Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Severiano Ballesteros

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Severiano "Seve" Ballesteros Sota (1957 – 2011) was a Spanish professional golfer, a World No. 1 who was one of the sport's leading figures from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s. A member of a gifted golfing family, he won more than 90 international tournaments in his career, including five major championships between 1979 and 1988: The Open Championship three times, and the Masters Tournament twice. He gained attention in the golfing world in 1976, when at the age of 19 he finished second at The Open. He played a leading role in the re-emergence of European golf, helping the European Ryder Cup team to five wins both as a player and captain. He won the World Match Play Championship a record-tying five times. He is generally regarded as the greatest Continental European golfer of all time.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Calvin Peete, golf with style

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I found this picture of Calvin Peete in the amazing book "Golf 87, the Novel book of the year" by french journalist Denis Lalanne. Denis Lalanne is considered one of the world's outstanding sports journalists. He offerd this book to my father back in 1987.


Calvin Peete (1943 - 2015) was an American professional golfer. He was the most successful African-American to have played on the PGA Tour, with 12 wins, prior to the emergence of Tiger Woods.
Peete was born in Detroit, Michigan. He played on the 1983 and 1985 U.S. Ryder Cup teams. He won the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average in 1984. He was in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking for several weeks when they debuted in 1986. Peete did not begin playing golf until he was in his 20s, but immediately excelled at a game most pros learn as young children. He learned the game while peddling goods to migrant workers in Rochester, New York, playing on the public course at Genesee Valley Park. Growing up poor, Peete suffered a badly broken arm that was never properly set. He was the leader in driving accuracy on the PGA Tour for 10 straight years, 1981- 90. Peete was inducted into the African American Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. Peete died after a long battle with lung cancer, in Atlanta, Georgia on April 29, 2015. He was 71.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Tomahawks

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These above spike tomahawks are made by White Wolf from 1020 with a steel bit forge welded in. Handles are hickory, oak, ash, osage orange and curly maple. 

A tomahawk is a type of single-handed axe from North America, traditionally resembling a hatchet with a straight shaft. The name came into the English language in the 17th century as an adaptation of the Powhatan (Virginian Algonquian) word. Tomahawks were general purpose tools used by Native Americans and European colonials alike, and often employed as a hand-to-hand or a thrown weapon. The metal tomahawk heads were originally based on a Royal Navy boarding axe and used as a trade-item with Native Americans for food and other provisions.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible

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Year: 1967 - VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 124677N253554 - Mileage: 1,928 
Make: Chevrolet - Sub Model: SS - Model: Camaro 
Exterior Color: Tuxedo Black - Interior Color: Black 
Trim: SS Convertible - Number of Cylinders: 8 - Engine: 350ci 
Transmission: M35 Powerglide Automatic - Drive Type: RWD Vehicle

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Unbranded
















Sixteen mustangs, four men, one dream: to ride border to border, Mexico to Canada, up the spine of the American West. The documentary tracks four fresh-out-of-college buddies as they take on wild mustangs to be their trusted mounts, and set out on the adventure of a lifetime. Their wildness of spirit, in both man and horse, is quickly dwarfed by the wilderness they must navigate: a 3000-mile gauntlet that is equally indescribable and unforgiving.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Eurocopter EC725 Caracal

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The Eurocopter EC725 Caracal (also named Super Cougar), now called Airbus Helicopters H225M, is a long-range tactical transport military helicopter developed from the Eurocopter AS532 Cougar for military use. It is a twin-engined aircraft and can carry up to 29 seated troops along with two crew, depending on customer configuration. The helicopter is marketed for troop transport, casualty evacuation, and combat search and rescue duties, and is similar to the civilian EC225.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

1975 XR 750

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All pictures © Phil Aynsley Photography

With the AMA rule changes introduced in 1969 the Harley Davidson KR became obsolete. The XR was introduced in 1970 and went on to become the most successful model in AMA history. Originally fitted with cast iron heads, a redesign in 1972 saw an all alloy motor with a revised bore/stroke. 82hp at 7,700rpm. Dry weight 134kg. Top speed 185kph. This a 1975 model and has been restored to the specification it finished its racing career. The frame, motor, wheels & tank are original. Aftermarket parts include: Bills exhaust system, Carl Patrick clutch & primary cover, 38mm Mikuni flat slide carburettors, Kawasaki steering damper, Steve Storz rear brake, triple clamps and motor tuning. The seat is also aftermarket. Photographed in Orange County, California. USA. 2016.