TV Ads – 1980 – NBC Promo For Centennial Program + Texas State Optical Stores + Subaru Cars

Texas State Optical was established in 1936 when the Rogers family opened the first TSO office in Beaumont, Texas….as they planned for TSO’s continuous growth and expansion of services….but not without first building a foundation of eye care and quality eye wear that resulted in loyalty and return visits by hundreds of thousands of patients…

TV Ads – 1980 – Summers Eve Vinegar & Water Douche + Eveready Battery Products

Having lived in Mexico for many years as a child…..where the body parts cleaner of choice is vinegar…..as down South, the Mexican use vinegar to clean floors, bathrooms and personal private parts….and they have been doing this for many years before Summer’s Eve Vinegar & Water Douche ever came on the market….however, Summers Eve Vinegar & Water Douche…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jack Arute Profile Of Life And Career Of Driver A J Foyt + Dad Tony

A J Foyt is an American retired auto racing driver….who has raced in numerous genres of motorsports…..with his open wheel racing including the United States Automobile Club Champ cars, sprint cars and midget cars….plus, he raced stock cars in NASCAR and USAC….while having won several major sports car racing events….whereas he holds the USAC career wins record with 159 victories….along with the American championship racing career wins record with 67.    His father was an auto-mechanic…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jerry Gappens Interviews Katie Guerrero In Pits Of Robert Guerrero

Roberto Guerrero is a Colombian-American former racing driver….who participated in 29 Formula One Grands Prix….while debuting on January 23, 1982…..and he came very close to winning the Indy 500 outright on two occasions….but bad luck always kept the victory out of his grasp….when in 1987, the “pit stop from Hell” kept him out of the victor’s circle….then again In 1992, he spun off on the pace…

Auto Racing – 1987 – 2nd Twin 125 Qualifiers Highlights – With Chris Economaki + Ken Squiers

The Twin 125 Qualifiers is a preliminary event to the Daytona 500….which is held annually in February at Daytona International Speedway….and consists of two 150-mile (240 km) races…..as they 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….simply determines the starting lineup for…

Auto Racing – 1958 To 1992 – Bob Costas + Gary Gerould Tribute To Life & Career Of Richard Petty

Richard Petty was nicknamed The King….is a former NASCAR driver who raced from 1958 to 1992 in the former NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series…which is now called the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series)….who was the first driver to win the NASCAR Cup Championship seven times…. wih Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson being the only other drivers to accomplish this feat….when The King won a…

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…