Auto Racing – 1986 – Al Trautwig Shows How Indy 500 Is Not A Day Long Event – Its A Month Long Event

This 1986 Indy 500 special piece by ABC’s Al Trautwig…..where he illuminates how the Indy 500 is not a one day event…..but rather a one month event…..as he details and highlights everything leading up to the actual race…..while starting 23 days before the race…..which makes for a really intriguing view into all things Indy 500. …

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig PostRace Interview With 3rd Place Finisher Rick Mears

Al Trautwig was a roving reporter for ABC Sports at the 1986 Indy 500…..where he interviewed 3rd place finisher Rick Mears at the end of the race…..as seen in this video herewith…..which is something that he did as a pit reporter alongside Host Jim McKay for ABC Sports’ coverage of the 1987 Indianapolis 500….as evidenced…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim Lampley + Sam Posey On The Driving Personality Of Danny Sullivan

We are often surprised by the subject matter seen on our “short clips” with video that are around one minute or less long….as evidenced by this video seen herewith…..where ABC’s 1986 Indy 500 broadcast crew of Jim Lampley and Sam Posey delve into the subject of driver Danny Sullivan’s personality…..which a very interesting perspective of his “mental…

TV Ads – 1978 – Revlon Make Up + Freshen Up Chewing Gum + Whataburger Restaurants + Pampers Diapers

Revlon is an American multinational cosmetics, skin care, fragrance and personal care company…..which is headquartered in New York City….and was founded in 1932….while being based in New York City….and was listed on New York Stock Exchange. Freshen Up is a chewing gum with flavored gels inside….which is manufactured by Cadbury Adams in Brazil…..with flavors that include cinnamon, peppermint, spearmint and bubble gum…..with a fruit flavor that was offered in the 1970’s. Whataburger is an American privately held, regional fast food restaurant chain….which is headquartered and…

TV Ads – 1978 – Wrangler Jeans + Schick Razor Blades + Casual Corner Clothing Stores + Oscar Snowden

Wrangler is an American manufacturer of jeans and other clothing items….particularly workwear. The brand is owned by Kontoor Brands Inc….which also owns Lee brands jeans and clothing…..with Its headquarters is in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina….which has production plants in a variety of locations throughout the world. Schick was founded in 1926 by Jacob Schick as the Magazine Repeating Razor Company….when in that same year….Schick…

TV Ads – 1979 – Comedian Dan Aykroyd For The Moth Masher – A Device Unlike Any Other

Within in the mind of actor / comedian Dan Aykroyd was a vast space that was occupied by many comedic thoughts of places, things and parallel universes…..which was as uniquely his own as any other comedian to ever walk the face of the Earth….including Jonathan Winters and Robin Williams….evidenced by this Moth Masher product that he came…

Auto Racing – 1982 – Special – Bob Costas Salutes The King Of NASCAR – Richard Petty In Car #43

Richard Petty, nicknamed The King….is a former NASCAR driver….who raced from 1958 to 1992 in the former NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series….which is now called the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series…..and was the first driver to win the NASCAR Cup Championship seven times….as Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson are the only other drivers to accomplish this feat….while winning a record 200 races…

Auto Racing – 1979 – Michigan 125 – Highlights Al Unser Sr Coasts To Pits As Gordon Johncock Leads

Michigan International Speedway (MIS) is a two-mile (3.2 km) moderate-banked D-shaped speedway located off U.S. Highway 12 on more than 1,400 acres (5.7 km2) n the scenic Irish Hills area of southeastern Michigan.  In 1972, Roger Penske purchased the speedway for an estimated $2 million….and during Penske’s ownership the track was upgraded several times from the original capacity to 125,000  seating capacity. In these highlights of the 1979…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay Provides Special Look Into Mario + Michael Andretti Racing

In this video herewith….ABC’s Jim McKay provides a showcase of how father Mario and son Michael Andretti were in the midst of changing Indy Car Racing in the mid- 1980’s.  Mario Andretti is an Italian-born American former racing driver….who was one of the most successful Americans in the history of the sport…..as he is one of only two drivers to have won…