TV Ads – 1976 – Pepsi Soda + Dentyne Gum + Dr Pepper Soda + TX Folklife Festival + Public Service

Pepsi is a carbonated soft drink manufactured by PepsiCo…..which was originally created and developed in 1893 by Caleb Bradham….while being introduced as Brad’s Drink….and was renamed as Pepsi-Cola on August 28, 1898…..and then as Pepsi in 1961. Dentyne is a series of brands of chewing gum available in several countries globally…..when in 1899, a New York City druggist Franklin V. Canning formulated a chewing gum which he promoted as an aid…

TV Ads – 1977 – Actress Gilda Radner For Hey You – The Perfume For One Night Stands

The original cast of Saturday Night Live was known as the Not Ready For Prime Time Players…..which consisted of Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Jane Curtin, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman, Garrett Morris and Gilda Radner…..who as a group were fabulous comedy…..while each one were even on their own, nothing short of comedic genius…..and sadly enough,…

TV Ads – 1976 – The Try Hard 111 Pacemaker Battery

The Try Hard 111 Pacemaker Battery which is advertised in this hilarious video is one of the best Saturday Night Live commercial skits of all time…..unless you are one of the geriatric actors in the video….who stood all night while there pacemaker was left on to prove the value of the product.  Since we at ImaSportsphile have the largest…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – The Race Laps 1 Thru 40 – With Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Jim McKay

After charging from the 30th starting position, Mario Andretti’s day was short-lived….when on the 15th lap he brought out the yellow when he stalled in turn three with an ignition problem…..as Andretti set the early pace by leading the first 42 laps…..when Mario later returned to the track his car lasted only four additional laps….and he placed 32nd.…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – ABCs Al Trautwig PreRace Interview With Driver Mario Andretti

Mario Andretti had a long career in racing….as he is the only person to be named United States Driver of the Year in three decades….when he won in 1967, 1978 and 1984…..furthermore, he was also one of only three drivers to have won major races on road courses, paved ovals, and dirt tracks in one season…. which is a…

TV Ads – 1978 – Comedians Dan Aykroyd + Laraine Newman For The Super Bass-O-Matic 76

Only from the comedic genius mind of Dan Aykroyd could a product like the Bass-O-Matic 76 be conjured up….for even though it is a product that is just a little bit more than “off the wall”…..it is still funny as can be.  We here at ImaSportsphile have written more than once how fortunate we are to have nearly…

TV Ads – 1977 – Kawasaki KZ400 Motorcycles + 7 Up Soda + Caress Body Oil Soap + McDonalds Breakfast

 In 1963, Kawasaki Motorcycles and Meguro Motorcycles merged to form Kawasaki Motorcycle Co. Ltd.  Kawasaki motorcycles from 1962 through 1967 used an emblem which can be described as a flag within a wing….as work continued on the Meguro K1…. which was a copy of the BSA A7 500 cc vertical twin and on the Kawasaki W1…..when the K2 was exported to the U.S.…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – ABC Jim McKay Commentary On The Passing Of The Torch At Indianapolis

In this one minute video…..ABC’s legendary sportscaster Jim McKay provides commentary on the “passing of the guard” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the 1986 Indy 500…..as none of the “old guard” with the likes of A. J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr., Gordon Johncock, Tom Sneva, Bobby Unser et al had absolutely no impact on the 1986…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – NBCs Al Trautwig PreRace Interview With Driver Michael Andretti

Michael Andretti is an American former auto racing driver and current team owner….who is statistically one of the most successful drivers in the history of American open-wheel car racing…..after winning the  1991 CART PPG Indy Car World Series….and amassed 42 race victories….which is the most in the CART era and fourth-most all time.   Since his retirement from active…