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Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, Indiana

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, Indiana

Also known as the racing capital of the world, the home of the Indy 500 is now a national historic landmark as well. Constructed in 1909, the Speedway, just outside the city limits of Indianapolis, features a museum with a collection of race cars – IndyCars, NASCAR, Formula One, Sprint, midget cars and more. 960 1280

Robert Laberge  

Bonneville Salt Flats, Tooele, Utah

Bonneville Salt Flats, Tooele, Utah

Covering 30,000 acres of densely packed salty earth, the Bonneville Salt Flats in northwestern Utah are actually the remains of pre-historic Lake Bonneville. But for today’s auto enthusiasts, the Salt Flats are all about speed. Numerous land speed records have been broken here and anyone may bring their vehicle to the Bonneville Speedway for “Speed Week” in August. 960 1280

Witold Skrypczak  

Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany

Mercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart, Germany

Car fans can drive the Autobahn to Stuttgart, the birthplace of the modern automobile. There they can visit the impressive Mercedes museum (shown) as well as the Porsche factory. 960 1280

JAVIER SORIANO  

North American International Auto Show, Detroit, Michighan

North American International Auto Show, Detroit, Michighan

The annual Detroit Auto Show, held each January, is one of the biggest auto events in the world. Manufacturers unveil new models and concept cars in Detroit. Other large-scale auto shows abound across the U.S., most notably in New York and Florida. 960 1280

Bill Pugliano  

Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

Havana may be the single best locale in the world to ogle classic American cars. After the 1960 embargo, American manufacturers could no longer export to Cuba, but as a result, many Cubans have gone to great lengths to update and maintain their pre-1960 cars. An estimated 60,000 of those vehicles are still on the road. 960 1280

Roberto Machado Noa  

Tesla Factory, Fremont, California

Tesla Factory, Fremont, California

Tesla’s new factory in Fremont, California is a technological marvel, currently open only to Tesla Model S, Model X and Roadster owners, however the company hopes to expand its tour program to a wider public in the future. In the meantime, if you’re one of the lucky few, you need to book your tour reservation at least three to four weeks in advance via email to factorytours@tesla.com. 960 1280

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Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida

Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida

NASCAR’s most prestigious race, the Daytona 500 has been referred to as the Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing. Thirty-minute tours of the Speedway are available to visitors, race schedule permitting. 960 1280

Jerry Markland  

Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan

Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan

The Henry Ford which comprises the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn is the largest outdoor-indoor museum in the U.S. Initially built to house the pioneering auto industrialist’s collection of historic paraphernalia, the museum now contains a wide variety of items related to antique machinery, industrialization and popular culture. The Henry Ford is situated between the Ford Dearborn test track and some Ford engineering buildings. 960 1280

Walter Bibikow  

Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas

This public art installation along Interstate 40 in Amarillo, features ten Cadillac sedans from the 1949 through 1963 model years, buried nose down in the earth. Those in the know bring cans of spray paint to contribute to the automotive work of art. 960 1280

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NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte, North Carolina

NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte, North Carolina

A relatively recent addition to car lovers’ must-see lists, Charlotte’s NASCAR Hall of Fame opened in 2010 and honors the greats of NASCAR racing. The Hall of Fame hosts events and exhibits as well as a driving simulator. 960 1280

Bob Leverone  

Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Since 1929, Monaco has been home to one of the most glamorous and prestigious motor races in the world. The Monaco circuit runs through the city streets of Monte Carlo and along the nearby harbor for the Formula One race each May. Grandstands are set up in key locations for viewing. 960 1280

Mark Thompson  

Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, California

Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, California

Occupying a full block on Los Angeles’s Miracle Mile, the Petersen Automotive Museum is among the largest car museums in the world. Its twenty-five galleries showcase one hundred cars, while another hundred cars remain in its “vault.” 960 1280

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Ferrari Factory and Museum, Maranello, Italy

Ferrari Factory and Museum, Maranello, Italy

Ferrari owners describe their visits to the company’s factory in Maranello Italy as a “religious experience.” Located not far from Modena, Italy, Ferrari has been producing cars here since the 1940s. The adjoining museum features sports cars as well as Ferrari memorabilia. 960 1280

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Carhenge, Alliance, New England

Carhenge, Alliance, New England

Like Cadillac Ranch, Carhenge is a large-scale outdoor art installation composed of vintage automobiles. With 39 vehicles arranged in a circle and spray-painted gray, the piece is supposed to replicate England’s Stonehenge. 960 1280

The Washington Post  

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Pebble Beach, California

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Pebble Beach, California

Better known as the venue for an annual PGA tournament, the Pebble Beach Golf Course hosts the annual Concours d’Elegance each summer. The event showcases perhaps the best examples of collector cars in America and caps off Monterey’s annual Car Week the third week of August. 960 1280

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Oakland Raiders (AFC West)

Oakland Raiders (AFC West)

One of, if not the, most intense places to tailgate in the NFL is O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California. Home of the Raiders and the infamous ‘Black Hole’, nobody shows out or gets more dressed up for a game then the fans of Raider nation. 960 1280

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Kansas City Chiefs (AFC West)

Kansas City Chiefs (AFC West)

Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, might be the fifth largest in the NFL, but when it comes to tailgating, they make a strong claim for the No. 1 spot, based solely on the food. Known for their mind-blowing barbecue recipes, tailgaters at Arrowhead put on a show in the parking lot during pregame festivities. 960 1280

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Denver Broncos (AFC West)

Denver Broncos (AFC West)

Home of the Denver Broncos, Sports Authority Field at Mile High boasts some of the most loyal and fierce tailgating fans around. Whether it’s watching other NFL teams go to battle on your "car" TV or chowing down on some green chili and hot dogs while waiting for Broncos kick off, make sure not to miss out on the parking lot mayhem when heading to see the 2016 Super Bowl champs. 960 1280

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San Diego Chargers (AFC West)

San Diego Chargers (AFC West)

If there’s a more enjoyable place to catch a game than Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, I sure as heck don’t know it. Boasting picture-perfect weather year round, fans are free to tailgate in jerseys and shorts all season long.
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Dallas Cowboys (NFC East)

Dallas Cowboys (NFC East)

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and the same holds true for tailgating when attending a game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Just like their rivals down the road in Houston, the barbecue at Dallas Cowboys’ tailgates is on a whole other level. And then there’s the fan base. Fans of "America’s Team" travel from far and wide to come to "Jerry World," where the most passionate of them are dressed in team garb from head to toe. 960 1280

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Washington Redskins (NFC East)

Washington Redskins (NFC East)

You can hear the famous fight song, “Hail to the Redskins, Hail victory,” being sung far and wide across the parking lot at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. But sometimes that “victory” line get blurred between winning football games and winning tailgates. Loud and gregarious, the Redskins faithful definitely know how to have a good time when cheering on their team, both inside the stadium and out. 960 1280

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Philadelphia Eagles (NFC East)

Philadelphia Eagles (NFC East)

Eagles fans take tailgating just as serious as they do rooting for the guys in green inside Lincoln Financial Field. I mean, what party wouldn’t be complete without a punch-buggy VW shaped like a football helmet and overflowing with beer? No matter the weather — rain or shine — you can be sure that Philly fans will be out in full force, defending their team to the ends of the earth.
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New York Giants (NFC East)

New York Giants (NFC East)

Everybody in the sports world knows just how passionate fans from New York truly are, and just like fans of the state’s other two professional football teams (the Jets and the Bills), Giants fans are a rowdy and emotional bunch. Make sure you have your hard hats ready when heading into Giants Country, as fans of opposing teams are sure to come under fire when protesting the Giants football prowess. 960 1280

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New York Jets (AFC East)

New York Jets (AFC East)

With the exception of possibly Philadelphia, there is no crowd more raucous than the New York faithful. Although they share a stadium with that other team in N.Y. — the Giants — Jets fans sure know how to make MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., feel like they're the only team in the world on game day. 960 1280

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Buffalo Bills (AFC East)

Buffalo Bills (AFC East)

No trip to upstate New York is complete without a visit to Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo, home of the Bills. Although burgers, dogs and chicken are as prevalent as any other tailgate, the mainstay here are the buffalo wings. Just don’t forget to bring some long johns and a jacket, the weather gets a little dicey come winter time. 960 1280

Robert Skeoch / Getty Images  

New England Patriots (AFC East)

New England Patriots (AFC East)

These New England fans take tailgating to a whole new level, bringing their own brick pizza oven with the Patriots logo emblazoned on the side to the parking lot. Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, is known for being fun inside — mainly because they never seem to lose at home — but trust me, the tailgating scene outside is sometimes just as fun. 960 1280

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Miami Dolphins (AFC East)

Miami Dolphins (AFC East)

Would you expect anything less than sunshine and palm trees when heading south to Miami? When tailgating at Sun Life Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins, short sleeves, face paint and a delicious Cubano sandwich are a must. 960 1280

Joel Auerbach / Getty Images  

Arizona Cardinals (NFC West)

Arizona Cardinals (NFC West)

Corn hole, one of the biggest tailgating games on the planet can be found in spades outside of University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Matter of fact, with warm weather all football season long, every tailgating game is on the table. Just make sure to wear some sunscreen, that sweltering Arizona sun can definitely sneak up on you, especially if you’ve had a few too many cold ones. 960 1280

Christian Petersen / Getty Images  

Los Angeles Rams (NFC West)

Los Angeles Rams (NFC West)

Fresh off their move back to the west coast from St. Louis, Los Angeles Rams fans are lucky enough to tailgate outside one of the most iconic stadiums in all of football, the LA Coliseum. Excited to have football back in Los Angeles, tailgaters from all over the country will be able to take advantage of the warm weather all season long, basking in the sweet California sun. 960 1280

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San Francisco 49ers (NFC West)

San Francisco 49ers (NFC West)

After finally leaving Candlestick Park behind in 2014, the 49ers faithful take tailgating to all-new heights outside Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Although San Francisco is known to be pretty liberal when it comes to lifestyle, 49ers fans are anything but when it comes to defending their home “turf” in the parking lot. 960 1280

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Seattle Seahawks (NFC West)

Seattle Seahawks (NFC West)

The don’t call Seahawks faithful the “12th man” for nothing. Seattle fans are some of the rowdiest bunch you’ll find and their tailgates are no different. The scene outside CenturyLink Field is pure football bliss, and they party just as hard as their team plays on the field. Take my word for it! 960 1280

Harry How / Getty Images  

Baltimore Ravens (AFC North)

Baltimore Ravens (AFC North)

If there is one thing that Baltimoreans love more than their seafood, it’s their beloved Ravens. In the beginning of the season, during the week, the parking lot is flooded with Orioles fans due to M&T Bank Stadium’s proximity to one of baseball’s most famous homes, Camden Yards, but when Sundays in the fall roll around, it’s a sea of purple from sun rise to sun set. 960 1280

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Cincinnati Bengals (AFC North)

Cincinnati Bengals (AFC North)

Nicknamed "The Jungle" for a reason, Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati plays host to some of the wildest tailgaters in the league. Rain, sleet, hail, snow or sunshine, Bengals fans are prepared for any type of weather, and anyone wearing black, white and orange will be welcomed into any tailgate with open arms. 960 1280

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Pittsburgh Steelers (AFC North)

Pittsburgh Steelers (AFC North)

If there's one thing fans from Pittsburgh know more about than steel, it’s about winning NFL championships. No team in the league has won more rings than the Steelers (six), and when traveling to Pittsburgh for a game, tailgaters are sure to let you know just that. And with a stadium named after a world-famous condiment company, you can bet there are a ton of burgers and dogs being barbecued all day long at Heinz Field. 960 1280

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Cleveland Browns (AFC North)

Cleveland Browns (AFC North)

Debauchery runs rampant inside the Muni Lot outside of FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns may have been mediocre on the football field for the last two decades or so, but nobody knows how to throw a wilder tailgate than the members of the Dawg Pound. 960 1280

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Chicago Bears (NFC North)

Chicago Bears (NFC North)

If there are two things every fan should know when heading to a tailgate at Soldier Field in Chicago, it’s 1) be ready for some hard-nosed football, and 2) if you’re going to a game any time after early October, it’s bound to be mind-numbingly cold. Bring a jacket, heck, maybe even bring two, and ‘bear down’ for some extreme NFL tailgating. 960 1280

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Detroit Lions (NFC North)

Detroit Lions (NFC North)

When you think of tailgating at a football game, you undoubtedly think about a parking lot scene. However, not when it comes to the Detroit Lions faithful. Sure, there is plenty of tailgating that goes down in the Ford Field parking lots, but for the ultimate pre-game tailgating experience in the Motor City, make sure to check out Pride Plaza on Brush Street. 960 1280

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Green Bay Packers (NFC North)

Green Bay Packers (NFC North)

They don’t call Lambeau Field the "Frozen Tundra" for nothing. Affectionately known as Cheeseheads, Packers fans heading out to a tailgate should be prepared for some blistering cold weather. But that won’t stop the Packers faithful, in fact, they embrace it. Whether it's extra jackets, beanies, long johns or even some blankets, fans in Green Bay are ready for just about anything. 960 1280

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Minnesota Vikings (NFC North)

Minnesota Vikings (NFC North)

After bouncing around for a couple of years after the doors of the Metrodome were closed, Minnesota fans finally have a new place to tailgate — and more importantly to watch Vikings football — in U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis. 960 1280

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Houston Texans (AFC South)

Houston Texans (AFC South)

Tailgating at NRG Stadium in Houston, home of the Texans, is an event in itself. But if there’s one thing in the world Texans do better than most, it’s barbecue, barbecue, barbecue. While getting ready for the big game, don’t miss out on the amazing food, from brisket to pulled pork and everything in between. 960 1280

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Indianapolis Colts (AFC South)

Indianapolis Colts (AFC South)

They may need a little “Luck” on the field — Andrew Luck that is — but outside Lucas Oil Stadium in the parking lot, Colts fans use all skill when it comes to tailgating. Stop by "The Blue Crew Saloon" or any of the other tailgating tents for some real midwestern hospitality. 960 1280

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Jacksonville Jaguars (AFC South)

Jacksonville Jaguars (AFC South)

The Jaguars faithful come out in full force for home games at EverBank Field in Jacksonville. Beginning to feel a bit of a resurgence in winning on the field, Jaguars fans have never needed a boost of confidence when it comes to a winning tailgate. Great weather, good food and rowdy fans make up a typical tailgate in the River City. 960 1280

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Tennessee Titans (AFC South)

Tennessee Titans (AFC South)

As legendary guitarist Jerry Garcia once sang, “Tennessee, Tennessee, there ain’t no place I’d rather be …”, the same can be said for game days at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. Full of passion and ready for fun, Titans fans pull out all the stops when it comes to tailgating. 960 1280

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Atlanta Falcons (NFC South)

Atlanta Falcons (NFC South)

You know the old saying “early bird gets the worm?” Well, in Atlanta, it’s the “Dirty Bird.” That’s right, fans of the Falcons — also known as the Dirty Birds — know how to throw a proper southern-style tailgate better than anyone. Currently, the party takes place right outside the famed Georgia Dome, but starting in 2017, the tailgate moves to the brand-new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
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Carolina Panthers (NFC South)

Carolina Panthers (NFC South)

Just like the ferocious feline that sits on the sleeves of the Carolina team jerseys, Panthers fans tailgating at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., are as protective as they are passionate. And their tailgating specialty? Mouth-watering barbecue you’d be fool not to try. 960 1280

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New Orleans Saints (NFC South)

New Orleans Saints (NFC South)

Just like the city the Saints call home, tailgating in New Orleans heavily involves good food, good tunes and fantastically funky wardrobes. The atmosphere inside the Superdome for a Saints game is always epic, but don’t miss out on the local culture tailgating outside the stadium just before kick off. 960 1280

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFC South)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFC South)

No matter what time of year it is, you can be sure that the fans outside Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida, will be dressed to impress, even if they are just wearing shorts and a t-shirt. One of three different teams located in Florida, Bucs fans are privy to the good life, with warm weather circulating all season long. 960 1280

Doug Pensinger / Getty Images  

Wimbledon Tennis Tournament

Wimbledon Tennis Tournament

Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and attracts more than 450,000 spectators every year. 960 1280

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Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova of Russia serves to Sabine Lisicki of Germany during their singles match at the 2012 Wimbledon tennis championships. 960 1280

REUTERS/Dylan Martinez  

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

American Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan in the 2012 singles tournament at Wimbledon. 960 1280

REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth  

All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

A woman crosses a footbridge to enter the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, where the Wimbledon tournament takes place. 960 1280

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Tennis Fans

Tennis Fans

Spectators swarm the courts to get a view of their favorite tennis players in action. 960 1280

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Wimbledon Spectators of All Ages

Wimbledon Spectators of All Ages

A crowd watches a tennis match on a big television screen outside the stadium. 960 1280

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Murray Mound

Murray Mound

Fans sit on Murray Mound — also known as Henman Hill — to watch the 2012 men's singles match between Britain’s Andy Murray and Cyprus’ Marcos Baghdatis on a giant TV screen. 960 1280

REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett  

Heather Watson

Heather Watson

British tennis player Heather Watson serves the ball during her third-round match against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships. 960 1280

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Men’s Doubles Match

Men’s Doubles Match

Eric Butorac and Jamie Murray thank the chair umpire after their second-round doubles match against Michael Llodra and Arnaud Clement in 2012. 960 1280

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Camping Out

Camping Out

People arrive to camp out so they can get a good spot in the line to enter the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club for the Wimbledon matches. 960 1280

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Crowd Celebrates Win

Crowd Celebrates Win

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic celebrates with his trophy on the clubhouse balcony in front of a bank of fans after winning the singles final against Switzerland’s Roger Federer on July 6, 2014, in London. 960 1280

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Murray Mount Crowd

Murray Mount Crowd

Spectators watch a giant TV screen showing Andy Murray during his 2013 men's semifinal match against Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz. 960 1280

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Kvitova vs. Safarova

Kvitova vs. Safarova

The Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova (foreground) returns the ball to fellow Czech Lucie Safarova during their semifinal on July 3, 2014. 960 1280

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Court 3

Court 3

Court 3 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club — which was formerly Court No. 2 — was rebuilt starting after the 2009 championships, and the first match was played on the new court during the 2011 tournament. 960 1280

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Fred Perry Statue

Fred Perry Statue

A statue was erected to commemorate Fred Perry, a British tennis player who won 16 tennis titles, including 3 consecutive singles Wimbledon championships in 1934-36. 960 1280

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Singles Competition Trophies

Singles Competition Trophies

Lucky tennis players get to walk away with one of these trophies after several arduous matches. In the photo above, these prestigious awards are on display during the Wimbledon Championships 2012 winners’ ball at the InterContinental Park Lane Hotel. 960 1280

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