TV Ads – 1980 – US Navy + Volkswagen Cars + Pampers Diapers

The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces….and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. It is the largest and most capable navy in the world….and it has been estimated that in terms of tonnage of its active battle fleet alone….it is larger than the next 13 navies combined….which includes 11…

TV Ads – 1980 – NBC Promo For Centennial Program + Texas State Optical Stores + Subaru Cars

Texas State Optical was established in 1936 when the Rogers family opened the first TSO office in Beaumont, Texas….as they planned for TSO’s continuous growth and expansion of services….but not without first building a foundation of eye care and quality eye wear that resulted in loyalty and return visits by hundreds of thousands of patients…

TV Ads – 1980 – Summers Eve Vinegar & Water Douche + Eveready Battery Products

Having lived in Mexico for many years as a child…..where the body parts cleaner of choice is vinegar…..as down South, the Mexican use vinegar to clean floors, bathrooms and personal private parts….and they have been doing this for many years before Summer’s Eve Vinegar & Water Douche ever came on the market….however, Summers Eve Vinegar & Water Douche…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jack Arute Profile Of Life And Career Of Driver A J Foyt + Dad Tony

A J Foyt is an American retired auto racing driver….who has raced in numerous genres of motorsports…..with his open wheel racing including the United States Automobile Club Champ cars, sprint cars and midget cars….plus, he raced stock cars in NASCAR and USAC….while having won several major sports car racing events….whereas he holds the USAC career wins record with 159 victories….along with the American championship racing career wins record with 67.    His father was an auto-mechanic…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jerry Gappens Interviews Katie Guerrero In Pits Of Robert Guerrero

Roberto Guerrero is a Colombian-American former racing driver….who participated in 29 Formula One Grands Prix….while debuting on January 23, 1982…..and he came very close to winning the Indy 500 outright on two occasions….but bad luck always kept the victory out of his grasp….when in 1987, the “pit stop from Hell” kept him out of the victor’s circle….then again In 1992, he spun off on the pace…

Auto Racing – 1987 – 2nd Twin 125 Qualifiers Highlights – With Chris Economaki + Ken Squiers

The Twin 125 Qualifiers is a preliminary event to the Daytona 500….which is held annually in February at Daytona International Speedway….and consists of two 150-mile (240 km) races…..as they both serve as a qualifying race for the Daytona 500.  The finishing order in the two 150-mile (240 km) races, held on the Thursday before the Daytona 500….simply determines the starting lineup for…

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

Pepsi was first introduced as “Brad’s Drink” in New Bern, North Carolina in 1893 by Caleb Bradham…. who made it at his drugstore where the drink was sold…..then It was renamed Pepsi-Cola in 1898….after the Greek word for “digestion” ….which is πέψη, pronounced the same as Pepsi….as the drink was purported to aid digestion….and “cola” after the kola…

TV Ads – 1976 – Bausch & Lomb Softens Contact Lenses + ALPO Dog Food + Waverest Water Beds

Bausch & Lomb is a Canadian eye health products company based in Laval, Quebec, Canada….which is one of the world’s largest suppliers of contact lenses, lens care products, pharmaceuticals, intraocular lenses and other eye surgery products. The company was founded in Rochester, New York in 1853 by optician John Bausch….along with cabinet maker turned financial backer Henry Lomb. Until its sale in…

TV Ads – 1978 – Coors Beer + NBC Promo Once An Eagle + Copper Dollar Bar Austin + Southwest Airlines

Herb Kelleher (March 12, 1931 – January 3, 2019) was an American billionaire airline executive and lawyer….who was the co-founder….later the CEO….and chairman emeritus of Southwest Airlines until his death in 2019.  After clerking for a New Jersey Supreme Court justice….Kelleher moved to Texas….while intending to start a law firm or a business….when Kelleher and one of his law clients….Texas businessman Rollin…