzheimer's Disease at age 81.

In 2011, Mr. Campbell announced that he had been disgnosed with the disease.

A one-time guitarist for the 1950s rock 'n' roll band the Champs (who had one of R 'n' R's classic instrumentals, 1958's "Tequila"), Glen would later be part of The Beach Boys (he played twelve-string guitar in the 1965 hit "Sloop John B").

He would go on to record country-and-western hits that would become major pop hits as well, not only the three aforementioned songs at the start of this post, but "Southern Nights" as well.

You can learn more on Glen's life and career here.

Monday, August 07, 2017

NO OTHER ONE-Bert Block and His Orchestra; Vocal by The Three Chips (Axel Stordahl, Joe Bauer, Jack Leonard; 1935)

Here now is music by Bert Block and His Orchestra, "No Other One."  The Three Chips---namely trumpeter-arranger Axel Stordahl, trumpeter Joe Bauer, and vocalist Jack Leonard (all of whom eventually worked for Tommy Dorsey)----handle the vocal.

Recorded in New York City on October 3, 1935 and released on Perfect #5-12-13.

1935 Leo Reisman - Take It Easy (Sally Singer, vocal)

With vocal by Sally Singer (an appropriate name), we have music by Leo Reisman and His Orchestra and their rendition of "Take It Easy" from the Paramount picture "Every Night At Eight" which starred George Raft.

Recorded in New York City on June 17, 1935 and released on Brunswick #7482.

1936 George Hall - South Sea Island Magic (Johnny McKeever, vocal)

Here's music by George Hall and His Hotel Taft Orchestra, "South Sea Island Magic" with vocal by Johnny McKeever.

Recorded in New York City on August 7, 1936 (81 years ago today!) and released on Bluebird #B-6509.

1938 Jimmie Grier - Says My Heart (Julie Gibson, vocal)

Now, here's "Says My Heart" as recorded in Los Angeles on April 15, 1938 by Jimmie Grier and His Orchestra.  Jimmie was known as "The Musical Host Of The Coast."

Julie Gibson handles the vocal here.

Released on Decca #1797.

1938 George Hall & Dolly Dawn - Says My Heart

Time for music by George Hall and His Orchestra, with vocal by George's daughter Dolly Dawn, "Says My Heart" from the Paramount picture "Cocoanut Grove."

Recorded on April 20, 1938 and produced by Master Records, Inc.

Released by the American Record Corporation through Vocalion on record #4098.

'58 Olds 98

Here's a 1958 Oldsmobile 98 two-door hardtop.

Swept-Wing '58 Dodge

Here's a 1958 Dodge Regal Lancer two-door hardtop.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Timbers Knock Off Struggling Galaxy At Home

At Portland, Oregon:

In a Sunday Major League Soccer match, Liam Ridgewell (5'), Diego Valeri (33'), and Alvas Powell (53') each scored a goal as the Portland Timbers defeated the visiting Los Angeles Galaxy 3-1.

Emmanuel Boateng scored for the Galaxy in the sixth minute and Gyasi Zardes appeared to have given the guests a 2-1 lead in the tenth minute, but, in the first video review to take place in a Timbers contest, ol' Gyasi get caught using his hand during the play and the goal was disallowed (he was even given a yellow card for that infraction).

The Timbers' next match will be a tall order as they travel to Toronto to take on the club with the best record in all of MLS, namely, Toronto FC, this coming Saturday at 3:00 PM Pacific Time (ROOT Sports).

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Switchbacks Way Too Much For T2

At Colorado Springs, Colorado:

In Saturday night United Soccer League play, Steve Malcolm (13'), Josh Suggs (17'), Kevaughn Frater (34'), and Mastanabal Kacher (51') each scored once as the Colorado Springs Switchbacks dominated visiting Portland Timbers 2 by a score of 4-1.

Next Sunday, T2 will host the Sacramento Republic at 2:00 PM Pacific Time (live high-definition stream via and YouTube).

Travis Lulay Leads BC Lions Past Riders In Vancouver

At Vancouver, British Columbia:

In Saturday Canadian Football League action, quarterback Travis Lulay threw the ball for 338 yards and a touchdown (while running for an additional 32 yards) as the British Columbia Lions (5-2) held off the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders (2-4) 30-15.

'38 Hupmobile

Here's a 1939 Hupmobile four-door.

Friday, August 04, 2017

1941 Tommy Tucker - Lazy River (Don Brown & Voices Four, vocal)

Time now for Tommy Tucker Time with the Hoagy Carmichael co-penned "Lazy River."

Vocal chorus by Don Brown and the Voices Four.

Recorded in New York City on March 13, 1941 and released on Okeh #6145.

1941 Ginny Simms - Walkin' By The River

Here's Ginny Simms with "Walkin' By The River" with orchestra conducted by Nat Brandwynne.

Recorded on January 13, 1941 and released on Okeh #6025.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Ara Parseghian, Legendary Notre Dame Football Coach, R.I.P.

Ara Parseghian, the legendary head football coach at Notre Dame who led the Fighting Irish to national championship titles in 1966 and 1973, passed away on Wednesday at age 94 from hip surgery complications.

Elected and inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1980, coach Parseghian compiled a record of 95 wins against 17 defeats and four draws in his eleven years at South Bend (1963-73).

Before taking the reins at Notre Dame, Ara coached at Miami of Ohio (his alma mater) and Northwestern, where he had some good success against the Irish.

After retiring from coaching, Ara entered broadcasting and worked for ABC, then CBS.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

'55 Kaiser Manhattan

From Kaiser's final year of domestic passenger car production, here's a 1955 Manhattan four-door sedan.


Here's a 1956 commercial for soothing Pepto Bismol.

'56 Hudson Hornet Special

Here's a 1956 Hudson Hornet Special four-door sedan.

After ditching Packard's V-8 engine, American Motors placed their own V-8 engine on the '56 Hudson Hornet Special (as well as that year's Nash Ambassador Special).

'60 Rambler American

Here's a 1960 Rambler American four-door sedan.

For that model year, American Motors added a four-door sedan to its' Rambler American series (joining the two-door sedan that came in 1958 and the two-door station wagon that was added in 1959).

'61 Dodge Dart Seneca

Here's a 1961 Dodge Dart Seneca four-door sedan.