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…

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 – Ultra Brite Tooth Paste + FM Sound Track Album + Conan Pizza Austin + House Of Jeans

Ultra Brite is an American toothpaste and tooth-whitener marketed by Colgate-Palmolive in the United States…..which was marketed as a whitening toothpaste….with its active ingredients being baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and sodium monofluorophosphate.  Colgate-Palmolive introduced Ultra Brite toothpaste in 1967…..as it gained popularity at the time of its launch with a television and print commercial ad campaign….which was aimed at Baby Boomers, that stated, “Ultra Brite gives your mouth…[bling]…sex appeal!”. …

TV Ads – 1979 – VW Cars + Yardley Lavender Soap + Victoria Station Restaurants + Waverest Waterbeds

Volkswagen translates to “people’s car” in German. The company’s current international advertising slogan is just “Volkswagen”, referencing the name’s meaning….as Volkswagen, shortened to VW is a German automaker founded in 1937 by the German Labour Front….which was a Nazi labor union headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany….as the flagship marque of the Volkswagen Group….who was  the largest automaker by worldwide sales in 2016 and 2017…..with the group’s biggest market being in China….which delivered…

TV Ads – 1980 – Schlitz Beer + Clarion Auto Music + Crisco Shortening + Waverest Waterbeds

The Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company was an American brewery based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin….which once was the largest producer of beer in the United States….as Its namesake beer, Schlitz was known as “The beer that made Milwaukee famous” and was advertised with the slogan “When you’re out of Schlitz, you’re out of beer”.    The Clarion Auto Music system was one of the first auto…