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…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – The Concessions & Souvenir Stands At Indy With Al Trautwig

Souvenirs and concessions are an integral part of dang near every professional sporting event in the United States…..and the Indy 500 is certainly no exception…..as ABC’s Al Trautwig so aptly covers at the 1987 Indy 500…..when he interviews one of the top souvenir stand owner during this major event…..and since we have such an awesome…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Twin 125 Qualifiers At Daytona Speedway – With Ken Squires + Chris Economaki

The Twin 125 Qualifiers are a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series preliminary event to the Daytona 500 held annually in February at Daytona International Speedway….which consists of two 150-mile (240 km) races….where 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….determine the starting lineup for the…

Music – 1987 – Jim Nabors – Back Home Again In Indiana – Performed At Start Of The 1987 Indy 500

Who would have ever thought that the popular “Southern country bumpkin” television personality Gomer Pyle….who was the naive….which was merely due to his pure, uncorrupted and non-degenerate mind….and extremely moral auto mechanic turned United States Marine Corps PFC, from Mayberry, North Carolina…. who  provided comic relief while being awestruck by the simplest of things….which resulted in the exclamation of his catchphrases, “Shazam!”, “Golly”,…

TV Ads – 1979 – NFL Earl Campbell For 7 Up Soda + Max Factor Cosmetics + I R S Jobs + Pearl Beer

In this group of tv commercials…..7 Up soda went all out with three NFL greats….Rams Pat Hayden, Oilers Earl Campbell and Cowboys Hollywood Henderson….all pitching their enjoyment in drinking 7 Up soda…..while Max Factor cosmetics pushes their popular brand of products to help women become their most beautiful selves…..which is followed by an I.R.S. ad…