TV Ads – 1979 – NFL Earl Campbell For 7 Up Soda + Max Factor Cosmetics + I R S Jobs + Pearl Beer

In this group of tv commercials…..7 Up soda went all out with three NFL greats….Rams Pat Hayden, Oilers Earl Campbell and Cowboys Hollywood Henderson….all pitching their enjoyment in drinking 7 Up soda…..while Max Factor cosmetics pushes their popular brand of products to help women become their most beautiful selves…..which is followed by an I.R.S. ad…

TV Ads – 1980 – BIC Shavers + US Army + Conans Pizza Of Austin + Ford LTD Cars

Société Bic S.A., commonly referred to simply as Bic and stylized as BiC….is a corporation based in Clichy, France….which is best known for making disposable consumer products such as lighters, razors (as seen in this video herewith), pens, and printed paper products…..which was founded in 1945 by Baron Marcel Bich….as BIC started to produce disposable razors during the 1970’s…. when In 1975, the brand released the one-piece polystyrene razor….which became a…

TV Ads – 1979 – Ultra Brite Tooth Paste + FM Sound Track Album + Conan Pizza Austin + House Of Jeans

Ultra Brite is an American toothpaste and tooth-whitener marketed by Colgate-Palmolive in the United States…..which was marketed as a whitening toothpaste….with its active ingredients being baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and sodium monofluorophosphate.  Colgate-Palmolive introduced Ultra Brite toothpaste in 1967…..as it gained popularity at the time of its launch with a television and print commercial ad campaign….which was aimed at Baby Boomers, that stated, “Ultra Brite gives your mouth…[bling]…sex appeal!”. …

TV Ads – 1979 – VW Cars + Yardley Lavender Soap + Victoria Station Restaurants + Waverest Waterbeds

Volkswagen translates to “people’s car” in German. The company’s current international advertising slogan is just “Volkswagen”, referencing the name’s meaning….as Volkswagen, shortened to VW is a German automaker founded in 1937 by the German Labour Front….which was a Nazi labor union headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany….as the flagship marque of the Volkswagen Group….who was  the largest automaker by worldwide sales in 2016 and 2017…..with the group’s biggest market being in China….which delivered…

TV Ads – 1980 – Schlitz Beer + Clarion Auto Music + Crisco Shortening + Waverest Waterbeds

The Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company was an American brewery based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin….which once was the largest producer of beer in the United States….as Its namesake beer, Schlitz was known as “The beer that made Milwaukee famous” and was advertised with the slogan “When you’re out of Schlitz, you’re out of beer”.    The Clarion Auto Music system was one of the first auto…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig Interviews Mario Andretti After Car Failure At Mile 460

Racing legend Mario Andretti won the Indy 500 in 1969…..but other than that race….it was Andretti’s only win at the Indianapolis 500 in 29 attempts…..as Super Mario has had so many incidents and near victories at the Indy 500 that critics have dubbed the family’s performance after Mario’s 1969 Indianapolis 500 victory the “Andretti Curse”….which is evidenced by this interview at…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jerry Gappens Interviews Owner Vince Granatelli Of Robt Guerrero Car

Throughout the television coverage of the 1987 Indy 500…..ABC utilized some really outstanding race reporters…..like Chris Economaki, Jack Arute and Jerry Gappens (seen in this video herewith)…..who spent a great deal of time interviewing key folks involved in the race….whether it was Indy drivers prior to the race, or after being removed from the race…