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…

TV Ads – 1979 – MiniSeries The Thorn Birds + Memorex Audio Cassette Tapes + Cheer Laundry Detergent

Melissa Manchester ain’t no Ella Fitzgerald…..as we at ImaSportsphile don’t think she can break a crystal glass with one of her high notes…..whereas, we are pretty dang sure that Ella can….and when you think of Memorex tv ads….you think of Ella Fitzgerald.   The Thorn Birds is an American television miniseries broadcast on ABC from March 27 to 30, 1983….which starred Richard…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Twin 125 Qualifiers From Daytona – With Ken Squiers + David Hobbs + Ned Jarrett

Qualifying for the Daytona 500 is unique in NASCAR….when only the two front row starters….the pole and “outside pole”….are determined by the standard knockout qualifying system…..whereas, for all other drivers it only determines their starting position in their duel with odd placed cars being entered into the first duel and even placed cars going in the…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jerry Gappens Interviews Driver Rick Mears After Engine Failure

Rapid Rick Mears is one of our favorite Indy Car driver…..cuz we like to call him Pole Sitter Rick…..as he seemed to own the pole position at the Indy 500…..where he sat on the pole a record 6 times in his 12 starts at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  In the 1987 Indy 500….Rapid Rick along with fellow Roger…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay + Jack Arute PreRace Interview Poll Sitter Mario Andretti

We are so fortunate here at ImaSportsphile to have so much video content with ABC broadcast legend Jim McKay behind the mike…..for this was a sportscaster of “elegance and eloquence”…..in everything he called….and when you add Super Mario being interview by ABC’s Jack Arute…..and you have a video well worth the price of admission….so, enjoy this interview…

TV Ads – 1979 – MLB Great Joe Garagiola For Chrysler Corporation Cars

Back in the 1970’s and 1980’s, Saturday Night Live would always have a comedic television commercial that would air on each week’s program…..as evidenced by this Joe Garagiola (Brian Schaefer) pitch for why to buy a Chrysler Corporation Car…..which was during the time that Chrysler was going into bankruptcy…..as it made for good comedy as…

TV Ads – 1979 – Movie Promo For The Swarm + BIC Shavers + Lone Star Beer + Movie Promo For Foul Play

The Swarm is a 1978 American disaster-horror film about a killer bee invasion of Texas….which was adapted from a novel of the same name by Arthur Herzog…..and directed by Irwin Allen….with a cast featuring Michael Caine, Katharine Ross, Richard Widmark, Richard Chamberlain, Olivia de Havilland, Ben Johnson, Lee Grant, José Ferrer, Patty Duke, Slim Pickens, Bradford Dillman, Fred MacMurray and Henry Fonda…..which received negative reviews….and was a box-office failure…. however, it was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume…

TV Ads – 1979 – FemIron Womens Vitamins + No Nonsense Panty Hose + Coca Cola + Earl Campbell Special

Since 1979, there have been many different brands of women’s vitamins to come and go over the past 40+/- years…..and FemIron Womens Vitamins is one that went…..as there is no reference material about FemIron……but No Nonsense Panty Hose are alive and well in 2019…..as this company now offers men’s panty hose….so, the world has obviously changed….but panty…