Music – 1986 – John Davies – Back Home Again In Indiana – Sung At The Start Of The 1986 Indy 500

Indianapolis opera singer John Davies sings “Back Home Again In Indiana” at the start of the 1986 Indy 500….which has been a tradition since 1946….as it is a song composed by James F. Hanley with lyrics by Ballard MacDonald that was published in January 1917….and although it is not the state song of Indiana….which is “On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away”….it…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – ABC Special – Drivers Start Your Engines – As The Race Begins

There may be no greater sound to auto racing fans all over the world than when they hear “Gentlemen, start your engines.”….as Chairman of the Board of the Indianapolis Speedway Mary Holman does in this video herewith….cuz at this point, auto racing enthusiasts everywhere know that The Indianapolis 500 is about to start…..for it is at…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Special – Dan Hansen Presents Highlights Of Indy 500 + Australian Gran Prix

In this video herewith…..NBC’s Dan Hansen provides highlights and commentary on two major auto racing events that took place in the year 1986…..the Indy 500 and the Australian Grand Prix….wherein the Indy 500 paid attention to the entire week of qualifying before the big race….the week long rain delay….as well as highlights of the race…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jack Arute In Pits Of Roberto Guerrero After Car Lost Its Nose Cone

Colombian race car driver Roberto Guerrero was in serious contention for the 1987 Indy 500…..and probably should have won the race…..of which he did finish 2nd….and only 4.5 seconds behind Al Unser Sr……who won the race for his history making 4th time…..as he tied A. J. Foyt for an Indy record that still stands today….for…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jack Arute InRace Interview Of Ron Hemelgarn Owner Arie Luyendyk Car

We have seen a sufficient amount of in-race interviews with race car owners….to understand that the owners of these “expensive racing machines” don’t really have time to “visit” during the race…..and knowing that they basically do these interviews because the network contract requires that so many in-race, in-the-pits interviews with car owners, crew chiefs and drivers…..and that is…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – ABCs Jim McKay + Sam Posey + Bobby Unser + Jim Lampley PreRace Show

ABCs 1987 Indianapolis 500 broadcast crew of Jim McKay, Jim Lampley, Sam Posey and Bobby Unser provide a complete assessment of the drivers, crews, owners and events leading up to the race in this pre-race show as seen in this video herewith…..which includes interviews of key drivers like Mario Andretti, Danny Sullivan, A. J. Foyt,…

Auto Racing – 1987 – CBSs Chris Economaki Sets The Stage For 1987 Running Of The Daytona 500

Chris Economaki (October 15, 1920 – September 28, 2012) was an American motor sports commentator, pit road reporter and journalist…..who was given the title “The Dean of American Motorsports Journalism.”……as Microsoft chose Economaki to author the auto racing history portion of its Encarta Encyclopedia.  At CBS Sports, he covered International Race of Champions (IROC) events, Daytona 500’s (as seen in this video herewith) and Formula…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Special – Renowned Artist LeRoy Neiman – Painting In The Pits

LeRoy Neiman was an American artist known for his brilliantly colored expressionist paintings and screen prints of athletes, musicians and sporting events…..as he produced about six different serigraph subjects a year….which generally were priced from $3,000 to $6,000 each…..with gross annual sales of new serigraphs alone topped $10 million….whereas originals can sell for up to $500,000 for works such as Stretch Stampede….which is a mammoth…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jack Arute In Race Interview With Driver Danny Sullivan In His Pits

Danny Sullivan is an American former race car driver…..who earned 17 wins in the CART Indy Car World Series….which included the 1985 Indianapolis 500…..while racing for Roger Penske Racing.  Sullivan also won the 1988 CART Championship…..while placing 3rd in points in 1986…..plus he also scored a victory in IROC. Jack Arute III is a former sportscaster for the NFL, college sports for Sirius XM…