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Author: admin_portal Created: 1/18/2008 11:41 AM
Extreme Sports & Festivals

By admin_portal on 7/26/2010 2:58 PM

Footage is now available from the Red Bull Flugtag event held at Harriet Island in St. Paul, Minnesota over the weekend. A local team Major Trouble and the Dirty Dixies broke the all-time Red Bull Flugtag record for the longest flight.

More more information on this footage contact either Chris at cbridson@conus.com or Joe at jholub@conus.com, today! www.conus.com

By admin_portal on 5/4/2010 2:33 PM

We've just brought in a new batch of extreme sports and festivals clips including but not limited to the following:

*Bicycle Umbrella Jousting
*Britain's Top Dog and Human Dance Team
*Camel Polo In India
*International Chess Boxing
*World Elephant Polo
*Fireball
*World Marbles Championships
*Monte Carlo Rally
*North Pole Marathon
*World Pie Eating Championships
*Shrovetide Football
*Stock Car Racing
*Tough Guy Races
*Vegetable Conkers
*Whack A Banker Arcade Game
*World Santa Curling Championships

For more information on these clips or any extreme sports and festival clips contact either Joe at jholub@conus.com or Chris at cbridson@conus.com, today!

By admin_portal on 11/9/2009 2:07 PM

Now available! Read More »

By admin_portal on 9/22/2009 12:00 PM

Here are some highlights to new additions to the Extreme Sports and Festivals collection of the CONUS Archive:

*12 Hour Lawn Mower Race (2009)

*The Chaps Olympics (2009
For those of you who have ever wondered what happened to proper gentleman, please welcome a group of sophisticated people called “The Chaps”. These noble cads of refinement are a dying breed who wear horn-rimmed spectacles, listen to music on the wireless, wear smoking jackets, cravats, bow ties and hats as well as giving tips on moustache growing and getting a proper shine on leather shoes. The whole concept of their games is to pay tribute to a time gone by and make a stand against vulgarity, to celebrate the “gentleman’ and the “dandy’.

*Dragon Boat Festival (2009)
The Bewl Water Dragon Boat Festival is the largest event of its type in Europe and this year 100 teams competed over the weekend with an estimated 10,000 spectators watching.
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By admin_portal on 9/16/2009 11:45 AM

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By admin_portal on 5/12/2009 9:20 AM

Here's a few new additions to our Extreme Sports and Festivals collection.

*2009 World Water Bombing Championships:
The fifth annual event held at the Pond Forge International Swimming Pool in Sheffield, England attracted over 30 competitors all donning fancy dress in an attempt to create the biggest splash by launching themselves off a diving board. This is NOT your every day diving competition!

*Alternative Energy Drag Racing:
This FIA approved venue pitted the carbon-neutral racers head-to-head in an event that was open to anything that isn't powered by conventional fossil fuels. This is a radical change from traditional drag racing meeting usually hosted at this track.

*Tutti Day:
Tutti Day was once a nationwide affair in the UK but now it only survives in the town of Hungerford, Berkshire. The merriment commences in the morning when the Constable of the Town sounds a horn from the town hall to summon ...
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By admin_portal on 3/12/2009 8:52 AM

We've just added the following clips to the Extreme Sports part of our collection!

Gravity Car World Record (2008)
-A group of gravity racers entered the world record books after reaching 62 mph in their Nimbus gravity car on the fast newly resurfaced road at Beach Head, Eastbourne, UK.

European Highland Games - Heavy Event Championship (2008)
-With a number of events it is a grueling competition which draws the crowd's attention, holding a very important position in the Highland Games program with such events as "Tossing the Caber", "Putting the Stone", "Throwing the 28 lb Weight" and "Pitching the Sheaf."

UK Lifesaving Speed Championships (2009)
-The sport of lifesaving is the only known sport in the world where participants first learn the skills for a humanitarian purpose and only later use them in competition.

Tough Guy Race (2009)
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By admin_portal on 2/3/2009 4:38 PM

We've recently added new crazy and wild International festival and extreme sports footage including:

  • World Mountain Bike Chariot Racing
  • Morris Dancing
  • Wassailing The Apple Tree Festival
  • Maldon Mud Race
  • Hoar Cross Soap Box Derby
  • Caravan Grand Prix
  • Underwater Extreme Ironing
  • World Elephant Polo Championship
  • World Santa Curling Championship
  • Beachy Head Marathon
  • Oxenhove Straw Race
  • Knarsborough Mummers

For more information on any of this new entertaining imagery, contact either Chris at cbridson@conus.com or Joe at jholub@conus.com< ... Read More »

By admin_portal on 11/11/2008 1:00 PM

Caught on tape!

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By admin_portal on 9/4/2008 11:15 AM

We've just brought in new footage to add to our UK collection of extreme sports, festivals and just plain weird imagery.

Topics include:

 
  • Bike Polo World Championships
  • Knighthood of the Old Green
  • Horseball
  • Terrier Dog Racing
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