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Archive for the ‘Sport’ Category

  • Sidewalk Surfers of Seventy Seven

    • 4053 Views • 1970s, Everyday People, SportComments Off on Sidewalk Surfers of Seventy Seven

    Back in ’77 when shorts were short, socks were long and hair was big, professional photographer Nick De Wolf took these excellent shots of young skateboarders or as they were called in the early days Sidewalk Surfers showing off their skillz...

  • Wilt the Stilt’s Crib – The House of Wilt Chamberlain

    • 12403 Views • 1970s, Architecture, SportComments Off on Wilt the Stilt’s Crib – The House of Wilt Chamberlain

    OK, so you’re one of America’s (and by definition the World’s) most successful basketball stars, you’re acknowledged by colleagues and journalists alike as one of the most dominant players in NBA history (so much so that the NBA introduced rule...

  • Football World Cup 1978

    • 4678 Views • 1970s, SportComments Off on Football World Cup 1978

    It’s been a while, but pray let us continue with our look at the FIFA World Cup. We started with 1974, so here is 1978… The 1978 World Cup finals were held in Argentina of course, and the host nation were obviously well fancied. All the big guns...

  • Street Football – Can I Kick It?

    • 5017 Views • 1990s, Everyday People, SportComments Off on Street Football – Can I Kick It?

    Does anything beat a good game of footy with your mates? Yes, I hear the female population reply….. Anyway, we were going to start with the old jumpers for goal posts routine but thought better of it&#...

  • ‘Ello John. Got A New Motor – Retro Porsche Posters

    • 17516 Views • 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Retro Advertising, Sport, TransportComments Off on ‘Ello John. Got A New Motor – Retro Porsche Posters

    No, well then check out this bunch of ads for Porsche. You know we love our advertising here at VoEA, there’s no artwork that sums up a time more than advertising. It is very representative, because it’s trying to appeal to the masses of that...

  • Good Afternoon Grapple Fans – British Wrestling Posters

    • 6177 Views • 1980s, Sport, TelevisionComments Off on Good Afternoon Grapple Fans – British Wrestling Posters

    Before Sky Sports and football took over the World to become the financial juggernaut they are now Saturday afternoons were a different proposition altogether. Grandstand on BBC1 would show rugby league or horse racing but proper sports fans were glued to ITV...

  • Mexico 1968 Olympics

    • 4591 Views • 1960s, SportComments Off on Mexico 1968 Olympics

    The 1968 Olympics were notable for several firsts. This was to be the first Olympics to be held in a developing country (Mexico City played host), the first in a Spanish speaking country and the first (and only to date) Olympics to be held in Latin America....

  • World Cup 1974

    • 2990 Views • 1970s, SportComments Off on World Cup 1974

    I have decided to look at this from the angle of ‘images’ and peripheral stuff that surrounds a world cup, and I’m starting in 1974, for no particular reason… For the record books, it was set in West Germany, and the final was won by...