Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – PreRace With Danny Sullivan + Mario Andretti + A J Foyt + Al Unser

As ABC’s Jim McKay hosts this pre-race show for the 1986 Indy 500….as seen in this video herewith….he highlights Danny Sullivan’s “Spin and Win” at the 1985 Indy 500…..then Larry Nuber interviews Sullivan in the garage area….followed by a McKay piece about the hotels close to the Indianapolis Speedway…..then comes an interview in the garage area of…

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 – 1986 – Al Trautwig Shows How Indy 500 Is Not A Day Long Event – Its A Month Long Event

This 1986 Indy 500 special piece by ABC’s Al Trautwig…..where he illuminates how the Indy 500 is not a one day event…..but rather a one month event…..as he details and highlights everything leading up to the actual race…..while starting 23 days before the race…..which makes for a really intriguing view into all things Indy 500. …

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig PostRace Interview With 3rd Place Finisher Rick Mears

Al Trautwig was a roving reporter for ABC Sports at the 1986 Indy 500…..where he interviewed 3rd place finisher Rick Mears at the end of the race…..as seen in this video herewith…..which is something that he did as a pit reporter alongside Host Jim McKay for ABC Sports’ coverage of the 1987 Indianapolis 500….as evidenced…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim Lampley + Sam Posey On The Driving Personality Of Danny Sullivan

We are often surprised by the subject matter seen on our “short clips” with video that are around one minute or less long….as evidenced by this video seen herewith…..where ABC’s 1986 Indy 500 broadcast crew of Jim Lampley and Sam Posey delve into the subject of driver Danny Sullivan’s personality…..which a very interesting perspective of his “mental…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay Provides Special Look Into Mario + Michael Andretti Racing

In this video herewith….ABC’s Jim McKay provides a showcase of how father Mario and son Michael Andretti were in the midst of changing Indy Car Racing in the mid- 1980’s.  Mario Andretti is an Italian-born American former racing driver….who was one of the most successful Americans in the history of the sport…..as he is one of only two drivers to have won…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jack Arute Interview With Pole Sitter Rick Mears Of Penske Racing

In this video seen herewith….ABC’s 1986 Indy 500 broadcast team of Jim McKay, Jim Lampley and Sam Posey discuss the upcoming race….providing analysis of all that was about to unfold at The Great American Race that day….with so many stories of so many drivers….there was A. J. Foyt with four Indy 500 championships to his credit….an Al…