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

By admin_portal on 1/27/2012 1:46 PM

New high definition imagery is available of the following extreme sports events:

British Car Jumping Championships (2011)

In this event the brave (or possibly mad) banger car drivers accelerate their cars over a ramp in an attempt to fly over a line of old junkers and land safely on the opposite side. It's the drivers that fall from the sky and crash into the heap of old wrecks in spectacular fashion that seem to get the biggest round of applause.

12 Hour Lawnmower Races (2011)

In this 12 hour race you see three different classes of lawn mowers racing. The overall trophy is awarded to the team completing the most laps during the race. Race conditions were perfect for the event, which pleased all the racers and the two thousand plus onlookers.

Antarctic Marathon (2011)

Thirty-six athletes from seventeen countries braved sub-zero temperatures and completed the 42.2 km race ...
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By admin_portal on 8/3/2011 12:01 PM

We've just added a cool new feature story about a group of men who soup up power tools and race them down a track. Very innovative new extreme sport!

Check out the video today at!

For more information contact Chris at or Joe at Please reference clip #332536.

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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