Specials – 1978 – Indy 500 Time Trial Rain Delays + Replay Steve Cauthen On Affirmed Preakness Win

This 1978 episode of ABC’s Wide World of Sports focuses on the 1978 Indy 500 time trials with ABC’s Chris Economacki interviewing several drivers regarding the rain delay that has put back qualifying for the big race at least for the day…..as well as a Howard Cosell and Eddie Arcaro interview of jockey Steve Cauthen….who had…

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 – Ray Charles – America The Beautiful – Just Before Sugar Ray Leonard Destroys Duran

After 60+ years as a Sportsphile….I have seen many things that world class athletes have used to stimulate themselves just prior taking “center stage”…..be it a moment of silent prayer with the All Mighty….even a “mental psyche job” from a coach or trainer like Bundini Brown did for Muhammad Ali prior to him entering the ring for a…

Music – 1980 – Sherman Brothers – Its A Small World – With ROM Nadia Comaneci + Teammates Shopping

It’s a Small World is a water-based dark ride located in the Fantasyland area at the various Walt Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide….which include Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California….the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida….Tokyo Disneyland….Disneyland Paris…. and Hong Kong Disneyland….with its inaugural version having originally premiered at the 1964 New York World’s Fair before permanently moving to Disneyland. The ride features over 300 audio-animatronic children in traditional costumes from cultures around…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Equestrian – Team 3 Day Event Show Jump – GBR Ian Stark On Oxford Blue

Ian Stark, OBE is a retired Scottish equestrian….who competed in the sport of eventing…..after beginning to ride horses at the age of 10…..and won a silver medal for eventing in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games….as seen in this video herewith riding Oxford Blue….and then again two more silver medals in team and individual eventing at the 1988 Seoul Games….while capping off…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Equestrian 3 Day Event Show Jump – FRA Pascal Morvillers + Gulliver B

Every now and then, we here at ImaSportsphile run across an Olympic competitor that we cannot find any research material on…..and FRA Pascal Morvillers on Gulliver B….who were participating in the 1984 L A Games equestrian team 3 day eventing competition….is one of those competitors… cuz we could find anything about these two.

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Special – Judd Rose Showcases The Souvenirs & The Vendors Of L A Games

This video brings back a lot of memories to our Bone Daddy here at ImaSportsphile….cuz he and his two Olympic sojourners spent a great deal of time and money at souvenir stands all over the 1984 Los Angeles Games….where they set an Olympic fan record by seeing a live event in every sports discipline gold…