Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Pit Stops Of Leaders Rick Mears + Bobby Rahal At 65 Laps

In this video seen herewith…..the two leading drivers at the 68 lap part of the race….Rick Mears and Bobby Rahal….continue to lead the 1986 Indy 500 until there are just two laps to go……when then leader Rick Mears decides to pit in advance of the other cars to get enough fuel to finish the race….and…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – PreRace In Garage Area With Jack Arute + Larry Nuber + Al Trautwig

ABC Sports had three really outstanding roving reporters covering the garage area and the pits at the 1986 Indy 500….which included Larry Nuber, Jack Arute and Al Trautwig…..as the three are in the garage area in this video herewith covering all things Indy 500 behind the scenes.  These three roving reporters were an ABC Sports…

TV Ads – 1978 – Essex House NYC + Waverest Waterbeds + Lakehills Cinema Four ATX + T A Station Bar

This particular video features television commercials for one New York City hotel….Marriott’s Essex House….which is right next to Central Park in NYC…..and then there are ads for three Austin, Texas establishments…..Waverest Waterbeds….which started in Austin and spread across the Southwest….. which is followed by a commercial for Lakehills Cinema Four Theaters…..an upscale movie theater close…

TV Ads – 1978 – Honda Cars + Ultra Brite Toothpaste + Bill Munday Pontiac + Dog Stop Restaurants

Dog Stop Restaurants of Austin were owned by two of Bone Daddy’s (the original Sportsphile) fraternity brothers at the University of Texas back in the mid-to-late 1960’s and 1970’s…..as they started the business shortly after graduating from school.  The concept was very upscale as compared to Der Wienerschnitzel stands….as they were not only drive-thru hot…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim Lampley + Sam Posey What Goes Thru Drivers Mind As Enter Cockpit

Prior to the start of the 1986 Indianapolis 500…..and just before the traditional PA announcement of Gentlemen, start your engines …. ABC’s Jim Lampley asks his broadcasting sidekick, Sam Posey, about what goes through the minds of the drivers as they enter the cockpits of their cars…..which makes this video well worth the price of the ticket to…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – ABCs Larry Nuber PreRace Interview With Driver Danny Sullivan

Indy 500 driver Danny Sullivan was the reigning champion as he came into the 1986 race…..as evidenced by this video herewith….when ABC’s roving reporter Larry Nuber interviews the Champ in the garage area prior to the race.   Danny Sullivan is an American former racing driver….who earned 17 wins in the CART Indy Car World Series….which included the 1985 Indianapolis…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Race Leader Rick Mears Loses The Race To The Fickled Finger Of Fate

In sports, as in all aspects of life, the infamous “fickled finger of fate” has its moments of significant impact on the outcome of each event where the finger is applied…..as evidenced by this video of then leader of race Rick Mears going to the pits ahead of the rest of the field…..when just as…

Auto Racing – 1979 – Film – Special – Countdown To The Indy 500 – With Driver Rick Mears The Winner

We have some really rare videos to post here at ImaSportsphile….for it is our observation and opinion that back in the day when this video library was recorded…..our guess being from 1976 to 1991….that those guys manning the Betamax machines….recorded virtually anything and everything that was sports on the air at that time….as this video…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay Provides An Overview Of The Race At The End Of 139 Laps

In this video, ABC’s legendary sportscaster provides an assessment of the 1986 Indy 500 through the first 139 laps in a way that provides evidence of how “elegant and eloquent” Jim McKay really was…..for he had a way of bringing a romantic flair to every sport and event he ever covered…..as he describes how Bobby Rahal is…