Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jerry Gappens Interviews Driver Rick Mears After Engine Failure

Rapid Rick Mears is one of our favorite Indy Car driver…..cuz we like to call him Pole Sitter Rick…..as he seemed to own the pole position at the Indy 500…..where he sat on the pole a record 6 times in his 12 starts at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  In the 1987 Indy 500….Rapid Rick along with fellow Roger…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay + Jack Arute PreRace Interview Poll Sitter Mario Andretti

We are so fortunate here at ImaSportsphile to have so much video content with ABC broadcast legend Jim McKay behind the mike…..for this was a sportscaster of “elegance and eloquence”…..in everything he called….and when you add Super Mario being interview by ABC’s Jack Arute…..and you have a video well worth the price of admission….so, enjoy this interview…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Special – Inside The Cockpit Of Mario Andretti Indy 500 Car

This video seen herewith….provides a wonderful inside the cockpit look at Mario Andretti’s Lola car at the 1987 Indy 500….as ABC’s Sam Posey provides the narrative of what it is like functioning in the driver’s seat while traveling 200 mph….which is 300 feet per second…..as Posey shows the public all of the gauges, lights and…

Music – 1987 – Sandi Patty – Star Spangled Banner – Sang At The Start Of The 1987 Indy 500

ImaSportsphile has the largest and most diverse collection of the Star Spangled Banner being sung all over the world…..for which we have dedicated our own Star Spangled Banner category in our library…..as the diversity is evidenced by this video herewith….in which Sandi Patty, the an American Christian music singer…..who was known for her wide soprano vocal range and her expressive flexibility…..which  led music critics to dub…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Special – Story Of # 87 Steve Chassey As Told By 8 Yr Old Son Blaine

ABC Sports was the first to develop “personal profile” stories of participants and venues in the universe of sports….and quite frankly, we at ImaSportsphile consider ABC Sports to be the best producer of such shorts….which we are overjoyed to have so many “personal profile” stories….that we started a category in our immense video library for ABC Profiles….cuz they are…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jerry Gappens Interviews Driver Rick Mears – Winner Of 1979 Indy 500

Rick Mears, also known by the nickname “Rocket Rick”…..is a retired American race car driver….who is one of only three men to win the Indianapolis 500 four times in 1979, 1984, 1988 and 1991….and is the current record-holder for pole positions the Indy 500 race with six in 1979, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1989 and 1991….plus, Mears is also a three-time Indycar series/World Series…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay + Sam Posey Envision How Mario Andretti Will Celebrate Win

In American popular culture….Mario Andretti’s name became synonymous with speed….as with Barney Oldfield in the early twentieth century….and Stirling Moss in the United Kingdom….whereby, Super Mario  had a long career in racing…..after becoming the only person to be named United States Driver of the Year in three decades in 1967, 1978 and 1984.  He was also one of only three drivers to…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jerry Gappens PreRace Interview With Last Year Winner Bobby Rahal

ABC Sports 1987 Indy 500 race coverage included Jerry Gappens as a roving reporter around the track…. who conducted many interviews with meaningful participants in and around the great race…..as seen in this video herewith….where Gappens interviews the 1986 Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal…..for you can readily see by this interview that Jerry Gappens knew…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – ABC Jim Lampley Covers The Indy 500 Field Starting Row By Row

ABC’s Jim Lampley provides a rundown of the 1987 Indy 500 field of drivers….row by row….with commentary on each driver from the inside pole position of Row 1 with Mario Andretti….thru the entire Indy 500 field….to the outside position of Row 11 with Emerson Fittipaldi…..which sets the stage for what would turn out to be…