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

By admin_portal on 6/23/2011 10:44 AM

Gale warnings cause heavy surf in Duluth, MN as Lake Superior shows off some impressive waves. New video is available highlighting some extreme sport enthusiasts taking advantage of the challenging conditions and kite surfing.

Check out the video today at

For more information on this imagery contact either Chris at OR Joe at Please reference clip #331508.

By admin_portal on 2/21/2011 10:50 AM

New clips have recently added to our wild motorcycle stunts gone wrong collection! This crazy footage catches both experienced and not so experience riders losing control while attempting stunts. In addition, we've also added spectacular crashes / accidents caught on tape at various mud racing events.

For more information on any of this eye-catching dramatic imagery, contact either Joe at or Chris at, today!

By admin_portal on 1/31/2011 11:31 AM

New footage is now available of an unusual competition that was added to the St. Paul Winter Carnival this year. While lawnmowers are often seen raced during the summer, these riders take to a frozen lake to test their skills on the slick ice. View the footage now at!

For more information on this clip contact either Chris at OR Joe at, today! Please reference clip #328811.

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 or Joe at, today!

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
*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 or Chris at, today!

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

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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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