TV Ads – 1978 – VW Champagne Edition Cars + Dick Van Dyke For Kodak Cameras + Bill Munday Pontiac

This series of 1978 television commercials includes a Volkswagen champagne edition cars ad that was a play on words since the home of Volkswagen USA was in Champaign, Illinois….which is followed by the ever popular Dick Van Dyke of television fame from The Dick Van Dyke Show ….and the movie Mary Poppins……as the song and dance funny…

TV Ads – 1978 – Tropical Blend Tan Oil + Turtle Wax For Cars + Comet Rice + Mr Whipple For Charmin

So, tell me…..is there anyone who was alive back in the 1960’s. 1970’s and 1980’s that doesn’t remember George Whipple and “please don’t squeeze my Charmin” …..for Mr. George Whipple was a fictional supermarket manager featured in television commercials, radio and print advertisements that ran from 1964 to 1985 for Charmin toilet paper…..when Mr. Whipple typically scolds customers who “squeeze the Charmin toilet tissue in his store”…

TV Ads – 1979 – Singer Barry White For His Big And Tall That Is All Clothing Stores

NBA legend Bill Russell showed his funny side when he hosted Saturday Night Live in 1979…..as the man with eleven NBA championship rings….for whom the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Trophy is named after…. has a really good sense of humor he exhibited while being SNL’s Host…..as evidenced by this Barry White’s Big and Tall That’s All clothing stores at…

TV Ads – 1979 – Dentyne Gum + Timex Black Max Watches + McDonalds Burgers + Amalie Motor Oil

Who says that tv commercials don’t leave lasting impression…..cuz here are a couple from 1979 that have left a lasting impression in our minds here at ImaSportsphile….as we still recall the “buzz lines”…..so remember to “brush your breath with Dentyne” …..and that Timex watches “take a licking and keep on ticking”…..while Amalie Oil is “better than it has…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig Provides Inside Look At Paul Newman + Carl Haas Racing

Newman/Haas Racing was an auto racing team that competed in the CART series and the IndyCar Series from 1983 to 2011….with a partnership that was formed between actor, automotive enthusiast and semi-professional race car driver Paul Newman and long-time auto racing impresario Carl Haas….whereas the duo were competitors in sports car racing during the 1970’s and early 1980’s….before they joined up with each other to enter…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – ABC Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Bobby Unser With The Last 50 Laps

The last 50 laps of the 1987 Indianapolis 500 race was not only very exciting…..but it turned out to be a very historic race…..when Al Unser Sr. would win his 4th Indy 500 to tie A J Foyt  as the only drivers to ever win the great race 4 times…..whereas Rick Mears would win his 3rd…

Auto Racing – 1988 – Indy 500 – Jack Arute PreRace Interviews With Danny Sullivan + Al Unser Sr

Becky Dixon is an American television broadcaster…..who is best known as the co-host of ABC’s Wide World of Sports, alongside Frank Gifford, from 1987 to 1988…..as well as being a sportscaster for ABC’s coverage of the 1988 Indy 500….as seen in this video herewith.   Jack Arute is a former sportscaster for the NFL and college sports for Sirius XM Radio….who…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Twin 125 Qualifiers – Wreck Of #18 Tommy Ellis + #14 A J Foyt + # 50 Greg Sacks

Any way you cut the pie…..when you are traveling at speeds nearing 200 mph…..when there is a wreck….it is typically a dramatic wreck…..and the more than 2 cars involved in the wreck….it makes for a MUST SEE TV MOMENT…..as this 3 car collision in the 1987 Twin 125 Qualifiers event at Daytona Speedway…..which involved A.…

TV Ads – 1979 – Music Album – Bright Lights & Country Music

During the 1970’s and 1980’s was the height of the music albums and collections that were sold exclusively on television thru tv ads like this one for Bright Lights and Country Music….as some entrepreneurial spirit would get the rights to publish a collection of different favorite singer and their most popular songs….all on one album….as…