The Porsche 962 (also known as the 962C in its Group C form) is a sports-prototype racing car built by Porsche as a replacement for the 956 and designed mainly to comply with IMSA's GTP regulations, although it would later compete in the European Group C formula as the 956 had. The 962 was introduced at the end of 1984, from which it quickly became successful through private owners while having a remarkably long-lived career, with some examples still proving competitive into the mid-1990s. The vehicle was later replaced by the Porsche WSC-95.
Porsche debuted the 962 at the 1984 24 Hours of Daytona with Mario and Michael Andretti driving the factory car which led the race until it retired during lap 127 with engine and gearbox problems. The first 962 to appear at Le Mans and indeed in Europe was also in 1984 when American Preston Henn entered one in the IMSA GTP class. The car, driven by Henn, Michel Ferté and Edgar Dören, was classified in 26th position despite their race ending after 247 laps with ignition failure.
For 1985, the 962C would debut in the World Sportscar Championship, but ironically the car lost to an older 956, which had already taken WEC top-honors four times. Under pressure from new cars from Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz, in 1987 Porsche again brought in a new engine, a more durable and powerful 3.0 L unit which powered the car to an overall win at the 1987 24 Hours of Le Mans, Porsche's record seventh consecutive victory at the race.
After a post-'87 "dry spell", Porsche customer Jochen Dauer got the 962 re-classified as a road legal GT1 car under a loophole in the new ACO regulations for the 1994 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Released 44 years ago today, Chicago VIII was recorded at Caribou Studios in Colorado and was a rock & roll powerhouse reaching No. 1 in the US. Three singles were released for the album, Harry Truman, Brand New Love Affair and fan favorite Old Days. The original LP packaging included an iron-on t-shirt decal comprised of the album cover art. #ChicagotheBand#OldDays#chicagoviii
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何藩被譽為「東方布列松」、光影魔術師，他對光影十分講究， 作品構圖鮮明，獨特的光影營造出或戲劇感或詩意美感。他對多重曝光的掌握也出神入化，街道與海平面的結合、小巷的帆船，盡顯其獨特的美學視野。 不過在《念香港人的舊》一書中，更多的是寫實照片，聚焦港人面孔。他拍攝的市井百態照片，充滿人文氣息，如搬運的苦力、沿街叫賣的小販、街上玩耍的孩童等，記錄那年代香港人的苦難和堅韌——有人說是街頭攝影，其實更是一個年代的記錄，即使半世紀後重看，依然非常親切，一切如斯美好，令人緬懷。 ————————————————————————《Portrait of Hong Kong》
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If anyone was wondering what my weight loss goal is... here was me October 2016
It's a huge difference 40 pounds lighter.
I only want to loose half but since my body has changed so much I only need to loose 20 pounds to look thinish but healthy so 5 down 15 to go. #slimthicc#goals#olddays#weightloss
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Rang De Basanti Dhaba at Ballygunge has set up a night market known as the RDBD Haat. The restaurant has some special attractions inside during this time. Expect your Wednesday's and Friday's from 7:30 pm to 10:30pm to be all fun and cheerful. They have a Clown who will be entertaining you with his fun acts once you walk in. There are beautiful Bangles being sold. You can get yourself a free Mehendi done. Or maybe a creative Hand Tattoo Painting.
There is even a Selfie set up done where the background is a ready frame hanging beside a decorative Tractor and all you do is just pose with your group to get a cool picture captured.
Now here at the entrance you will see a machine placed that gives everybody a chance to win some offers and discounts. Fill in the details required and try your luck. Like i got an offer saying Buy 1 Drink and get another Free. Similar offers can be won if you end up being lucky.
For the ones who love shooting Balloons, they have that here too . Give it a try at aiming the balloons with air riffle guns. It will be fun doing these as this will definitely take you down memory lane of the good old days.
Lastly to just remind you, that when you are in Rdbd then there is a whole lot of food and drinks to try out. Don't miss out all the yummy food at any cost. Dishes like Chicken Tikka Kebab, Tawa Wali Machhi , Garlic Naan , Dilli Ka Butter Chicken , Basanti Dal Makhani , Goli Sodas and Thandai are all fantastic. Eat a Paan before you step out from here as it ends a meal the most true desi way. Overall it's good knowing RDBD is doing it's bit to bring back the forgotten days of visiting Haats.
I find it a good initiative indeed. @rdbdhabakolkata