Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – The End Of The Day For Driver Johnny Parsons – With Jim Lampley

Johnny Parsons is an American race car driver…..who started twelve Indianapolis 500 races…..with his last Indy 500 start being in the 1996 race…..with his best finish was fifth in 1977 and 1985…..plus, Parsons won 29 midget car features…..which included major wins at the 4-Crown Nationals midget car feature twice….the 1979 Hut Hundred…..and the 1986 Copper World Classic midget feature.  He has won two Silver Crown and five sprint car features.  In this video…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay Profiles Driver Danny Sullivan After His 1985 Indy 500 WIn

As usual when it comes to a video with Jim McKay behind the mike…..the legendary sportscaster has a wonderful way in which he “shines a light” on the subject, person or event, that he is covering…..and this video herewith is no exception…..as he puts the McKay touch on the subject of driver Danny Sullivan’s life…..and how it…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Leader Rick Mears Very Fast 14 Second Pit Stop At 126 Laps

We are big auto racing fans here at ImaSportsphile….therefore we have seen more than our share of pit stops….with drivers missing their pit….even sliding into their pits backwards…..or still having the fuel hose still in the car when the driver starts to pull out of the pits….plus engines stalling while exiting the pits….but rarely do…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – ABCs Jim McKay Recaps The Race At Lap 104 Out Of 200

If you have read any of our stories and commentaries here at ImaSportsphile….then you probably know already how much we like EVERYTHING that sportscaster Jim McKay did behind the mike….for he was nothing but pure “elegance and eloquence”…..as he had a way of making every call just a little more magical because….especially to a true Sportsphile…..cuz…

TV Ads – 1977 – Memorex Audio Cassette Tapes + Schlitz Beer + AIM Toothpaste + Austin AquaRama

Memorex entered the consumer media business in 1971 and started the ad campaign, first with its “shattering glass” advertisements….and then with a series of famous television commercials that featured Ella Fitzgerald…..when in the commercials she would sing a note that shattered a glass while being recorded to a Memorex audio cassette…..then  The tape was played back and…

TV Ads – 1978 – Comedians Jane Curtin + John Belushi + Chevy Chase For Fluckers Jams

Once again, here is another Saturday Night Live comedy commercial featuring Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin and John Belushi pitching Fluckers Jam…..which is a hilarious parody of Smuckers Jams….in which the Not Ready For Prime Time Players provide more comedic genius in the various kinds of jam that Fluckers has to offer…..as we here at ImaSportsphile are “tickled pink” to have such a…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig With Hard Luck Drive Mario Andretti After Engine Failure

It has been said that no other driver in the history of the Indianapolis 500 has ever had as much “hard luck” as legendary race car driver Mario Andretti…..as the 1987 Indy 500 provides evidence of this opinion….for Andretti led the majority of the race…..and with less than 30 laps to go….while holding a sizable lead over…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Driver Tom Sneva Hits The Wall And Ends His Day Of Racing At Indy

Tom Sneva is a retired American race car driver….who was the winner of the Indianapolis 500 in 1983….. while primarily racing in Indy cars throughout his career….whereas Sneva’s win at Indianapolis followed several runner-up finishes…..and his fair share of notable crashes….as seen in this video herewith.  Sneva was nicknamed “The Gas Man”…..who was an outstanding qualifier…..while winning the pole position at Indy…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Start To Finish – Jim McKay + Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Bobby Unser

The 71st Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, on Sunday May 24, 1987….when after dominating practice….qualifying….and most of the race, the leader Mario Andretti slowed with mechanical problems with only 23 laps to go…..which was followed by Roberto Guerrero the new leader….while being a lap and a half up entered the pits for The Pit Stop From…