Elvis immortalized on bronze Harley

Elvis immortalized on bronze Harley

There are 45 comments on the www.autoweek.com story from Mar 3, 2009, titled Elvis immortalized on bronze Harley. In it, www.autoweek.com reports that:

A picture of Elvis is immortalized in bronze--on a Harley. Elvis is immortalized in bronze--on a Harley.

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Since: Jul 08

KELOWNA

#22 Mar 4, 2009
Poo-Poo-Pi-Doo wrote:
I don't have a link because I wouldn't subject you to that piece of junk. And that Elvis at ten statue I don't know whose bright idea that was but I am not sure Elvis would want to be remembered as a poor young child dressed in dungarees He looked back at his childhood and in particular being poor and wanted to get as far away from it as possible. In fact there is a story that while passing through Tupelo one time he told the guys he didn't like the place could not wait to get out of there fast enough and told them to speed up and keep going.
My wife's Grandfather who lived just a few miles from Elvis' child-hood home took me there once, it was a few years ago now. Yes I can understand them fleeing...even under the cover of darkness. I sure would not have looked back. LOL.

“Elvis News Ireland”

Since: Sep 07

Swords, County Dublin.

#23 Mar 4, 2009
Poo-Poo-Pi-Doo wrote:
I don't have a link because I wouldn't subject you to that piece of junk. And that Elvis at ten statue I don't know whose bright idea that was but I am not sure Elvis would want to be remembered as a poor young child dressed in dungarees He looked back at his childhood and in particular being poor and wanted to get as far away from it as possible. In fact there is a story that while passing through Tupelo one time he told the guys he didn't like the place could not wait to get out of there fast enough and told them to speed up and keep going.
You envious fool, you just do not have a clue about Art. No matter how many silly names you hide behind your motivation is clear to honest people here.

Nor can you speak for Elvis Presley!
Many thousands of real Elvis fans have admired the "Elvis at 13" statue in Tupelo.

Have a nice day all the same my child.:-)

It's really me you are after isn't it. Nothing to do with the statues....... be a man!
We all know who you are.:-)

“Elvis News Ireland”

Since: Sep 07

Swords, County Dublin.

#24 Mar 4, 2009
Elvis often returned to Tupelo, and very proudly in 1956 and 57!

Those who would like to mislead need to educate themselves first.

The fine life-sized bronze statue of "Elvis at 13" can easily be found on the images section of the google.com page. ;-)

There are some lovely places to visit in Tupelo. Those of unbiased views would appreciate the City and it's growing pride in Elvis.

Elvis I am sure held a warm place in his heart for Tupelo..... his home for 13 years!
We all love the place where we spent our formative years.

http://irelandtoo.blogspot.com

Poo-Poo-Pi-Doo

Burgessville, Canada

#25 Mar 4, 2009
Can anyone figure out this guy? I talk about statues and he launches into a personal attack. Save your personal vendettas for someone else. Stick to the subject. There have been a number of negiative comments about the statue and Tupelo. From a number of posters Can't you handle that? Some folks don't agree with you. Are you o.k. with that? Wow.

Since: Jul 08

KELOWNA

#26 Mar 4, 2009
Maurice the area in which Elvis lived then...and Tupelo now are as different as night and day. A few years ago there were many of the same old houses in the area, and you wouldn't have wanted one as a shed. You are looking at this through rose coloured glasses. People have not neccessarily got biased views, they have actually seen it for themselves and are relating to the reallity. It would seem if there is any bias it comes from an ocean away. With respect.

“Elvis News Ireland”

Since: Sep 07

Swords, County Dublin.

#27 Mar 4, 2009
Poo-Poo-Pi-Doo wrote:
Can anyone figure out this guy? I talk about statues and he launches into a personal attack. Save your personal vendettas for someone else. Stick to the subject. There have been a number of negiative comments about the statue and Tupelo. From a number of posters Can't you handle that? Some folks don't agree with you. Are you o.k. with that? Wow.
Nice try playing the innocent.:-)

Just about everyone knows I was involved with the statues by the fine artist Michiel Van der Sommen.

He is a friend and you are quite unfairly, criticising his work.

Many thousands of people have had their photos taken with the statue in Tupelo, because it's so beautifully poignant. I'm sure Elvis would have been delighted with the sculpture.

In future I'll just ignore your envious posts.

Worst of all,they are not even funny!:-)

http://irelandtoo.blogspot.com

“Elvis News Ireland”

Since: Sep 07

Swords, County Dublin.

#28 Mar 4, 2009
dolbyscat wrote:
Maurice the area in which Elvis lived then...and Tupelo now are as different as night and day. A few years ago there were many of the same old houses in the area, and you wouldn't have wanted one as a shed. You are looking at this through rose coloured glasses. People have not neccessarily got biased views, they have actually seen it for themselves and are relating to the reallity. It would seem if there is any bias it comes from an ocean away. With respect.
I have walked the streets and seen the ups and downs of Tupelo over weeks. I spent hours in the poorer and richer homes. I'm an obsevant type of guy and did not miss the poverty. But it's not all poverty by any stretch of the imagination.

New York is plush and VERY slummy too. I saw it with my very clear glasses.:-)

You are telling ME about Dickensian squalour when I saw it first hand in "The Classic Slum" Salford UK!
1935 Tupelo would have been paradise in comparison.:-)

Try and remember I'm quite an old goat, no kidding!
Canadians :-)

http://irelandtoo.blogspot.com

Since: Jul 08

KELOWNA

#29 Mar 4, 2009
MauricePColgan wrote:
<quoted text>
Nice try playing the innocent.:-)
Just about everyone knows I was involved with the statues by the fine artist Michiel Van der Sommen.
He is a friend and you are quite unfairly, criticising his work.
Many thousands of people have had their photos taken with the statue in Tupelo, because it's so beautifully poignant. I'm sure Elvis would have been delighted with the sculpture.
In future I'll just ignore your envious posts.
Worst of all,they are not even funny!:-)
http://irelandtoo.blogspot.com
Yes it would seem like others on this forum who profess to be experts, you will ignore valid commentary and pertinent questions, after all lets not allow truth to get in the way of fiction. Maurice I think the fact that you had some personal involvement in the statue (I for one didn't know that either) demonstrates your bias, maybe you would have been wiser to recuse yourself from the argument, or not bandy the word "bias" around.

Since: Jul 08

KELOWNA

#30 Mar 4, 2009
MauricePColgan wrote:
<quoted text>
I have walked the streets and seen the ups and downs of Tupelo over weeks. I spent hours in the poorer and richer homes. I'm an obsevant type of guy and did not miss the poverty. But it's not all poverty by any stretch of the imagination.
New York is plush and VERY slummy too. I saw it with my very clear glasses.:-)
You are telling ME about Dickensian squalour when I saw it first hand in "The Classic Slum" Salford UK!
1935 Tupelo would have been paradise in comparison.:-)
Try and remember I'm quite an old goat, no kidding!
Canadians :-)
http://irelandtoo.blogspot.com
The pretty boxwoods around the house(?) and the semi-idyllic setting that is seen nowadays does not even begin to tell the story of that particular area back then, nor when I first saw it. No I was not telling YOU about "Dickensian squalour" nowhere was it mentioned. I can assure you that my wifes Grandfather, who was born and raised and still lives there at the age of 92 would be better able to describe conditions than I.

“Elvis News Ireland”

Since: Sep 07

Swords, County Dublin.

#31 Mar 4, 2009
dolbyscat wrote:
<quoted text>Yes it would seem like others on this forum who profess to be experts, you will ignore valid commentary and pertinent questions, after all lets not allow truth to get in the way of fiction. Maurice I think the fact that you had some personal involvement in the statue (I for one didn't know that either) demonstrates your bias, maybe you would have been wiser to recuse yourself from the argument, or not bandy the word "bias" around.
doldyscat,
I'm not ignoring anything. Not even your condescending attempts to mislead readers. Experts? A telling comment!

We all know very little about Elvis Presley hence the long drawn out, and often pointless debates.

I read a great deal, especially between the lines and I know all about bias.

http://www.dutch-sculptor.com For the guy who makes "Horrible" Elvis statues.:-)

Since: Jul 08

KELOWNA

#32 Mar 4, 2009
Maurice if you would point out the attempt that I made to "mislead readers", then I can either attempt to qualify the comment or apologize for it. with thanks Dolby.

“Elvis News Ireland”

Since: Sep 07

Swords, County Dublin.

#33 Mar 4, 2009
dolbyscat wrote:
Maurice if you would point out the attempt that I made to "mislead readers", then I can either attempt to qualify the comment or apologize for it. with thanks Dolby.
dolbyscat, hows this for an example of misleading text?
"Yes it would seem like others on this forum who profess to be experts, you will ignore valid commentary and pertinent questions, after all lets not allow truth to get in the way of fiction."

I do not ignore valid commentary. I'm a discerning reader.

What fiction is it you write about. I live in the real world. I have seen lots of historical photos of Tupelo in the Tupelo museum.. especially the destruction after the 1930s storm.

What rose coloured glasses? Isn't that meant to mislead too?

You don't expect to see Patronising comments go unchallenged do you?
Poo-Poo-Pi-Doo

Burgessville, Canada

#34 Mar 4, 2009
dolbyscatscat I agree with you one hundred per cent. This guy makes no sense and when you offer an opinion or suggest he might be wrong he turns the tables and it's you that is the problem. Why is that? The boards are for open debate but it seems that some are more equal than others here. Whoever is responsible for that Elvis at 3 statue and I wouldn't claim any credit for it if it was me what a sad effort.

“Elvis News Ireland”

Since: Sep 07

Swords, County Dublin.

#35 Mar 4, 2009
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v498/Mauric...
Elvis at 3. Cute little fellow, all the ladies love him.:-)

Since: Jul 08

KELOWNA

#37 Mar 4, 2009
So we started of with misleading and ended on patroni-Z-ing. I think I see just where this is going and do not intend getting into a battle of wits with an un-armed man. Carry on reading "between the lines" as for me I will go where the text is. As promised in my last post I am happy just to apologise as any commentary will only invite more of the same.
anonym

Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico

#38 Mar 4, 2009
MauricePColgan wrote:
Yet another image of Elvis Presley in bronze.:-)
As if we need more proof, Elvis was/is a work of Art.
http://irelandtoo.blogspot.com
Is excellent :) Elvis Presley is all an inspiration 5:D

“Elvis News Ireland”

Since: Sep 07

Swords, County Dublin.

#39 Mar 4, 2009
dolbyscat wrote:
So we started of with misleading and ended on patroni-Z-ing. I think I see just where this is going and do not intend getting into a battle of wits with an un-armed man. Carry on reading "between the lines" as for me I will go where the text is. As promised in my last post I am happy just to apologise as any commentary will only invite more of the same.
As I said, Patronising Canadians!:-)

I'm done here too.

Intelligent readers will make up their own minds. They always do. Goodnight :-)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v498/Mauric...
Jarvis Jones

Saint Petersburg, FL

#40 Mar 4, 2009
If Elvis were alive today, he'd have no interest in a Harley but would be excited to be on a new Hybrid motorcycle.

http://www.joe-ks.com/archives_may2006/1stHyb...

“....may God bless you, Adios”

Since: Jul 07

Viva Las Vegas

#41 Mar 4, 2009
People have a soft spot for their roots no matter where they go in life. The place I grew up is pretty crummy now, and a mixed bag of memories. Still it is a sentimental place for me that I respect as a special place along the road of my life. Our early life is sentimental like that for most people, and no one can say that ELVIS was not sentimental. My bet is he had a soft spot always for Tupelo and Memphis.

I first fell in love with young ELVIS' at THREE picture when I found it on the front of an ELVIS COUNTRY (I'm 10,000 years old) album back in 1971. If you love ELVIS you love him at all ages.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_hhX9cJlLU08/SZYX-VO...

http://www.irishelvisfanclub.com/sculptur.htm

I wish I had a tenth of the talent the artist Michiel Van der Sommen has.
BTW if ELVIS did not like the representation of himself in simple overalls as a poor three year old....I doubt he would have allowed it on the 1971 album cover.

Since: Jul 08

KELOWNA

#42 Mar 4, 2009
MauricePColgan wrote:
<quoted text>
As I said, Patronising Canadians!:-)
Just so as there is no confusion, it's worse than that Mo... I'm an Englishman... Goodnight Paddy.

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