Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Winners Circle With Bobby Rahal & Owner Jim Trueman – A Happy Time

The winner’s circle at the 1986 Indy 500 was truly a joyful place…..as Bobby Rahal pulled out a win by jumping to the lead over Kevin Cogan on a restart after the yellow flag came out with just 2 laps to go…..as Cogan had a commanding lead with only two times around the track to…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig In Race Interview With Ski Racers Phil + Steve Mahre

In this video herewith…..ABC’s roving reporter Al Trrautwig at the 1987 Indy 500, interviews former USA Olympic alpine ski racing champion brothers, Phil and Steve Mahre….who had gotten into auto racing after their skiing careers were over. Phil Mahre is a former World Cup alpine ski racer…..who is widely regarded as one of the greatest  American skiers of all…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Seven Days Late – Jim McKay + Jim Lampley + Sam Posey Thru 41 Laps

The 1986 Indy 500 finally got started 7 days late on Saturday, May 31st after rain delayed the race on Saturday, May 25th and again on Monday, May 27th….so, the race was officially cancelled when the race officials said to come back on the 12th….which was the 1st time in Indianapolis 500 history that this…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Laps 148 Thru The End – With Bobby Rahal + Kevin Cogan + Rick Mears

With 14 laps to go in the 1986 Indy 500….Rick Mears led Bobby Rahal and Kevin Cogan…..with Michael Andretti was still clinging on to the tail-end of the lead lap in 4th place…,and just ahead of Mears….when as the leaders approached traffic…..Rahal looked to pass Mears for the lead…..and down the backstretch, Rahal took the lead and headed towards turn 3…..as…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – The Elegance & Eloquence Of Jim McKay After The Blowing Of Taps

“Taps“ is a bugle call played at dusk…..during flag ceremonies….at military funerals by the United States Armed Forces…..as well as at the start of the Indy 500 each year….along with a moment of silence….for those who have died at the Indy 500.  The tune is also sometimes known as “Butterfield‘s Lullaby“, or by the first line of the lyric, “Day Is…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Driver Rich Vogler Crashes Into Wall On Turn 3 To End Day Of Racing

Rich Vogler (July 26, 1950 – July 21, 1990) was a champion sprint car and midget car driver….who was nicknamed “Rapid Rich”….as he competed in the Indianapolis 500 five times…..with his best finish being eighth in 1989.  Vogler was the National Alliance of Midget Auto Racing (NAMAR) midget champion in 1973….who won the midget car track championships at the Indianapolis Speedrome in 1984 and…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – The End Of The Day For Driver A J Foyt + Interview With Jack Arute

Growing up in the State of Texas is like being branded XXL for the rest of your life….cuz everything is bigger in Texas…..and anyone from the other 49 US States knows this…..which means that even our heroes are bigger….for that is just a simple fact….I mean, just to name a few….Ben Hogan (golf)….Shaquille O’Neal (basketball)….Babe…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – ABCs Jim McKay + Jim Lampley Call The Exciting Last 8 Laps Of Race

The 70th Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Saturday, May 31, 1986…..when after being rained out on May 25–26….the race was rescheduled for the following weekend….as Bobby Rahal was the winner…..while becoming the first driver in Indy history to complete the 500 miles (800 km) in less than three hours. Nearly the entire race unfolded as a three-way…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – ABCs Al Trautwig In The Garage Of Car # 87 With Driver Steve Chassey

Steve Chassey is a former driver in the CART Championship Car series…..where he raced in 9 seasons from 1981, 1983–1989,and 1992….with 44 career starts….which included the Indianapolis 500 in 1983, 198 (as seen in this video herewith) and 1988…..where he finished in the top ten 4 times….with his best finish in 5th position in 1981 at Watkins Glen International.  He raced his…