Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – PreRace With Danny Sullivan + Mario Andretti + A J Foyt + Al Unser

As ABC’s Jim McKay hosts this pre-race show for the 1986 Indy 500….as seen in this video herewith….he highlights Danny Sullivan’s “Spin and Win” at the 1985 Indy 500…..then Larry Nuber interviews Sullivan in the garage area….followed by a McKay piece about the hotels close to the Indianapolis Speedway…..then comes an interview in the garage area of…

TV Ads – 1978 – Actor Steve Martin For The Body Floss

In our complete vintage video library here at ImaSportsphile, we have over 100 episodes of Saturday Night Live from 1977 to 1987…..which means we have a significant number of SNL commercial skits like the one seen herewith…..where Steve Martin pitches The Body Floss, a new product to replace soap and the towel when you clean your body….and like…

TV Ads – 1978 – MG Midget Cars + Polaroid Cameras + Amalie Motor Oil + Jack In The Box Restaurants

The MG Midget is a small two-seater sports car produced by MG from 1961 to 1979. The first version, announced at the end of June 1961…..was essentially a slightly more expensive badge-engineered version of the MkII Austin-Healey Sprite deluxe version. The original ‘frogeye’ Sprite had been introduced specifically to fill the gap in the market left by the end of production of the MG T-type…

TV Ads – 1978 – Honda Cars + Liquid Plumber Drain Cleaner + Close Up Toothpaste + Six Flags Of Texas

The Honda Civic is a line of cars manufactured by Honda….which was originally a subcompact….but the Civic has gone through several generational changes….while becoming both larger and more upscale…. and moving into the compact car segment. The Civic coupé is still considered a compact car….and  currently falls between the Honda Fit and Accord. Liquid-Plumer is a chemical drain opener made of 0.5–2% sodium hydroxide and 5–10% sodium hypochlorite and a surfactant….which is produced by Clorox. The product is…

Auto Racing – 1985 – Highlights Strohs 300 + European Grand Prix – With Chris Berman + Gayle Gardner

The IndyCar Monterey Grand Prix or known as “Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey“ due to sponsorship reason….is an IndyCar Series race held at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, California. The event dates back to 1960…. and became an American open wheel race beginning in 1983…..as the race was part of the CART/Champ Car series from 1983 through 2004…..plus, the race went by many different names…

Music – 1986 – John Davies – Back Home Again In Indiana – Sung At The Start Of The 1986 Indy 500

Indianapolis opera singer John Davies sings “Back Home Again In Indiana” at the start of the 1986 Indy 500….which has been a tradition since 1946….as it is a song composed by James F. Hanley with lyrics by Ballard MacDonald that was published in January 1917….and although it is not the state song of Indiana….which is “On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away”….it…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – ABC Special – Drivers Start Your Engines – As The Race Begins

There may be no greater sound to auto racing fans all over the world than when they hear “Gentlemen, start your engines.”….as Chairman of the Board of the Indianapolis Speedway Mary Holman does in this video herewith….cuz at this point, auto racing enthusiasts everywhere know that The Indianapolis 500 is about to start…..for it is at…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Special – Dan Hansen Presents Highlights Of Indy 500 + Australian Gran Prix

In this video herewith…..NBC’s Dan Hansen provides highlights and commentary on two major auto racing events that took place in the year 1986…..the Indy 500 and the Australian Grand Prix….wherein the Indy 500 paid attention to the entire week of qualifying before the big race….the week long rain delay….as well as highlights of the race…

TV Ads – 1978 – Honda Motorcycles + Tropical Blend Tanning Oil + Aim Toothpaste + Wallpapers To Go

Honda is the largest motorcycle manufacturer in Japan and has been since it started production in 1955. At its peak in 1982, Honda manufactured almost three million motorcycles annually…..but by 2006 this figure had reduced to around 550,000 but was still higher than its three domestic competitors.  Tropical Blend Tanning Oil is a Coppertone product…..which is…