TV Ads – 1980 – NBC Promo For Supertrain + Pearl Light Beer + K 98 FM Disco Radio + Los Tres Boboz Mexican Restaurant Of Austin

Supertrain is an American television drama/adventure series that ran on NBC from February 7 to May 5, 1979….as 9 episodes were made….including a 2-hour pilot episode….as the series took place on the Supertrain….a nuclear-powered bullet train….that was equipped with amenities more appropriate to a cruise ship….as it had luxuries such as swimming pools, shopping centers, a gym, library, medical center….and a discotheque….and much like its contemporary The Love Boat,…

TV Ads – 1980 – OXXON Energy For A Gullible America

Not all television commercials are dull and drab…..cuz some are simply down right hilarious…..as evidenced by this OXXON Energy advertisement….and although this commercial pitches a company that is not really real….the facts portrayed in the ad could not be any more accurate…..so, click and enjoy this 1980 tv commercial for OXXON Energy for a gullible…

TV Ads – 1980 – US Army + Irish Spring Soap + Modern Furniture Rentals Austin + Silver Arrow Bar ATX

The United States Army is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces….which is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States….and is designated as the Army of the United States in the United States Constitution.  As the oldest and most senior branch of the U.S. military in order of precedence….the modern U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 Special – Miller $50000 Pit Stop Competition For The Top Drivers Crews

The Miller Pit Stop Challenge is a pit stop contest held during activities leading up to the Indianapolis 500…..which has been held since 1977….with the event being held on Carb Day….which follows the final practice session….when as many as 12 top teams in the field compete in a single-elimination, tournament-style competition….with two teams at a time. The current rules format…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Special – Inside Look At Black Cloud Over Mario Andretti At Indy 500

Andy Granatelli was an American businessman….who was most prominent as the CEO of STP…..as well as a major figure in automobile racing events….who was finally rewarded with an Indianapolis 500 winner in 1969…..when after his innovative Lotus four-wheel drive car was destroyed in practice upon establishing itself as one of the most dominants cars to date….and his driver Mario Andretti….while …

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – The Race – With ABCs Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Bobby Unser

The 71st Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, on Sunday May 24, 1987….when after dominating practice….qualifying….and most of the race….driving leader Mario Andretti slowed with mechanical problems with only 23 laps to go…..and a mere five laps later….Al Unser Sr. assumed the lead….and won his record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 victory.  During the month of May, an unusually high 25…

Music – 1980 – The NBC Classical Chorus – A Ship Set To Sea In The Month Of May

Whenever a Monthy Python comedian….like Eric Idle….appeared on Saturday Night Live….the viewing audience was guaranteed to have a very serious skit….that was just funny as all heck….as evidenced by the NBC Classical Chorus skit where Eric Idle (Python) joins Laraine Newman, Jane Curtin and Bill Murray in singing the British round….“A Ship Set To Sea In The…

Music – 1980 – Kennedy Center Presents A Salute To Duke – With Sarah Vaughn + Ella Fitzgerald Et Al

Duke Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist and leader of a jazz orchestra….which he led from 1923 until his death over a career spanning more than fifty years.  Although Duke was born in Washington, D.C….he lived in New York City from the mid-1920’s until his death….while gaining a national profile through…

Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – Just Because You Are Near – Sung Live At Constitution Hall

Ray Charles had so many successful and popular recordings throughout his long and distinguished singing career which spanned the better part of 60 years from 1947 to 2004…..with dozens and dozens of hits along the way…..after having recorded literally 100’s and 100’s of songs that charted from 1956 to 1996….as Brother Ray possessed one of the most…