Golf

Volkswagen Golf R32 (2005-2008) : la magie du 6-cylindres, dès 10 000 €

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La stratégie imaginée par Ferdinand Piëch, patron de Volkswagen, consistant à attaquer la concurrence sur les prix a porté ses fruits. La Golf IV, qui en est le fer de lance, remporte un grand succès à la fin des années 90, et son développement, qui ne va cesser de se poursuivre au fil de sa carrière, va la pousser vers toujours plus de puissance et de sophistication.

Ainsi, en 1999, elle récupère le bloc VR6 de sa devancière dans sa version V6 4Motion et cette base va engendrer une des compactes sportives les plus alléchantes qui soit : la Golf R32. Sous son capot, le fameux 6-cylindres en V à ouverture très étroite (15°) voit sa cylindrée portée à 3,2 l et 241 ch. C’est simple, dans la catégorie, il n’y a pas plus puissant !

Lors de sa sortie, au mondial de Paris 2002, la R32 surprend par son allure bodybuildée, très agressive mais conservant un soupçon d’élégance, singularisée par de grandes jantes OZ en 18 pouces, et un bouclier avant doté de grandes prises d’air pour refroidir le gros moteur. Facturée 35 640 €, soit 45 000 € actuels selon l’Insee, elle est très chère mais moins que l’Audi S3, qui se contente pourtant d’un 4-cylindres de 225 ch… Gréée d’une boîte manuelle à six rapports et d’une transmission intégrale à coupleur Haldex, la Golf n’a aucun mal à transmettre au bitume sa colossale cavalerie, et donc connaît un certain succès. À tel point que la marque, qui pensait n’en faire qu’une série limitée, la pérennise et lui réserve une surprise.

Apparue en 2002, la Golf IV R32 réduit sa garde au sol de 20 mm et se pare de jantes de 18
Apparue en 2002, la Golf IV R32 réduit sa garde au sol de 20 mm et se pare de jantes de 18″: quelle allure agressive !

En effet, fin 2003, elle inaugure une technologie à laquelle VW travaille depuis bon nombre d’années avec le spécialiste des transmissions Borg-Warner : la boîte DSG (pour Direct Shift Gearbox), à double embrayage. La R32 devance de très peu l’Audi TT V6, mais contrairement à cette dernière, ne l’introduira qu’en Allemagne, la TT en gardant la primeur dans le reste du monde. La DSG, c’est ce qui se fait de plus rapide en matière de boîte automatique, puisqu’elle change de rapport de façon quasi-instantanée (du moins à la montée). Elle présente aussi l’avantage d’à peine grever les consommations : une révolution ! Mais la Golf IV n’aura guère le temps d’en profiter, sa production s’arrêtant dès 2004.

Initialement, la IV R32 devait être produite à 5 000 unités. Face au succès, elles deviendront vite 14 000.
Initialement, la IV R32 devait être produite à 5 000 unités. Face au succès, elles deviendront vite 14 000.

La Golf IV est remplacée fin 2003 par la V qui arbore une toute nouvelle plate-forme (la PQ35) nantie d’une suspension très évoluée, composée à l’arrière d’un essieu multibras, due à Stefan Gies. Pour la petite histoire, ce dernier a mis au point les liaisons au sol de la Ford Focus, tellement réussies qu’elles ont engendré d’insupportables jalousies chez VW qui l’a donc débauché !

En 2003, la Golf R32 inaugure en Allemagne la boîte DSG. Notez le téléphone Nokia pour lequel un support spécifique était disponible chez VW !
En 2003, la Golf R32 inaugure en Allemagne la boîte DSG. Notez le téléphone Nokia pour lequel un support spécifique était disponible chez VW !

Si la Golf IV a dû attendre le crépuscule de sa carrière pour se décliner en R32, la Golf V bénéficie de cette version dès 2005. La recette ne change pas : grandes jantes de 18″, carrosserie décorée façon tuning mais de bon goût, quatre roues motrices, boîte manuelle ou DSG, moteur V6 3,2 l. Celui-ci évolue très peu, ne bénéficiant que d’une petite augmentation de puissance : 250 ch contre 241. Curieusement, il conserve une injection indirecte, de sorte que techniquement, la Golf V R32 ne se différencie guère de l’Audi A3 V6 3,2 l, à la présentation typée luxe plutôt que sport. Pire, dans le même temps, BMW lance la 130i, plus aguicheuse pour les puristes car elle propose 265 ch et surtout, reste une propulsion !

L’impact de cette seconde R32 est donc moins fort sur le public que celui de sa devancière, mais elle tente de compenser avec un tarif légèrement moins salé : dès 33 340 €. Malgré cela, elle profite d’un équipement très complet, incluant la clim bizone et les projecteurs au xénon notamment.

Dynamiquement, la Golf V R32 surpasse la IV grâce à sa suspension nettement plus réussie mais ne progresse pas côté performances, son poids étant en hausse. Néanmoins, elle se vendra très correctement : 38 000 exemplaires jusqu’à la fin de sa carrière en 2008. Après elle, c’en sera fini des Golf au mélodieux bloc VR6, les VI, VII et VIII R s’en remettant à des 4-cylindres certes très performants mais bien moins musicaux !

Lancée fin 2005, la Golf V R32 reprend la formule de sa devancière mais bénéficie d’un bien meilleur châssis.
Lancée fin 2005, la Golf V R32 reprend la formule de sa devancière mais bénéficie d’un bien meilleur châssis.

Combien ça coûte ?

Curieusement, la meilleure des deux R32 est aussi la moins chère. C’est la V, et ceci s’explique par deux éléments : elle a moins marqué les esprits et elle est bien plus répandue. De sorte qu’on trouve de beaux exemplaires dès 10 000 €, mais à ce prix, ils dépassent les 200 000 km. Pour 13 500 €, le kilométrage chute à moins de 150 000, tandis qu’à 15 000 €, on en déniche affichant moins de 100 000 km. Des valeurs qui peuvent augmenter si l’auto est bien optionnée (cuir, toit ouvrant) et dotée d’un historique complet (recommandé).

La IV ? Elle débute à 14 000 €, en dépassant elle aussi les 200 000 km. Pour ramener ce chiffre à moins de 150 000, il faut débourser 18 000 €, tandis que les modèles ne dépassant pas les 100 000 km frôlent les 28 000 €. Des cotes qui ne baissent pas : la R32 est donc un placement si elle a été bien achetée.

Détail savoureux : la double sortie centrale d’échappement, spécifique à la Golf V R32.
Détail savoureux : la double sortie centrale d’échappement, spécifique à la Golf V R32.

Quelle version choisir ?

Rationnellement, la V est préférable car dotée d’un meilleur châssis et moins chère. Ensuite, entre boîte mécanique et DSG, c’est une affaire de préférence personnelle mais la seconde est un peu moins fiable.

Globalement, la Golf V R32 est plus discrète que la IV et plus courante en 5 portes.
Globalement, la Golf V R32 est plus discrète que la IV et plus courante en 5 portes.

Les versions collector

Ce seront, comme d’habitude, les moins kilométrées et les plus soignées, dotées d’un historique limpide. Normal, des R32 de moins de 50 000 km, c’est pratiquement introuvable !

Le V6 3,2 l se montre très endurant mais ses bobines d’allumage sont parfois défectueuses. Ici sur une V R32 en 2005.
Le V6 3,2 l se montre très endurant mais ses bobines d’allumage sont parfois défectueuses. Ici sur une V R32 en 2005.

Que surveiller ?

Malgré leur technologie, les R32 sont des voitures fiables à condition de bénéficier d’un entretien suivi. Ainsi, il faut vidanger régulièrement le moteur évidemment mais aussi le coupleur Haldex et la boîte DSG (tous les 40 000 km). La distribution se fait par chaîne mais le guide de cette dernière doit être changé quand il passe les 100 000 km. On relève aussi quelques soucis de bobines, de compresseur de clim et de moteurs de vitres électriques. Enfin, à cause du poids élevé, les R32 usent vite leurs pneus et leurs freins. Mais dans l’ensemble, ce sont des autos bien fabriquées et très endurantes.

Dynamiquement, la V R32 est plus réussie que la IV mais demeure plus une GT très rapide qu’une dévoreuse de virolos.
Dynamiquement, la V R32 est plus réussie que la IV mais demeure plus une GT très rapide qu’une dévoreuse de virolos.

Au volant

En passant de la génération IV à la V, la Golf a crû, ce qui se traduit par une habitabilité en nette hausse. En revanche, la finition a baissé d’un bon cran, le tableau de bord, imposant et taillé dans un plastique quelconque, ne flattant guère l’œil. Heureusement, la position de conduite se révèle impeccable, les sièges assurant par ailleurs un excellent maintien. Cela dit, c’est encore au démarrage qu’on a le plus de plaisir : ce V6 chante bien. Très bien même ! Tout en rondeur, il régale par sa souplesse et son onctuosité même si on aimerait qu’il soit un peu moins insonorisé ! La boîte DSG de cet exemplaire de 2007 fonctionne agréablement, surtout quand elle passe le rapport supérieur, en un clin d’œil et sans la moindre secousse. Elle se révèle moins véloce au rétrogradage, point sur lequel les unités à double embrayage n’ont aucun avantage.

Ergonomie soignée pour le tableau de bord mais finition banale. Cette V R32 dispose d’options intéressantes : cuir, boîte DSG, GPS tactile. Elles renforcent la cote de la voiture.
Ergonomie soignée pour le tableau de bord mais finition banale. Cette V R32 dispose d’options intéressantes : cuir, boîte DSG, GPS tactile. Elles renforcent la cote de la voiture.

Pied dedans, la R32 marche fort, mais de façon très linéaire : le moteur est à l’aise à tous les régimes mais pas explosif. Malgré sa musique, il n’a pas le caractère d’un V6 Alfa ni d’un 6-en-ligne BMW mais il s’en faut de peu. La direction, précise mais moyennement informative, commande un train avant rigoureux, l’arrière suivant sans se faire remarquer, tandis que l’amortissement réalise un beau compromis entre confort et maintien de caisse. Si on ajoute dans l’équation une adhérence considérable et une motricité parfaite, force est de constater que cette Golf est un rail. Très efficace, elle pâtit toutefois de son poids élevé, qui entrave sa vivacité dynamique et ne se montre pas du tout joueuse. À la limite, sur route sinueuse, on s’amusera davantage avec le châssis plus vif d’une GTI 200 ch, par ailleurs presque aussi performante. Enfin, quand elle a un peu chauffé après un usage circuit intensif, la DSG fait n’importe quoi, sélectionnant les vitesses de façon anarchique.

En réalité, le terrain de chasse de la R32, c’est l’autoroute, et surtout l’autobahn, où elle procure à grande vitesse une sécurité impériale par tous les temps. Dommage que la consommation tombe rarement sous les 12 l/100 km, car l’auto est diablement homogène.

L’alternative youngtimer

Volkswagen Golf I GTI 16S (1981 – 1983)

L’intégration à la gamme Golf de la GTI 16 soupapes en 1981 était le fait de l’importateur français de Volkswagen.
L’intégration à la gamme Golf de la GTI 16 soupapes en 1981 était le fait de l’importateur français de Volkswagen.

Non contente d’avoir révolutionné la catégorie des petites sportives en 1976, la Golf GTI se paie le luxe d’aller défier des autos bien plus prestigieuses qu’elle en 1981 quand elle reçoit une culasse à 16 soupapes. Conçue par le préparateur Oettinger, elle porte la puissance du 1,6 l de 110 à 136 ch, et confère à la GTI 16S des performances hallucinantes pour l’époque : 200 km/h, moins de 30 secondes aux 1 000 m départ arrêté. Cette version redoutable d’efficacité mais délicate mécaniquement n’est distribuée officiellement par le réseau VW qu’en France, marché principal de la GTI. Eh oui ! Très chère (75 000 F, soit plus que pour une BMW 323i) elle se vendra peu (1 250 exemplaires), ce qui en fait actuellement le Graal des amateurs de Golf. Surtout s’il s’agit d’un exemplaire vendu initialement chez nous et doté du kit carrosserie BBS prévu par l’importateur. À partir de 38 000 €.

Les très beaux baquets de la Golf V R32 procurent un maintien remarquable même si leur longueur d’assise ne s’ajuste pas.
Les très beaux baquets de la Golf V R32 procurent un maintien remarquable même si leur longueur d’assise ne s’ajuste pas.

Volkswagen Golf V R32 (2006) – La fiche technique

  • Moteur : 6 cylindres en V, 3 189 cm3
  • Alimentation : injection
  • Suspension : jambes McPherson, ressorts hélicoïdaux, barre antiroulis (AV) ; essieu à 4 bras, ressorts hélicoïdaux, barre antiroulis (AR).
  • Transmission : boîte 6 manuelle ou à double embrayage, 4 roues motrices
  • Puissance : 250 ch à 6 300 tr/mn
  • Couple : 320 Nm à 2 500 tr/mn
  • Poids : 1 510 kg
  • Vitesse maxi : 250 km/h (donnée constructeur)
  • 0 à 100 km/h : 6,5 secondes ou 6,2 en DSG (donnée constructeur)

> Pour trouver des annonces de Golf R32, rendez-vous sur le site de La Centrale.

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Scott | 60S Today

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Scott

Character Profile

Additional Information

Scott was a camper, and the main antagonist of Total Drama: Revenge of the Island. He was originally a member of the Toxic Rats, but was later switched to the Mutant Maggots in Runaway Model. He returned as a camper for Total Drama All-Stars, as a member of the Villainous Vultures.

Personality

Scott is a country boy who lives to scheme. In his biography, he names his favorite memory from childhood as the first time he caused an argument between his parents. “Scheming Scott”, as Chris calls him, is the main antagonist of his debut season. He loves telling others what to do, yet states that he enjoys taking orders as well (albeit only from certain people). Throughout the season, Scott has a devious mind and makes his team lose on purpose. Despite his manipulative nature, Scott does not appear to be particularly intelligent, as shown by his taunting of Fang, or his several injuries. However, in Ice Ice Baby, Dawn implies that Scott has a less devious side to him, and that his nasty side is prominent due to “not being held enough as a child”.

In Total Drama All-Stars, his better side is seen, and Scott’s antagonistic role is shrunk a large amount. His kinder and more bumbling side is exposed, and he begins to form a crush on Courtney. Similar to her ex-boyfriend, Scott is intrigued by Courtney’s headstrong personality and grows to appreciate her bossing him around. Scott still keeps his scheming side, but to a lesser extent Following of his suffering by Fang, he also developed a phobia of sharks. He displays a strange habit of taking enjoyment in eating disgusting foods. He considers moldy bread and dirt to be delicacies, even adding the latter as an ice cream topping. Scott has shown that he can be slightly lacking in intelligence at times, especially in terms of social skills due to his sheltered life. Such an example is in The Obsta-Kill Kourse when Mal lies that Alejandro purposely tried to “drive a wedge” between him and Courtney. In response, Scott is confused and asks if he means a wedge of cheese. However, it’s possible that he’s simply bad with metaphors.

Total Drama: Revenge of the Island

Scott makes his debut.

Scott does not come off as the friendliest person when he’s first introduced, exchanging insults with Jo, and refusing to help a troubled Cameron. He is placed on the Toxic Rats where he develops a dislike for B, after seeing how resourceful the latter is to the team. Scott reveals in the confessional that his plan is to throw challenges and vote off his competition, which B posed a threat to.

Scott reveals his plan to sabotage his team.

Over the next two episodes, Scott implements his plans of sabotaging his own team, while attempting to find the McLean-Brand Chris Head to save himself from any votes. During the “Getting To Know You” challenge, Scott has his first encounter with Fang, who tries to eat him. Scott manages to escape and knocks one of Fang’s teeth out in the process, causing the shark to become obsessed with pursuing him for the rest of the season. When his team loses, Scott easily persuades them to vote off Dakota with ease, with only B remaining aware of the truth.

Scott sees B as the biggest threat to his plans, and plots his downfall.

Having had enough of B’s ingenuity during the challenge in Ice Ice Baby, Scott resorts to dispatch of him once and for all. Scott’s next attempt at sabotaging the team leads them to get the inferior snow fort. Scott and Dawn are left to defend the fort, during which Dawn creeps him out by revealing her knowledge of his childhood. Shortly after they’re attacked by a mutant beetle, which Scott convinces to leave them, which results in him getting on Dawn’s good side. Eventually Scott discovers B has using a mirror he carved out of ice to melt the Maggot’s fort. Scott ruins B’s efforts by throwing a snowball at the mirror, changing the mirror’s angle so that it melted the Rat’s fort, thereby costing them the challenge and framing B in the process. That night Scott successfully convinces the team to vote off B, who gets eliminated, finally ridding Scott of his adversary.

Scott continues his plans of sabotaging his own team in Finders Creepers, and has his work cut out for him when Dawn and Lightning are quickly captured by the spider, so that only he and Sam are the only team members remaining. During this time, Sam remains oblivious to Scott’s repetitive attempts to slow him down, and demotivate him in finding the others. Nearing the end of the challenge, Scott trips over and falls onto Sam, leaving them easy targets to be webbed by the spider. Despite having Scott webbed to his back, Sam persists in completing the challenge, and manages to escape the cave as it collapses. Despite Brick, making it out of the cave first, Chris announces that the Toxic Rats win due to having more team members present, much to Scott’s chagrin. However the Mutant Maggots’s loss results in Brick being transferred over to their team, where Scott immediately targets for elimination.

Scott turns everyone against Dawn and, in the process, orchestrates her elimination.

Scott spends most of Backstabbers Ahoy! carrying out his scheme to have Brick eliminated. He begins by stealing the possessions of various campers, planning on using it to frame Brick as the thief. He follows this up by sabotaging his team in the Speedboat Challenge, so that Brick can be voted off. After a few failed attempts he shoots Sam, their team’s driver, in the back with a venomous seagull making them lose. However, his actions do not go unnoticed by Dawn, who finally sees Scott for who he is. Dawn explains in the confessional how she will expose Scott for who he is, but unbeknownst to her Scott overhears the entire thing. He changes plans and frames Dawn as the thief instead, by putting all of the stolen possessions into her garbage bag. Dawn is unsuccessful in convincing the others of her innocence, and receives the most votes. In an attempt to save herself, she produces the McLean-Brand Chris Head from her garbage bag, only to discover it’s a fake carved by Scott. She then gets eliminated before she can divulge her knowledge about Scott.

Scott secures Zoey’s trust by showing her the Immunity Idol.

With the Toxic Rats being reduced to all males, in Runaway Model Scott and the other guys dub themselves “Team Men”, but is unwilling to let Sam join after seeing how different he is. His team does not fare well during the challenge, largely due to Sam. During this time, Scott manages to get closer to Zoey, feigning sorrow over the loss of Dawn, and wins over her trust. At the elimination ceremony, Scott and Jo volunteers for a team switch, and he joins the Mutant Maggots where he’s warmly welcomed by Zoey. On his new team, Scott continues his attempts of sabotage in A Mine Is a Terrible Thing to Waste, but has less success than before. He accidentally gets on Anne Maria’s bad side, after landing on her hair and almost drowning her, but once she gets taken by Ezekiel he discourages Zoey to look for her. Scott makes one final attempt to sabotage the team by throwing away the Gilded Chris Statue, but it gets lodged in Anne Maria’s hair and she unknowingly takes it to Chris and giving the team victory. However Scott’s actions do not go unnoticed by Cameron and Mike, who form an alliance to try eliminate him and keep Mike’s condition a secret. Throughout The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean, Scott becomes aware of Cameron and Mike plotting against him, as well as suspecting Mike having a weakness. As a result, he approaches Zoey and further strengthens her trust by revealing he has the immunity idol. At the same time he goads Zoey into having doubts about Mike’s secrecy. After several failed attempts, Scott finally succeeds in sabotaging his team, and the Toxic Rats find Gwen and Sam’s buried location first. After the challenge, Scott tricks Cameron into divulging Mike’s secret. Despite the votes against him, Scott is able to save himself by using the idol.

Scott’s betrayal sparks a fierce rivalry between him and Zoey.

Using his newly discovered information, Scott blackmails Mike into helping him during Grand Chef Auto, under the threat of revealing his secret to Zoey. Mike reluctantly carries out Scott’s bidding, causing much pain and humility on his part. All the while, Scott prevents Mike from coming to Zoey’s aid, straining her trust in Mike even further. Eventually Scott pushes Mike too far, where he refuses to be Scott’s slave and declares he will help Zoey. However Scott simply brings out Vito, and has the tough guy do the work instead. After tricking Vito into taking him to Mt. Chrismore, Scott betrays him by knocking him out. However, Scott soon finds out his least favorite shark has caught up to him, with help from Lightning, and he narrowly escapes being eaten. Regardless, Scott’s efforts earn him victory, as well as the opportunity to choose the next elimination, to which he selects Mike. Although Scott finally succeeds in ridding of the alliance against him, he sparks a deep resentment from Zoey who finally sees Scott’s true self and vows to avenge Mike. Zoey fully antagonizes Scott in Up, Up And Away In My Pitiful Balloon. Throughout the episode, Zoey never ceases to give Scott a moment of peace, from pushing him to the ground, to attempting to sabotage each other’s flying vehicles. Unfortunately for Scott, for his designated vehicle he’s given the impossible task of constructing a bird, which he goes about by making himself a set of wings. In the final part of the challenge, where the contestants are to take down Heather, Zoey get revenge on Scott for what he did to Mike, by commandeering a mutant goat to burn him. With his wings burnt, Scott falls from the sky and straight onto Fang.

Fang joins Scott in the Hurl of Shame.

Cameron tries to form yet another alliance to take down Scott in Eat, Puke and Be Wary, this time with Zoey, and contemplate aligning with Lightning as well. However their discussion is cut-short when an eavesdropping Scott separates them using his traps, and plants a seed of doubt in Zoey’s mind of the threat that Lightning posed. Just before the competition, Chris accidentally gets caught in one of Scott’s traps intended for Fang, and gets flung into the septic tank. An enraged Chris puts Chef in charge of the challenge, and orders him to make it as cruel as possible. The first challenge is to make a meal using ingredients found on the island. While gathering items, Scott attempts to win over Cameron by helping him collect some mushrooms. After seeing Cameron making a quiche, Scott decides to follow suit. However Cameron’s quiche is delectable, while Scott’s is repulsive and disgusting. After the contestants’ horrible food causes scares the judge off, Chef makes them eat their own food without puking. Scott sneakily switches his quiche with Cameron’s and manages to easily eat it and win. Due to his victory, Scott gets an advantage in the next challenge of being hunted down by Chef, and isn’t required to wear a tracking collar. Scott reaches the finish line with ease, but his victory is snatched from him when he falls for several traps laid by Zoey and is severely injured. At the elimination ceremony Scott receives the majority vote, much to Zoey’s satisfaction. Just before he is flung, Chris returns and arranges for Fang to accompany him in the Hurl of Shame as revenge for what happened earlier. Fang finally takes back his stolen tooth from Scott, and the two of them are hurled together.

Scott is put inside the Trauma Chair.

Scott returns during the finale, along with all of the other eliminated contestants. He has sustained severe injury at the hands of Fang, and is placed in a machine called the Trauma Chair to help him survive. However he receives no sympathy from any of the other contestants, with the exception of Cameron, who all proceed to laugh at his fate. Due to being paralyzed, Scott can only communicate via a red and green light to signal “yes” or “no”. However Chris informs everyone he doesn’t know which light is which, and reveals that nobody cares either, though Scott’s responses later on appear to indicate that green is “yes” while red is “no”. He is later seen being fleeing from mutant animals while rapidly flashing his red light.

Total Drama All-Stars

After his encounter with Fang from last season, Scott develops galeophobia (fear of sharks).

A year after his horrible experience at Camp Wawanakwa, Scott has finally recovered from his severe injuries and is brought back for another season. He is placed on the Villainous Vultures alongside Jo, Lightning, Heather, Duncan, Gwen and a robot. Because of his previous trauma, Scott developed a fear of sharks especially, Fang. He refused to participate the challenge because of his fear and clings onto a rock as Lightning tries to get him off it. This scuffle accidentally push the robot into the lake, releasing the fully recovered Alejandro inside of it and wins the challenge for the Villains. Throughout the season, Scott frequently gets himself injured to a near-episode basis, sometime for no reason at all. He has tone down his past scheming and mischievous demeanor and doesn’t join his team mates quarreling over dominance of the team or attempting to pull Gwen (and indirectly Duncan) into forming an alliance with him. In Evil Dread, Scott accidentally hits Mike with a shovel in the head while he is Manitoba Smith, causing Mike to act strange and unable to assess his alternate personalities. Unbeknownst to Scott, he has released Mike’s evil side within him.

After dating for two hours, Scott and Courtney break up.

As the Villainous Vultures wins several more challenges, Scott volunteers for exile twice, believing he could find the McLean-Brand Chris Head like last season. However, he ended up returning both times empty handed. Meanwhile, Scott immediately displays affection for Courtney after she is transferred to his team in Saving Private Leechball. Though Courtney initially shrugs off his advances, she too begins to develop feelings for him overtime, and for a while is the only person that Courtney treats nicely (until she and Gwen make up). Eventually, the two of them end up a couple after accidentally sharing their first kiss in Zeek And Ye Shall Find. However, Scott finds it hard to compliment her, often stammering his words or saying the wrong things. Their relationship ended after Scott sees Courtney kissing Cameron and is under the impression that she is cheating on him. The two of them argue to the point they decided to break up after two hours of dating.

Scott continues to suffer from misfortune in The Obsta-Kill Kourse.

Despite the outcome in the previous episode, Scott and Courtney become a couple again in The Obsta-Kill Kourse after Courtney demands it though he hasn’t forgiven and forgotten her actions just yet. Scott struggles throughout the challenge; he slips through a tire, bending his foot to the point it touches his face, electrocuted by an electric wire and fall into the pond of snapping turtles. His incompetence gets on the nerves of Courtney to the point she abandons him. Despite her scolding, Scott remains patient with her until Sundae Muddy Sundae where any camaraderie between them is broken. As he tries to impress her by flexing his muscles, “Mike” reveals to the other campers of Courtney’s elimination chart where she plans to bring Scott to the finale with her, believing that he would throw the challenge for her and giving her an easy win. However, Scott is more angry over Courtney’s doodling of him. Angered, Scott becomes determined to win the challenge in order to eliminate Courtney but again suffers from misfortune throughout the challenge. Surprisingly, Scott is the only person to feel bad over Courtney’s elimination later that night, despite her treatment towards him.

Scott is eliminated in The Bold and the Booty-ful, and warns Zoey about Mike before he’s flushed.

Depressed over Courtney’s absence, Scott is convinced by by “Mike” into believing that Gwen is to blame and rejects her offer to form an alliance. For the challenge, Scott is horrified that he is required to find a diamond on a pirate ship, guarded by his arch nemesis, Fang. To make matters worse, the diamond is located inside Fang’s mouth. Although Scott reach the ship quietly, Chris speaks loudly through the speaker, alerting Fang to his presence. After getting chased around, Scott find refuge at the crow’s nest. “Mike” offers to help Scott by convincing him to bring the entire mutant shark to Chris. Though Scott finds “Mike’s” actions suspicious, he accept his help. However, Scott was trapped by “Mike” and is helplessly beaten by Fang. “Mike” then drags the unconscious Scott to Chris and presents him as another one of Chris’s favorites: “a hurt competitor”. After Gwen takes the Flush of Shame that night, Scott is chosen by Zoey to take the Flush of Shame next, eliminating him. Just as he is about to enter the giant toilet, Scott warns Zoey about “Mike” being not who he really is. With Scott’s elimination, all Villainous Vultures members have been eliminated. In the exclusive clip, Scott and Gwen ended up Niagara Falls and screams in terror as they are fall off the waterfall.

In The Final Wreck-ening, Scott appears in one of the balloons, but is not shot down, causing him to float away with the others before an intern can get him down.

Appearances

Total Drama Reloaded

Scott’s original design.

In his original design, Scott had a beard and goatee that matched his hair color. His tank top was originally a dark green, but is now white. His pants were also a mix of dark green and blue, but are now full-on dark blue. In addition, he originally wore military dog tags around his neck; an extra trait that was later removed and given to Brick. His eyebrows were originally black, but are now orange. He also had a watch on his right wrist, which is now gone. Also, he lacked the freckles that he now has, and his eye color was originally black, but was eventually changed to blue.

Audition tape

View this video for Scott’s audition tape.

Do you like my moves, Chris? Call me. Your little island won’t know what hit it.

In the audition, Scott shows how his “pappy” (which either means father or grandfather) taught him to kill kitchen rats. Then, a rat appears and Scott gets a baseball bat to hit it, only for another one to run by with Scott chasing it, too. Although all the hits are off-screen, he clearly causes much damage as loose objects and food items crash all over the floor as he swings the bat. He runs back into the center of the room and tells Chris to call him. He then runs off-screen to chase after a third rat, with another loud and devastating smash.

Trivia

Comparisons

  • Scott is one of the characters who serve as a “pain magnet” of a particular season, who is injured excessively as part of a running gag. He plays this role in Total Drama All-Stars.
    • The other characters to do so are Harold in Total Drama Island and Total Drama Action, Tyler in Total Drama World Tour, Brick in Total Drama: Revenge of the Island, Max in Total Drama: Pahkitew Island, and Dwayne and Jacques in Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race.
  • Scott and Alejandro are the only contestants to be exiled twice in Total Drama All-Stars.
    • In addition, they are the only contestants to find and use the McLean-Brand Chris Head immunity idol.
  • Scott is one of five characters to have grown up on a farm, the others being Beth, Sugar, Rodney, and Ezekiel.
  • Scott is one of five characters who have pale skin, the others are Gwen, Ezekiel, Dawn and Max.
  • Scott is one of ten character to be eliminated with major injuries, the others being Alejandro, Cameron, Cody, DJ, Izzy, Justin, Sierra, Tyler, and Devin.
  • Scott is one of the eight contestants who have freckles, the others being Courtney, Harold, Laurie, Leonard, Miles, Rodney and Sanders.
  • Scott is one of two second generation contestants to be romantically involved with a first generation contestant whether one sided or mutually, the other being Anne Maria with Ezekiel.
  • Scott is one of a few characters to not have black eyebrows, with the others being Lindsay, MacArthur, and Noah.
  • Scott is one of the three characters to have ginger hair, the others being Izzy and Rodney.

Competition

  • Scott has caused the most eliminations in Total Drama: Revenge of the Island, and the fourth-highest amount of eliminations of any contestant in the series, as he caused seven eliminations. He played either a direct or indirect role in eliminating Staci, Dakota (both times), B, Dawn, Sam, and Mike.
  • Scott is one of only two contestants to cause the elimination of the same person twice in a single season, as he caused both of Dakota’s eliminations, the other being Courtney who caused both of Owen’s eliminations in Total Drama Action.
  • Scott is the sixth contestant to throw a challenge, along with Trent, Gwen, DJ, Courtney, and Alejandro. He is currently the only second generation contestant to do so.
  • Scott is the first member of the cast from Total Drama: Revenge of the Island to receive a symbol of immunity.
  • Scott, Owen, Duncan, Alejandro, Cameron, Zoey, and Mike are the only seven contestants to make it to the merge in every season that they participate in.
  • Scott has thrown (or attempted to throw) more challenges than any other contestant in the series:
    • He slowed his team down by taking too long to hand off the toxic rat to B in Truth or Laser Shark.
    • He threw a snowball at B’s giant reflecting mirror, causing it to bounce off of Sam’s block of ice and instantly destroy their own fort in Ice Ice Baby.
    • He repeatedly tried to slow down his team’s pace so that they would lose the race in Finders Creepers. He also tries to hide his team’s key to prevent them from finding the clue.
    • He shot Sam in the back with the seagull cannon in Backstabbers Ahoy!, causing their boat to crash.
    • In A Mine Is a Terrible Thing to Waste, he threw away the Golden Chris Statue, hoping to make the Mutant Maggots lose, but the statue landed on Anne Maria’s hair and his team won when they make it out the mine.
    • In The Treasure Island of Dr. McLean, he drew an arrow in the ground to show the rival team which way to go, stole his team’s compass, and tricked them into digging in the wrong spot.
  • Scott is the second character to blackmail another contestant and later cause said person’s elimination. The first one to do so is Justin, who blackmails Gwen to throw her team’s challenge, and forces her to vote herself off.
  • Scott is the first of three contestants in Total Drama history who have won the prize of choosing to eliminate, as he did so in Grand Chef Auto, the others being Lightning and Zoey.
  • Scott is the only member of the Toxic Rats to make it to the merge twice.
  • Scott is one of only two contestants to reach the final five twice, but not the finale. The other is Courtney.
    • He is also the only contestant to reach the final four twice but not the finale.
  • Scott is one of four contestants who have reach the final four in back-to-back seasons. The others are Owen, Duncan, and Zoey.
  • Scott is one of only eleven contestants to switch teams, the others being Izzy, Katie, Sierra, Brick, Jo, Duncan, Courtney, Cameron, Max, and Sky.
  • Scott and DJ are so far the only highest ranking team members to not have been finalists.
  • Scott has been on a team with all of the second generation contestants and is the only contestant in the series to achieve this feat.

Miscellaneous

  • According to Scott’s Total Drama: Revenge of the Island biography, his favorite colors are blue and green. Interestingly, Scott’s original design had him wearing those colors.
  • Scott is the only contestant to use the confessional in both his pajamas and his swimsuit.

References

  • Scott’s antagonistic approach in season four is very similar to that of real life Survivor contestant Russell Hantz. Both of them easily found the immunity idol and used it to divert votes from themselves, both of them orchestrated the eliminations of several competitors, both were the main antagonist in their debut season, both have sabotaged other competitors’ personal belongings, both threw team challenges, both were placed on the Villains team in the second season they competed, both came in third place in their second season, and both were ultimately eliminated as the result of several competitors teaming up and voting them off. In addition Hantz was dubbed as one of the “most devious villains” in the show when the season was promoted.
  • The mechanical suit used by Scott in Brain vs. Brawn: The Ultimate Showdown appears to be based on a similar suit used by the injured Capt. Christopher Pike in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode, “The Menagerie”. Scott’s facial expressions even appear to be similar to those of Capt. Pike in “The Menagerie”.
  • His favorite movie is called “Animal Place“. This could be a reference to the 1978 comedy film, Animal House.
  • Scott’s biography reveals he enjoys Kan’Ya East’s music, a reference to Kanye West.

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See also

Total Drama: Revenge of the Island Contestants Total Drama All-Stars Contestants Scott Interactions with Everyone | Cameron | Courtney | Mike | Zoey Other content Fang Eliminated from Total Drama: Revenge of the Island Previous Episode Next Jo Eat, Puke, and Be Wary Zoey Eliminated from Total Drama All-Stars Previous Episode Next Gwen The Bold and the Booty-ful Mike and Zoey Mutant Maggots teammates Anne Maria | Brick | Cameron | Dakota | Jo | Mike | Scott | Zoey Toxic Rats teammates B | Brick | Dakota | Dawn | Jo | Lightning | Sam | Scott | Staci Villainous Vultures teammates Alejandro | Cameron | Courtney | Duncan | Gwen | Heather | Jo | Lightning | Scott

Golf

2017 British Open Odds and Preview | 60S Today

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2017 British Open Odds and Preview

The 2017 British Open (also know as the Open Championship) will be the 146th playing of the tournament, and takes place from July 20-23 at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England. This is the 10th time that the British Open will be played at this course. The last time was in 2008 when Padraig Harrington successfully defended his title. The course is a par-70 and is 7,173 yards in length.

Here are the past winners and their consensus pre-tournament odds since 2006:

YearWinning GolferOdds to WinTiger’s Odds to win 2016Henrik Stenson+3600DNP 2015Zach Johnson+12500+3000 2014Rory Mcilroy+1500+1600 2013Phil Mickelson+1800+800 2012Ernie Els+3050+1200 2011Darren Clarke+12500DNP 2010Louis Oosthuizen+15000+500 2009Stewart Cink+5000+175 2008Padraig Harrington+1600DNP 2007Padraig Harrington+2000+225 2006Tiger Woods+600+600

Here are the odds to win the 2017 Open Championship:

GolferJuly 19 PM (5Dimes)July 19 AM (5Dimes)July 17 (5Dimes)June 19 (5Dimes)January 9 (Bovada) Jordan Spieth+1315+1315+1385+1100+1100 Dustin Johnson+1390+1390+1280+700+900 Rickie Fowler+1390+1390+1385+2000+3300 Jon Rahm+1455+1455+1405+2200+8000 Sergio Garcia+1540+1540+1535+1600+2200 Rory McIlroy+1675+1675+1670+900+900 Justin Rose+1760+1760+1670+1800+2500 Hideki Matsuyama+1960+1960+1955+2000+2200 Tommy Fleetwood+2105+2105+2105+3500N/A Henrik Stenson+2475+2475+2470+1600+1600 Adam Scott+2475+2475+2470+2500+2500 Jason Day+3135+3135+2870+1400+900 Paul Casey+3500+3500+3500+4000+6600 Brooks Koepka+3600+3600+3800+2500N/A Marc Leishman+3700+3900+5000+6600+10000 Phil Mickelson+4000+4000+4000+3300+3300 Alex Noren+4500+4800+4500+4000+6600 Matt Kuchar+4500+5000+6500+6600+6600 Louis Oosthuizen+5000+5000+4500+3500+5500 Branden Grace+5500+4800+5000+4000+3300 Thomas Pieters+6600+6600+5000+3300+5500 Padraig Harrington+6600+6600+7000+12500+15000 Justin Thomas+6600+7000+7000+3500+6600 Rafa Cabrera-Bello+7500+6600+7000+8000+10000 Shane Lowry+7500+8000+8500+6600+6600 Zach Johnson+8000+8000+8500+6600+6600 Lee Westwood+8000+8500+7500+6600+6600 Patrick Reed+8500+7500+7000+5500+5000 Ian Poulter+8500+8500+8500+8000+9000 Francesco Molinari+8500+9000+13500+10000+12500 Steve Stricker+8500+9500+15000+15000+15000 Daniel Berger+9000+9000+9000+11000+10000 Charl Schwartzel+9000+9000+11000+6600+6600 Byeong-Hun An+9000+11000+20000+10000+12500 Tony Finau+9500+9500+15000+15000+12500 Matthew Fitzpatrick+10000+9500+11000+6600+8000 Ross Fisher+11000+9500+11000+10000+15000 Andy Sullivan+10000+10000+12500+12500+10000 Bernd Wiesberger+10000+13500+18500+12500+15000 Soren Kjeldsen+11000+11000+16000+12500+15000 Brian Harman+11000+11000+18500N/AN/A Chris Wood+11500+10000+13000+8000+10000 Bill Haas+12000+13500+20000+15000N/A Martin Kaymer+12500+13500+14000+5500+5500 Tyrrell Hatton+13500+11000+12500+5000+8000 Kevin Kisner+13500+15000+12500+10000+15000 Jason Dufner+13500+16500+20000+10000+15000 Thorbjorn Olesen+15000+15000+17500+15000+15000 Ryan Fox+15000+18500+18500N/AN/A Russell Henley+15000+19000+25000N/AN/A Andrew Johnston+17500+19000+19000+15000+15000 J.B. Holmes+17500+20000+19000+10000+9000 Kyle Stanley+17500+35000+33000N/AN/A Emiliano Grillo+18500+30000+30000+12500+1000 Charles Howell III+19000+19000+37500N/AN/A Bryson DeChambeau+19000+20000+17500+15000N/A Kevin Chappell+19000+26000+27500+12500+15000 Charley Hoffman+20000+20000+20000+12500+15000 Si Woo Kim+20000+21000+27500N/AN/A Bubba Watson+21000+21000+30000+9000+6600 Wesley Bryan+22500+27500+27500N/AN/A Xander Schauffele+25000+28500+37500N/AN/A Jimmy Walker+25000+32500+32500+10000+10000 Ernie Els+26500+55000+45000+25000+17500 Hideto Tanihara+28500+28500+28500N/AN/A Webb Simpson+28500+34500+45000+20000+15000 Gary Woodland+30000+40000+40000+12500+17500 Anirban Lahiri+31000+42500+43000N/AN/A Brendan Steele+33000+40000+45000N/AN/A Jamie Lovemark+33500+35000+40000N/AN/A Ryan Moore+33500+36500+35000+15000+15000 Adam Hadwin+37500+51000+50000N/AN/A Billy Horschel+37500+37500+35000+15000N/A Stewart Cink+38500+37500+40000N/AN/A Alexander Levy+40000+23500+48500N/AN/A Russell Knox+40000+38500+35000+9000+10000 Danny Willett+40000+63500+48500+12500+6600 Matthew Southgate+43500+43500+37500+25000N/A Cameron Smith+43500+45000+38500N/AN/A Peter Uihlein+48500+25000+27500N/AN/A William McGirt+48500+60000+45000N/AN/A Joost Luiten+48500+43500+32500+17500N/A Richie Ramsay+50000+50000+40000N/AN/A Sung Kang+60000+80000+30000N/AN/A Kevin Na+61000+61000+50000+17500+15000 Haotong Li+63500+65000+50000N/AN/A Sean O’Hair+75000+68500+25000N/AN/A Thongchai Jaidee+100000+82500+69000+20000N/A John Daly+100000+100000+90000N/AN/A Darren Clarke+100000+100000+100000+50000N/A All Other Golfers+50000 or higher+50000 or higher+50000 or higherN/AN/A Brandt SnedekerN/AN/A+9000+8000+8000 Tiger WoodsN/AN/AN/AN/A+2500 Harris EnglishN/AN/AN/A+17500N/A Luke DonaldN/AN/AN/A+15000+15000 Jamie DonaldsonN/AN/AN/A+20000N/A Victor DubuissonN/AN/AN/A+20000+17500 Graeme McDowellN/AN/AN/A+10000+12500 Scott PiercyN/AN/AN/A+15000+15000 Nicolas ColsaertsN/AN/AN/A+15000+17500 Matteo ManasseroN/AN/AN/A+25000N/A Jim FurykN/AN/AN/A+12500+8000 Keegan BradleyN/AN/AN/A+15000+15000 Ryan PalmerN/AN/AN/A+15000+15000

Dustin Johnson remains the +1280 favorite despite missing the cut at the US Open and missing The Masters altogether. Brooks Koepka, the 2017 US Open winner, is +3800. Sergio Garcia, the 2017 Masters winner, is +1535. Henrik Stenson, last year’s Open Championship winner, is +2470.

Since January, Jon Rahm has made a significant jump from +8000 to +1405 and is one of the favorites to win. Tommy Fleetwood wasn’t even listed back in January but has very favorable odds at +2105. Koepka also wasn’t listed back in January but his win at the US Open has propelled him into a contender.

We were able to pick the winner of this year’s Masters and US Open, and we’ll try to do the same for the British Open. Here are our best value plays:

Dan McGuire: Hideki Matsuyama (+2250 at Bookmaker)

Matsuyama has really been making a name for himself over the last few years and his odds to win the British Open have hovered around +2000 since January. He has a Top-10 finish in every major including a 6th-place finish at his first Open Championship in 2013, and 2nd-place at this year’s US Open. I like his all-around game despite not being the best putter, and it seems like he can put together a great round at any course. Conditions usually aren’t ideal at this tournament, so his driving accuracy and scrambling will be crucial. Always shop around the market for the best line, and you can grab Matsuyama at +2250 at Bookmaker.

Kramer: Matt Kuchar (+6500 at 5Dimes)

Royal Birkdale is expected to give golfers a rough time this year. This will be the third time the course has hosted The Open since 1998 and since then, it has yielded two of the three worst winning scores compared to par (+3 in 2008, even in 1998) for the tournament. At the moment, rain is forecasted for three of the four days with winds hovering around 20 mph each day. 5Dimes has the winning score set for 275.5 (o-140), which is between -4 and -5.

All this being said, a golfer that can handle the elements and the course style will prevail. I believe that Kuchar provides excellent value at +6500. Unlike at the U.S. Open, Royal Birkdale is not a course where driving distance (one of Kuchar’s weaknesses) will help. He has had a strong season, with four straight top-20 finishes and a fourth place finish at The Masters. If you want to get creative and fade one of the big names, Kuchar is your guy. If you don’t have the stones to take him to win, you could take him to place top-10 at around +600.

Danny Donahue: Justin Thomas (+7000 at 5Dimes)

The last time Royal Birkdale hosted The Open was 2008, when Padraig Harrington took home the Claret Jug. Looking back at Harrington’s 2008 season, I see a lot of similarities to Justin Thomas in 2017. In ‘08, Harrington relied on putting to be successful, ranking 5th with 1.742 putts per hole. This year Thomas has led the pack in putting, averaging 1.695 putts per hole. As similar as their strengths are, both players also have a similar weakness. In Harrington’s 2008 season he hit 59.37% of fairways of the tee, ranking 154th on tour. Thomas has hit 56.06% this season, ranking 166th.

If Harrington’s 2008 victory is any indication of what is and isn’t necessary to win at Royal Birkdale, look for Thomas to make some noise this weekend. Not to mention +7000 is a great price for this year’s leader in top 10 finishes.

5Dimes Props

Hole in one: Yes -125, No -105

Playoff: Yes +285, No -375

Scoring Props:

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Survivor Hall of Fame | 60S Today

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Survivor Hall of Fame

The Survivor Hall of Fame is a special recognition given to Survivor contestants with exemplary deeds such as strategic brilliance, immense popularity or infamy. It is run by Xfinity TV, a part of cable TV company Comcast.

About

In 2010, Survivor fan Gordon Holmes, an assistant managing producer at Comcast initiated a yearly poll on which Survivor contestants (from the first season in Survivor: Borneo to the most recent season) deserves a spot in the Hall of Fame. How voters define “worthy” is in their discretion, whether it is personality, strategy, challenge performance or any other reason. Survivor producers, crew members, the press, the Xfinity staff (including Holmes himself) and former Hall of Fame inductees make up 50% of the final score, while the remaining half will come from the Survivor fanbase. Gordon’s duel-tiered voting systems were devised to prevent one party from influencing the other, though Holmes found it “unnecessary.”

After announcing their inclusion to the list, Holmes interviews the new inductees about their induction to the hall.

Voting

Ballots are filed on the blog page of the Xfinity TV website. In the first batch of inductees, five contestants are inducted. However, in subsequent years, three new inductees are being added.

As of now, fans may vote three contestants from any season at the comments section of the blog post that signals the opening of voting, which also announces the deadline of the voting process.[1][2]

Tribal Council Edition

In celebration of the 5th year of the award, instead of including three former players to the Hall of Fame, the “Survivor” Hall of Fame Executive Committee (which consists of luminaries such as “Survivor” host Jeff Probst, producers of the show, Hall of Famers and others) were asked to nominate their favorite Tribal Councils. From Tuesday, November 25, 2014 through Sunday, December 7, 2014, the committee sent their three favorite Tribal Councils, resulting in a list of sixteen Tribal Councils available to public voting. The voting went from December 8 through December 12, and the three most votes were revealed from December 15 through December 17, 2014.[3]

Inductees

Inductees are enumerated based on their order of announcement.

Year Inductees 2010 S20 parvati t.pngS20 rob t.pngS20 russell t.pngS8 richard t.pngS20 sandra t.pngParvati Shallow,[4] Rob Mariano,[5] Russell Hantz,[6] Richard Hatch,[7] & Sandra Diaz-Twine[8] 2011 S20 cirie t.pngS16 ozzy t.pngS20 tom t.pngCirie Fields,[9] Ozzy Lusth,[10] & Tom Westman[11] 2012 S20 amanda t.pngS8 robc t.pngS8 ethan t.pngAmanda Kimmel,[12] Rob Cesternino,[13] & Ethan Zohn[14] 2013 S24 kim t.pngS26 cochran t.pngS16 jon t.pngKim Spradlin,[15] John Cochran,[16] & Jonny Fairplay[17] 2014 Survivor: Borneo Final Tribal Council[18]Survivor: Micronesia Episode 13 Tribal Council[19]Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains Episode 10 Tribal Council[20] 2015 S20 jerri t.pngS23 coach t.pngS8 rudy t.pngJerri Manthey,[21] Coach Wade,[22] & Rudy Boesch[23] 2016 S28 tony t.pngS27 tina t.pngS27 rupert t.pngTony Vlachos,[24] Tina Wesson,[25] & Rupert Boneham[26]

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References

Survivor Media Media references to Survivor · 60stoday.com (Reality Awards) · Rob Has a Podcast (Miss Survivor · Mr. Survivor · RHAP Top 20 Players of All Time) · Survivor After Show · Survivor Hall of Fame · Survivor Historians · Survivor Oz (The Ozcars)

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how to wire 12 volt lights to a 36 volt golf cart

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Golf Cart Lights KitGolf Cart Lights & Light Kits:

The first thing to consider when purchasing a light package, be it just golf cart lights or a full blown system with brake lights & turn signals, is how much power is it going to consume and from where all that power will come. The problem with factory golf cart light installations is they ‘tap’ into one or two batteries in series to provide the needed current. This is OK if the electrical accessories will be for VERY occasional use. If you plan on night excursions with friends running the river banks or hunting while using high output lights and listening to the CD player you need to consider several options that will help your batteries stand up to the requirements.

BATTERY TAPS & 8-VOLT BATTERIES:The problem with ‘tapping’ into 2 batteries for a 12-volt power supply is twofold:

PROBLEM #1, 48-VOLT SYSTEMS:

In Club Car & Yamaha 48-volt systems there is no place to tap into 12-volts. You must either connect your golf cart lights to one battery, which gives you 8-volts (lights do not burn as brightly as they could but they will last a long time) or connect to two batteries, which gives you 16-volts (lights burn very brightly but they will not last as long as they should). Neither of these voltages (8 or 16) will support a CD, tape or radio system.

If you have a 36-volt electrical system then it is easy to ‘tap’ into 12-volts. Wire the ‘hot’ lead to a positive battery terminal and run the ground wire back to the negative battery terminal on the next battery over that is connected to the first one. DO NOT wire the ground to the frame of the car…run the ground wire back to the negative post on the appropriate battery. A frame ground is never recommended on any electric vehicle. See illustration below for proper wiring of 12 volt golf cart lights into a 36 volt system.

Golf Cart Lights without Voltage Reducer

Both of the systems outlined above work very nicely for golf cart lights that will be used only once in a while. If the lights are needed for constant & long duration, this leads to the second problem.

PROBLEM #2, PREMATURE BATTERY FAILURE:

Any heavy, constant draw on these ‘tapped’ systems mentioned above will cause the battery(s) that are tapped to discharge faster than the others in the pack. The more accessories that are powered off the one or two ‘tapped’ batteries, the faster those batteries will fail. Even though the batteries recharge when the charger is connected, they never catch up to the ‘untapped’ batteries and they become chronically undercharged. Eventually, they will not be able to provide the steady voltage needed to power the accessories and the car, and they will need to replaced before the others do. Life is bad!

THE SOLUTIONS:

If you just want lights and can live with the reduced illumination of an 8-volt power supply…go for it. If you want to use the golf cart lights a lot but don’t want to spring for a voltage reducer (see below), order a pair of 36 or 48-volt head & tail lights. These golf cart lights wire up to all the batteries in the pack and draw them all down evenly. The battery charger then recharges them all evenly and life is good!

If you have to have all the golf cart lights and a CD or tape player to boot then you must consider the third option, a voltage reducer.

VOLTAGE REDUCERS (DC to DC Converters):

Use a voltage reducer to prolong the life of your batteries when adding golf cart lights or other electrical accessories. A voltage reducer will draw power evenly from your entire battery pack instead of just a couple batteries. This will ensure that the one or two batteries used to power the accessories will not die prematurely before the others due to excessive discharge of those particular batteries.

A voltage reducer, or ‘DC to DC converter’ as they are sometimes called, reduces the 24, 36 or 48 volts provided by the golf cart battery pack down to a usable 13.7-13.9 volts required by radios, CD & tape players and they can handle up to 25 amps of steady draw. A 10 Amp version cannot handle much more than 2 headlights & 2 tail lights. If you plan on installing even more 12-volt accessories (radios, fans, etc.), you will need a 25 Amp version instead.

Voltage Reducer for Golf Cart Lights

NOTE 1:

2 head and 2 tail lights will use up 10 amps of current at 12-volts. A CD player or a tape cassette player will consume another 10 amps if added on top of a golf cart lights. That number increases significantly if high output speakers are employed. A standard radio consumes very little current as does a horn. Power consumption by a fan depends how much air it pushes. Electrical accessories made for the boating & camping (RV) industry are designed with power consumption in mind and therefore generally will consume less current than accessories for the auto & truck market where the alternator can produce plenty of juice for the many accessories common to those vehicles. When you design the accessory package for your golf cart think about now and think about what you might want down the road a year or so. Order accordingly.

NOTE 2:

Why do you need a voltage reducer? Consider this: A 10 amp draw from the golf cart lights, another 10 amp draw from the CD player and all of this current coming out of one or two batteries. No big deal if this draw is VERY occasional, but what about security or airport operations that have 24/7/365 power needs from the battery pack for lights, strobe, warning buzzer & communications in addition to powering the electric vehicle around the grounds? If all the current for the electrical accessories comes out of 1 or 2 batteries, then those batteries will run out of power long before the others. This wouldn’t be too bad if they recharged fully but they don’t! Initially you won’t notice those two batteries do not come up to full recharge as the others do but soon the two overused batteries will fail prematurely.

This is the dynamic:

The 1 or 2 overused batteries never do come back up to full charge like the others. After each day of extra heavy use (remember they have to help power the car AND all of the accessories) they do recharge but they never catch back up to the other batteries and over time they wear down further & further until they can no longer provide the needed power to do their job. Now the car performs well fresh off of the charger but the overused batteries quickly give out. The electric vehicle is not designed to operate on less than a full set of batteries so if one or two give out, so goes the vehicle. Longer charging times will not help. If this sounds like you…you need a voltage reducer.

By Jack Triolo

Golf

TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB Forged Iron Set (3-PW)

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TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB Forged Irons

A finely wrought muscleback blade Expressly designed for the purist

“This is the iron we’ve been waiting for. The lines are clear and clean from every angle, and the pure feel of the ball on the forged face at impact is as good as it gets.” -Sean O’Hair PGA Tour Professional

The exclusive, 6-step forging process employed produces a more precisely shaped and finished head that looks and performs like a work of art. A thin topline, thin sole, straight leading edge, minimal offset and tapered hosel work in conjunction to promote the kind of pure face-to-ball connection sought after by skilled players.

In addition, the TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB Forged irons incorporate TaylorMade’s innovative new precision-weighting port in the back of the clubhead to solve an age-old problem. In the past, clubmakers have installed cartridges of varying weight in the hosel to assure that each iron in the set is of uniform swingweight. Doing so, however, affects the location of the CG in terms of its position between the toe and heel. The TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB Forged irons precision-weighting port guarantees precise swingweights while ensuring optimal and consistent CG location in every clubhead.

“The precision-weighting port proves that it is, in fact, possible to innovate and improve the performance of a true, forged blade.” said Brian Bazzel, manager of iron and wedge creation.

The TaylorMade Tour Preferred MB Forged irons also incorporate an advanced, USGA-conforming groove design to promote more spin and control from the rough, a crucial advancement in making it the ultimate player’s performance iron. The standard shaft and grip properties were chosen with input from TaylorMade Tour Staff professionals, and include True Temper Dynamic Gold shaft, the most widely played on tour, and Tour Velvet grips, a combination deemed optimal for promoting consistent and responsive performance.

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Wayne Unser : personnage de la série | 60S Today

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Nom : Unser

Prénom : Wayne

Famille : Il était marié à Della mais ils sont récemment divorcés. Ils ont deux enfants.

Santé : Il a un cancer de la prostate au stade 3.

Poste : Ex- Shérif de la police de Charming, puis consultant dans la saison 7.

Relations amoureuses : Jeune, il était amoureux de Gemma. A son retour du Vietnam, il épouse Della, une femme noire.

Amitiés : Depuis toujours, il est ami avec Gemma et c’est par son intermédiaire qu’Unser découvre les Sons of Anarchy. Dans deux camps différents, Unser et les Sons ne manquent pas de s’apprécier. Il apprécie beaucoup Tara et fera tout pour découvrir qui l’a tuée.

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Son Histoire : Après le lycée, Unser s’engage dans les Marines et part faire la guerre au Vietnam. A son retour aux Etats- Unis, il épouse Della et s’engage dans la police de Charming. Il débute sa carrière puis devient dans les années 90 le shérif de Charming. Il fonde une société de transports dont la sécurité est assurée en grande partie par les Sons. Proche des Sons, il accepte d’aider Clay lors de la mort de John Teller et falsifie le rapport de l’accident.

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Dans la Saison 1 :

Alors qu’il souhaite prendre sa retraite, Clay lui fait comprendre qu’il doit encore rester Shérif s’il souhaite maintenir les run de protections. Face à ce chantage, Unser est obligé de retirer sa demande de retraite et tente d’éloigner son adjoint, David Hale de SAMCRO mais l’arrivée d’une équipe de l’ATF finit de démolir son autorité sur lui. L’Agent June Stahl le met en congé pendant l’enquête sur SAMCRO quand elle découvre son double jeu. Coincé, Unser choisit son camp et décide d’apporter son aide aux Sons.

Lorsque Hale lui révèle les plans de Stahl, il tente de faire marche arrière. Hale lui apprend que Stahl a fait passer Opie pour une balance, ce qui n’est pas le cas, et tente de monter les Sons les uns contre les autres. Unser connaissant les plans de Clay pour éliminer Opie intervient immédiatement… Mais il est trop tard…

Unser découvre avec horreur que Clay s’est vengé mais qu’une erreur a été commise. En effet, Opie, vivant arrive sur les lieux pour découvrir sa femme, Donna abattue de plusieurs balles dans la tête. Unser assiste à l’enterrement de la jeune maman, parfaitement conscient que Clay est responsable.

Du côté de sa vie personnelle, les choses vont très mal. Sa femme l’a quittée emmenant avec elle leurs enfants et Unser se retrouve seul à gérer son cancer.

Dans la Saison 2 :

Le meurtre de Donna n’étant toujours pas résolu et Hale et Jax sachant la vérité, Unser demande à Hale de laisser Jax gérer la situation.

Alors qu’il rentre chez lui, il découvre Gemma après son viol dans un entrepôt. Il accepte de l’aider à cacher la vérité à SAMCRO avec l’assistance de Tara.

De nouveaux problèmes arrivent en ville. Deux hommes, Ethan Zobelle et AJ Weston s’associent avec la famille Hale pour détruire SAMCRO. Lorsque Gemma lui avoue que les responsables de son viol sont les hommes de Zobelle, il accepte de garder encore le silence mais tente d’éloigner son adjoint de ces hommes. N’ayant pas d’autres arguments que la vérité, il lui parle du viol de Gemma. David, connaissant Gemma depuis sa plus tendre enfance s’effondre face à cet aveu et change d’avis. Ensemble, ils font ensuite équipe pour la protéger.

Une fois le secret avoué, il décide de prendre parti pour SAMCRO et à les aider à assouvir leur vengeance. Pour cela, il nomme Hale shérif par intérim et prend des congés. David tente de le retenir mais il est trop tard, Unser est trop impliqué avec Gemma.

Il prête du matériel de sa société et renseigne SAMCRO sur les agissements de la police de Charming et de l’ATF tout en tenant David Hale au courant des évènements.

Unser apprend par Gemma qu’elle est accusée d’un double- meurtre, elle lui demande son aide pour quitter la ville. Unser accepte immédiatement et la conduit en dehors de l’Etat jusqu’à un club frère de SAMCRO.

Dans la Saison 3 :

Hale est nommé shérif et Unser est prié de prendre sa retraite mais le soir même, Hale est tué pendant l’attaque des Calaveras durant les funérailles de Prospect.

Unser reste alors shérif le temps pour la mairie de trouver un remplaçant. Il porte le deuil de David Hale qu’il considérait comme un fils mais demande à SAMCRO de ne pas intervenir. Lorsque Jacob Hale lui propose une alliance, il la refuse mais quand il découvre l’hostilité nouvelle de la ville vers SAMCRO et les pressions que la mairie lui met, il change d’avis et s’associe à Hale.

Il accepte de rencontrer Clay mais refuse de l’aider à passer en Irlande, insistant sur le fait que SAMCRO et lui avait un deal, tenir éloigner les crimes de Charming. Clay n’ayant pas tenu sa part du contrat, l’accord est annulé. Lorsqu’une descente des stups est prévue par Hale au garage, il ne prévient pas Clay et n’intervient pas pendant la perquisition. Clay tente de l’intimider mais Unser campe sur ses positions.

Il affronte également Gemma et est très affecté par la réaction de sa vieille amie. Quand il comprend que la pseudo- attaque de Gemma n’est qu’une diversion pour permettre à Tara d’organiser sa fuite, il fait son travail. Il tente d’empêcher la fuite de Gemma mais n’arrive pas à se résigner à lui tirer dessus, elle s’échappe avec son escorte, Clay, Jax et Tig. Il organise immédiatement des parages et lance des voitures à leur poursuite mais ne parvient qu’à arrêter Tig, victime d’un subterfuge.

Il doit le libérer après que Tara ait payé sa caution et en profite pour la questionner sur la fuite de Gemma. Mais Tara, consciente de son changement de camp refuse de lui parler. Son entretien avec Jacob Hale se passe mal et Unser ne sait pas quoi faire pour s’innocenter des accusations dont il est victime. La situation lui échappe complètement après la violente agression de Lumpy, propriétaire d’une salle de boxe et Hale le menace d’une prochaine fermeture du commissariat au profit des shérifs de San Joaquim. Unser cherche à enquêter mais le seul indice à sa déposition est le témoignage de Lumpy qui accuse les Mayans. Lorsque les SoA lui apprennent que Jacob Hale est mêlé à l’agression et que les Mayans sont innocents, il choisit de ne pas le croire mais se méfie tout de même et décide de creuser de ce côté aussi. Il découvre alors des preuves contre le futur maire.

Pendant la nuit, le Conseil municipal se réunit et vote pour la dissolution du commissariat. Unser est le dernier à l’apprendre et après une violente altercation avec Hale, se rend, vaincu après avoir appris la mort de Lumpy. Les problèmes s’accumulent avec le retour de l’ATF. Stahl a une mauvaise nouvelle : Tara et la directrice de St Thomas, Margaret Murphy ont disparu. Puis en espionnant les deux agents, il se rend compte que Jax est devenu un informateur. Unser prend la mesure de ces actes, en coupant tous ponts avec SAMCRO, il a perdu leur confiance. Il aide du mieux qu’il peut l’ATF pour son enquête mais se rend compte que la loi n’est peut-être du côté qu’il croit.

La mort de Lumpy le touche fortement, il décide de changer d’allégeance et retourne vers les SoA. Ils échangent des infos et se mettent d’accord sur un plan pour à la fois sauver Tara et capturer Salazar vivant afin d’enterrer Hale. La première tentative de l’ATF échoue et Salazar arrive à s’enfuir. Mais Tara de son côté réussit à blesser la copine de Salazar et négocie la libération de Margaret. Grace à elle, Unser obtient de précieuses infos dont le témoignage incriminant Salazar qu’il communique immédiatement aux Sons. Le temps que Jax, arrive, Unser avec l’aide de l’ATF met en place des unités de recherche.

A l’arrivée des SoA, Unser s’entretient avec Clay et le met au courant de son changement de camp. Leur vieille amitié est rétablit. Après avoir promis de tenir secret le retour de Gemma en ville, ils mettent au point le plan initialement prévu avec Tig et Piney. Quand il rencontre Gemma et qu’elle lui confie ses doutes sur Jax, il lui ment et cache ses soupçons.

La découverte de deux corps par les SoA puis la prise d’otages dans les bureaux de Jacob Hale plongent la ville dans une intense confusion. Unser se débat avec tout ça mais se noie quand Salazar est tué par Jax. Toutes les preuves contre Salazar n’ont plus aucune valeur, Unser n’est plus le shérif de Charming.

Il prend alors la plus importante décision de sa vie. Il choisit de défendre SAMCRO coûte que coûte contre l’ATF et de les aider à assouvir leur vengeance. Il utilise sa position de shérif qui dure encore quelques temps pour leur fournir des informations. Quand Clay lui demande plus, il accepte. Après avoir abandonné son badge et son arme de service sur son bureau, il s’en va rejoindre SAMCRO. Il participe à l’attaque des SoA non- arrêtés et les laisse tuer Jimmy O’Phelan et June Stahl. Son cancer arrive à son terme, sa famille l’a quitté, il a perdu sa place de shérif, Unser n’a plus rien à perdre à part SAMCRO et surtout Gemma…

Inter- saisons :

Forcé à prendre sa retraite, Unser se retrouve sans- emploi. La crise économique frappant la ville comme le monde, il est contraint de vendre sa société pour une bouchée de pain mais parvient à garder un pourcentage lui permettant d’assurer un modeste quotidien. Della obtient le divorce et Unser vend sa maison pour payer la pension pour elle et leurs enfants. Il loue une parcelle de terre aux Wahewa et y installe une caravane dans laquelle il vit. La chimio- thérapie contre son cancer échoue et son nouveau traitement le rend plus malade encore. Comme prévu, il a tout perdu… Enfin presque car SAMCRO veille sur lui et les Old Ladies, Gemma en tête s’occupent de lui. Traité en ami intime, il travaille parfois au garage et assiste à tous les évènements et fêtes organisés pendant l’incarcération des Sons. Il est d’ailleurs aux cotés de Gemma, Opie, Piney et Chibs à St Thomas pour attendre la naissance de Thomas, second fils de Jax.

Dans la Saison 4 :

Déboussolé par son traitement et profondément déprimé, Unser oublie le retour des Sons et Gemma passe le lui rappeler. Il fond en larmes cédant au désespoir qu’il ressent. Gemma lui promet d’arranger les choses et Unser la croit. Quelques heures plus tard, Clay lui rend visite et lui confie les nouveaux projets des Sons. Unser accepte de les aider. Le soir même, il se rend au mariage d’Opie et Lyla et profite de la cérémonie, du diner et de la fête aux côtés de Gemma.

Dès le lendemain, Unser se reprend en main et suit les conseils de Gemma. Il se fixe un nouvel objectif et demande aux Sons de l’aider à retaper une vieille moto qu’il a achetée voilà quelques années. Il rend visite à Gemma qu’il trouve prostrée dans le bureau. Unser s’inquiète immédiatement et Gemma lui confie la raison de son état de choc. Elle lui donne une note à lire, le mot de Maureen Ashby laissé avec les lettres de John Teller pour Jax. Unser ne mesure pas immédiatement les implications d’une telle arme dans les mains de Jax mais les évènements qui suivent lui feront comprendre. Clay, décidé à profiter d’une retraite prospère entraîne le club dans une nouvelle alliance avec le Cartel Galindo. Unser le suit jusqu’à ce que la vie des Sons soit mise en danger par cette association qui attire l’attention du nouveau shérif de Charming, Eli Roosevelt.

Rapidement, les deux situations déjà compliquées s’aggravent. Averti que Tara est en possession des lettres de John Teller, Clay tout comme Gemma lui demandent de les trouver mais Clay tout comme Gemma lui mentent sur les raisons. Unser découvre les lettres dans le bureau de Tara et les lit avant de les détruire mais Clay intervient et les sauve des flammes. Unser l’affronte et demande des comptes. Pourquoi lui avoir menti sur les raisons de la mort de JT il y a 18 ans ? Et pourquoi lui mentir aujourd’hui sur les motivations pour récupérer les lettres ? Découvert, Clay lui avoue quelques détails mais se limite au minimum ce qui déclenche la colère d’Unser. Il décide de protéger coûte que coûte Tara et ses enfants. Conscient que Clay et Gemma se divisent à cause des lettres, il reste proche de Gemma mais s’éloigne de Clay. La situation avec le Cartel devient plus périlleuse mais Unser craint davantage pour Tara. Il demande l’aide de Roosevelt mais ce dernier reste impuissant face à de vagues soupçons.

Unser décide alors de passer à l’action quitte à trahir une ‘‘relation’’ vieille de plus 30 ans. Il rédige une lettre de menaces visant directement la vie de Tara et la dépose dans sa voiture. Puis il regarde la bombe éclatée. Les Sons alertés, la jeune femme est mise sous protection rapprochée. Au club ou ailleurs, sa sécurité et celle des enfants est assurée. Clay ni personne ne pourra les blesser. Gemma lui demande son aide pour trouver la source des menaces et Roosevelt a dès maintenant des preuves suffisantes pour placer deux adjoints près du jeune médecin. Mais Clay comprend bien vite qu’il est la source et demande des comptes violemment. Quand Unser lui confie qu’il fera n’importe quoi pour préserver la vie de Tara, Clay le menace de mort à son tour. Loin d’ignorer l’importance de telles paroles, Clay passe à la vitesse supérieure et envoie une copie de la lettre à Margaret Murphy, directrice de l’hôpital où Tara travaille. Margaret la met immédiatement à pied. Confinée au club avec les enfants ou dans sa propre maison, Unser la sait en sécurité. Il décide alors d’enquêter sur la mort de John Teller et découvre que la rivalité entre les deux hommes au sujet de Gemma, mariée avec l’un mais qui le trompait avec l’autre cachait une réelle lutte pour le pouvoir. John voulait interrompre le trafic d’armes d’avec l’IRA et limité leur accès au club alors que Clay envisageait une expansion de ce trafic. Leur désaccord a fini par la mort de JT et l’élection de Clay au poste de Président.

Unser coupe définitivement les liens avec Clay mais pas avec le reste du club. Quand Gemma l’appelle de la cabane, il s’y rend et la découvre au chevet du cadavre de Piney. Unser comprend immédiatement que Clay est responsable et déchaine sa rage. Mais Gemma le retient. Personne ne doit savoir tant qu’elle n’aura pas réussi à ramener Clay dans le droit chemin. Unser doute que ce soit possible mais le baiser offert par son amie de toujours finit de le convaincre. Il accepte de maquiller ce meurtre en revanche du cartel opposé aux Galindo, les Lobo. Rassurée, Gemma le laisse travailler et rejoint Clay. Unser resté seul rumine ce mensonge vieux de 18 ans qui le tue aujourd’hui plus que son cancer tout en contemplant le cadavre d’un homme connu depuis toujours. Il met rapidement un plan au point et commence à l’exécuter.

Après quelques heures, Gemma, angoissée le contacte et lui demande de la rejoindre au plus vite. Clay en plus de lui avoir menti prépare quelque chose et elle craint pour Tara. Malheureusement, ni Unser, ni Gemma ne pourront agir. La jeune femme est enlevée et tente de s’échapper. Dans sa lutte avec ses agresseurs, elle se coince la main dans la portière de la fourgonnette et se brise la main afin d’être sauvée par Jax. Gemma charge Unser d’enquêter tout en maquillant la cabane. Le soir, il se rend chez Gemma pour faire son rapport et découvre son amie défigurée et blessée. Gemma lui explique que Clay a mal pris ses questions sur l’agression de Tara. Maintenant, elle est persuadée que tout comme Piney, Clay a agi et que plus rien de pourra l’apaiser tant que les lettres ne seront pas détruites, Tara éliminée et son secret définitivement enterré quitte à l’enterrer avec. Une fois encore, elle demande à Clay de ne pas intervenir. Seul un Son le peut. Alors que Gemma parle de son fils, Unser comprend un membre du club.

Il veille sur son amie jusqu’au matin puis se rend au garage pour récupérer le matériel nécessaire à la finalisation de la scène de crimes. Il y croise Clay qui le menace ouvertement de finir comme Piney. Effrayé mais surtout enragé contre un homme qu’il respectait tant autrefois, Unser décide d’agir de son côté. Il entraîne Opie à la cabane et lui apprend la vérité. Opie doute mais Unser lui demande d’interroger Gemma. Quelques heures plus tard, après avoir affronté Opie, Gemma le retrouve. Unser met fin à la dispute en répliquant qu’il fallait agir et que Clay est plus dangereux qu’elle ne le croit encore. Opie décide alors de suivre son propre plan. Il demande à Unser de s’occuper de la crémation de Piney et de finir la scène de crimes. Unser accepte mais demande à Jax de venir. Le soir même, la cadavre de Piney est brûlé avec pour seule compagnie son fils, Opie, Jax et Unser. Unser s’éclipse laissant Jax et Opie s’expliquer mais la confrontation tourne mal. Opie prend la fuite et Jax tente de le rattraper mais le temps qu’il y arrive Opie est déjà au club.

Lorsqu’Unser arrive, il entend quatre coups de feu. En entrant dans la chapelle, il découvre Clay, effondré sur son fauteuil de Président, Opie couché sur le sol, Jax, nerveux courant vers Clay, du sang, des balles et des armes. Jax lui hurle de laver le sang et de ranger les armes et les douilles avant l’arrivée du shérif pendant qu’il déplace Clay dans l’atelier du garage. Unser est rapidement briefé sur les évènements et la marche à suivre à partir de maintenant. Opie est entré et a attaqué Clay avant que Jax l’empêche de l’achever en lui tirant dans le poignet. Mais ils doivent accusés des blacks sans préciser si c’étaient des Niners et l’attaque a eu lieu dans le garage. Unser accepte de couvrir Jax et surtout Opie. Il reste avec Clay, agonisant tandis que les autres quittent les lieux. Son vieil ami mourant à ses côtés, Unser ne peut que remettre en question ses choix de vie.

A l’hôpital, Unser est interrogé par les Sons et Roosevelt et répète la version de Jax. Mais quand Gemma arrive, un seul regard suffit pour qu’elle comprenne qu’Opie a agi. L’état de Clay déjà critique s’aggrave davantage et Unser craint autant qu’il ne l’espère la mort de Clay. En fin de journée, il rejoint Gemma au club. Unser cherche à savoir comment la situation va évoluer avec Clay à l’hôpital. Gemma lui apprend alors que Tara lui a remis les lettres et qu’elle les a elle- même confiés à Jax. Unser sursaute à cette effroyable idée mais Gemma le rassure. Lui comme elle sont blanchis, elle a détruit les lettres les incrimant quant à Clay, son sort repose maintenant dans les mains de Jax. Unser comprend tout de suite que Jax tuera Clay et prendra sa place. La boucle sera ainsi bouclée. Unser espère en effet que Gemma ait raison mais il doute…

Dans la Saison 7 :

Wayne est touché par la mort de Tara, il veut découvrir qui l’a tuée, il décide de signer pour être le nouveau consultant sous les ordres du nouveau shérif Jarry.

En parallèle il aide Wendy à se remettre sur pied, c’est en raccompagnant la jeune fille qu’il découvre que Juice se planque chez Wendy pour échapper aux Sons. Wayne décide d’aider Juice à quitter la ville. Un quatuor se forme alors (Gemma, Wendy, Juice et Wayne) renfermant des secrets qui ne peuvent être révélés à Samcro.

Wayne essaye d’aider au mieux Jarry pour l’enquête de Tara et la met sur la piste des chinois. Mais il découvrira en fin de saison que c’est Gemma qui a tué Tara. Il fera tout pour eviter les morts sans grand succès, lancera même un avis de recherche contre Jax le trouvant trop dangereux. Il décide de retrouver Gemma avant Jax pour la sauver malheuresement Jax les rejoints et le tue.

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On your web site it gave the condition of the club as good fair and fair in reality it was good fair and terrible. The club was purchased at £106 and I know for a fact that it’s not worth anything like that 60stoday.comver owned the club before tried to paint it to make it look better…. and failed.

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The Weekend February 12-14, 2016 Championship Auto Shows produced the Indianapolis World of Wheels 2016 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. 2016 was an amazing show featuring many different areas of the show and Celebrity stage guest. Peyton List and Daniel Bryan were both features on the Celebrity Stage along with Danny “the Count” Koker and his band counts 77 made had a live concert in the Gauge Magazine Lifestyle Hall on Friday Feb 12.

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Danny from Count Custom’s very own band Counts 77 playing at Indianapolis World Of Wheels

Other great live music features inside the Gauge Magazine Hall Included the Electric Amish and Hugh Jeffner on Friday, along with Indiana Jones and Gabby Love on Saturday.

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Gauge 60stoday.com Lifestyle Hall draws huge crowds into the area for a not so traditional car show element

On Sunday Action Jackson and Lemi Vice rocked out the stage DJ Stage. Other great features of this event include the Charity Pinstripe Auction benefiting Diabetes Youth Foundation and the Motorama 1962 Traditional Rod and Custom Indoors event featuring a vintage car movie theater and Slot Car Racing.

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Bare Metal Cadillac in the Traditional Hot Rods section of World Of wheels

The Traditional hall also feature Rockabilly band Cherry Lee and the Hot Rod Hounds on Saturday night. Make sure not to miss this event in 2017. For all info visit 60stoday.com

Photos by: Lenny Thompson (BLT)

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INDIANAPOLIS — Sage Karam pranced, limbering his arms and legs. It would have been a familiar ritual for him in the wrestling room of Nazareth Area High in Pennsylvania.

But Karam, 21, was preparing for the first Indianapolis 500 practice, spastically releasing anxiety accumulated over nine months without racing.

“It’s the little things you don’t really even notice until you’re not there,” Sage Karam told USA TODAY Sports while sitting in a Dreyer & Reinbold garage bay. “Now I just want to feel the wheel again, sit there, hear the engine and all that stuff.”

But this May is also about guilt, ache and healing. Jody Karam, his dad, mentor and former wrestling coach, could see it all manifesting itself in that nervous dance. Jody calls Sage, who is outwardly brash, a really sensitive kid.

“It’s been nine months of roller coaster, up and down,” Jody Karam told USA TODAY Sports. “We’ve been all over the place.”

And back.

JAMES: Wilson’s death a cruel reminder of sport’s danger

Karam hasn’t raced in anything professionally since Aug. 23 — nine months ago — when his Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet spun off Turn 1 while leading at Pocono Raceway and crashed into a wall. The dislodged nose piece of Karam’s car struck Justin Wilson in the head as the 37-year-old slowed under caution and swung low to avoid the fray. Wilson died a day later after suffering a traumatic brain injury.

Karam was devastated. He didn’t understand how he should even feel, all of it amplified by his youth.

“The hardest was, of course, when Chip (Ganassi) called on Monday after the Pocono race, and he got the news about Justin,” Jody Karam said. “I was out on a bike ride, and I walked into a mess of a kid, and, as a dad, how do you handle that? You’re not prepared for that.”

Karam advanced to the Verizon IndyCar Series as a rookie in 2015 as prepared — or at least as equipped — as theoretically possible.

A former champion of the developmental Indy Lights series, he had raced sports cars for Ganassi and finished ninth for Dreyer & Reinbold in the 2014 Indy 500 before signing for a partial IndyCar season with Ganassi last year. Retired four-time series champ and three-time Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti was assigned to be his mentor and coach. Karam slogged through a tempestuous rookie season. He crashed frequently and angered some of his peers.

But he came to Pocono invigorated. He enjoyed the notoriety of racing near his home, conducted a news conference with his dog, Max, was surrounded by upwards of 200 family and friends and was hazed on Twitter by fellow drivers for a shirtless photo he posted.

Then it happened.

“Cars were crashing the whole day. It was a wreck-fest,” Karam said. “I don’t know why. It was weird. My car felt really good. I was out front, clean air felt really, really good. It was starting to go loose, so I hit the weight-jacker to make it go to understeer … and the next turn I went in, the thing just stepped out … in such a weird spot, super, super late in the corner. Not where it would be maximum load, either. I was really confused as to why it would spin.”

IndyCar has declined requests from USA TODAY Sports to release the final accident report in Wilson’s case. The incident sparked a debate on the efficacy of canopies on cockpits, but there was a consensus that Karam was not culpable. Jody Karam told him that. Wilson’s younger brother, Stefan, told him that. But Sage Karam had to come to that realization for himself. And it didn’t come easily.

“I look back on the weekend all the time. It’s hard to look back on it, obviously,” Karam said. “But the thing is, that’s my – because I haven’t driven anything since then – that’s the oldest/newest memory in my mind still of racing. When I think back about racing, that’s the first thing that pops up, the last thing I did.”

Karam had been heavily criticized by fellow drivers Graham Rahal and Ed Carpenter for what they considered aggressive driving in finishing a career-best third at Iowa Speedway earlier last season, but both were among the first to contact him after Wilson’s death.

Carpenter could relate. Driver Paul Dana was killed in a prerace warm-up at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2006, after crashing into the back of Carpenter’s car.

“We’re all people,” Carpenter told USA TODAY Sports. “I had been through a similar incident myself and know what that can be like and what emotions he was dealing with.

“Obviously, Sage and I had had issues earlier that year on the track, but that’s a whole different type of stuff. And he’s so young, I just wanted him to know how I felt and that there are people that are thinking of him and are there for him if he needed anything.”

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Jarrod Spencer, president and founder of Mind of the Athlete and a previous mental coach for Karam, says the driver has benefited from such support, which he considers the most important factor in recovering from a psychological trauma.

Karam hasn’t spoken to Wilson’s widow, Julia, but hopes to “when she’s ready. I don’t want to push that or anything.”

Karam spoke to Stefan Wilson, who will make his Indianapolis 500 debut Sunday, “when it was still fresh,” Karam said. “We put that behind. All the bad thoughts I had. I think, ‘What if I didn’t spin? What if I hit the wall differently?’ Like, ‘This is my fault. This is my fault.’ I put all that stuff behind me because of him. He was like, ‘Dude, this is a freak accident, there’s nothing you could have done.’ He was a huge part as well.”

But there was much to do.

“There was some really tough days, where yeah, he was thinking about quitting. No doubt about it. It was not good,” Jody Karam said.

Finding an outlet

Karam, who wasn’t scheduled to drive in the season finale a week after Pocono, had been working with Ganassi since mid-2015 to secure sponsorship without success. His ride was acquired by former Formula One driver Max Chilton, who brought sponsorship. Then Karam lost his seat in Ganassi’s Rolex 24 program the same way. He was adrift.

Karam doesn’t think he considered leaving racing; he doesn’t know what he would do. His father differs.

Either way, Jody Karam wouldn’t allow his son to return to Indianapolis to ruminate alone in his apartment, and two months after the accident named him an assistant on the Liberty High wrestling team he coaches. Karam found refuge and purpose in running 6 a.m. workouts.

“Once I stepped in the wrestling room, I put my phone down. I kind of isolated the whole rest of the world,” he said. And eventually, “I was able to start to laugh again.”

After reading his son’s journal — a breach of trust, Jody Karam admits — he “made it mandatory” that his son renew his counseling relationship with Spencer. Karam doesn’t blame himself anymore.

Improvement came and Karam was signed by F Performance Racing to pair with veteran Scott Pruett in a Lexus program in the IMSA series. The new program has yet to debut, making Karam’s return for a one-off with Dreyer & Reinbold on Sunday — he’ll start 23rd — a highly anticipated moment. That he was collected in a first-lap crash that ended his Indy 500 last year with Ganassi, even more so.

“My senior year of high school, my goal was I’m going to race in the Indianapolis 500, and I did it,” Karam said, the familiar confidence resurfacing. “Then it was, I’m going to win the 100th Indianapolis 500, and we’re going to do it.”

Pocono return might help

As much as he is focusing on the Indy 500, Karam wants — perhaps needs — to race at Pocono again. Even though a return would conjure so much he believes he has worked through and elicit questions and scrutiny, Spencer said that it would be key in his healing process.

“When there’s a traumatic experience like this, if the person is ready and has done the work or is doing the psychological work — and Sage has worked on his mind as hard as his body – I think it would be great if the opportunity presented itself,” Spencer said. ”Get back out there and create new memories. When that occurs the past ones fade a little bit more.”

Jody Karam said a methodical plan has been devised to facilitate a return if sponsorship can be acquired. It might be necessary.

“Pocono doesn’t have a great memory in mind, but it’s just another track,” Sage Karam said. “I think in order for me to put all this behind me, like completely, I need to go through Turn 1 flat again. It’s simple as that. And once you do that, yeah, you’re back for good.”

Sage Karam returns to track still coping with trauma of Justin Wilson's death