Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – The Day Ends For Roger Penske Driver Danny Sullivan Highlights

Roger Penske Racing had three cars entered in the 1987 Indy 500….with drivers Rick Mears, Danny Sullivan and Danny Ongais, who wrecked in practice while receiving a concussion that knocked him our of the race….only to be replaced by Al Unser Sr in a back up car that had been in “dry storage” in a public…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Special Feature – Race Leader Roberto Guerrero And The Pit Stop From Hell

This 5 minute video embodies the famous Jim McKay sports line of “the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat” description of sports all in less than 5 minutes…..as 1987 Indy 500 driver Roberto Guerrero pits his car….while leading by more than a lap over Al Unser Sr…..when after an 11.2 second pit stop….his engine stalls…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay Interview Katie Guerrero – Wife Of Driver Roberto Guerrero

Legendary ABC sportscaster Jim McKay provides an “in-race” interview with driver Roberto Guerrero’s wife Katie somewhere around the start of the 1987 Indy 500 race…..and had it not been for “the pit stop from Hell” that hubby Roberto experience with 20 laps to go in the race…..with Guerrero leading….when his engine stopped while coming out of the pit…..cuz…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jerry Gappens With Owner Carl Haas In the Pits For Mario Andretti

ABC’s roving reporter Jerry Gappens provides an “in the pits” interview with race car owner Carl Haas of driver Mario Andretti’s car…..which was the prohibitive favorite for the 1987 Indy 500…..who actually led most of the race until he experience engine failure with 20 laps to go…..which makes this interview with the head of Haas Racing…

TV Ads – 1979 – Schlitz Malt Liquor + Craig Road Receivers + Sheftal Jewelers Of Austin + Precision Tune Auto Shops Austin

Malt liquor, in North America, is beer with high alcohol content…..as legally, it often includes any alcoholic beverage with 5% or more alcohol by volume made with malted barley. In common usage, it refers to beers containing a high alcohol content, generally above 6%….which are made with ingredients and processes resembling those for American-style lagers…..and the most popular of all malt liquors was The Bull from Schlitz….better…

TV Ads – 1979 – Ella Fitzgerald For Memorex Cassettes + US Navy + Movie Promo The Bermuda Triangle

“Is it real or is it Memorex” is one of those marketing lines used in Memorex audio cassette tapes television commercials from the 1970’s and 1980’s that has left a lasting imprint in the minds of those of us who saw the commercials featuring jazz singing legend Ella Fitzgerald…..as she demonstrated breaking a crystal glass with…

TV Ads – 1979 – Volkswagen Cars + Tampax Feminine Pads + Long John Silvers Restaurants

Volkswagen was established in 1937 by the German Labour Front (Deutsche Arbeitsfront) in Berlin….as a result of the fact that in the early 1930’s cars were a luxury…..whereas most Germans could afford nothing more elaborate than a motorcycle….when only one German out of 50 owned a car….so, seeking a potential new market….some car makers began independent “people’s car”…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Twin 125 Qualifiers – Special – Firey Crash Of Driver Phil Barkdoll In The #33

Phil Barkdoll is a former NASCAR owner/driver from Phoenix, Arizona…..who only ran at two tracks in his entire career….Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway….as he drove on a part-time basis on the NASCAR circuit from 1984 to 1997….while relying on small sponsors and free advertising to help pay for his racing….while also providing a ride for other drivers at other tracks.  Barkdoll began…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Historic Al Unser Sr Run To The Finish While Capturing His 4th Indy

In 1987, Roger Penske’s slate of drivers included Rick Mears, Danny Sullivan and Danny Ongais….as Al Unser Sr. was dropped from the team and entered the month of May without a ride….when during the first week of practice….Al Sr. spent much of the week shopping for a ride…..and a few offers were made by owners…..which Al Sr. refused….as he…