Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim Lampley + Sam Posey What Goes Thru Drivers Mind As Enter Cockpit

Prior to the start of the 1986 Indianapolis 500…..and just before the traditional PA announcement of Gentlemen, start your engines …. ABC’s Jim Lampley asks his broadcasting sidekick, Sam Posey, about what goes through the minds of the drivers as they enter the cockpits of their cars…..which makes this video well worth the price of the ticket to…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – ABCs Larry Nuber PreRace Interview With Driver Danny Sullivan

Indy 500 driver Danny Sullivan was the reigning champion as he came into the 1986 race…..as evidenced by this video herewith….when ABC’s roving reporter Larry Nuber interviews the Champ in the garage area prior to the race.   Danny Sullivan is an American former racing driver….who earned 17 wins in the CART Indy Car World Series….which included the 1985 Indianapolis…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Race Leader Rick Mears Loses The Race To The Fickled Finger Of Fate

In sports, as in all aspects of life, the infamous “fickled finger of fate” has its moments of significant impact on the outcome of each event where the finger is applied…..as evidenced by this video of then leader of race Rick Mears going to the pits ahead of the rest of the field…..when just as…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay Provides An Overview Of The Race At The End Of 139 Laps

In this video, ABC’s legendary sportscaster provides an assessment of the 1986 Indy 500 through the first 139 laps in a way that provides evidence of how “elegant and eloquent” Jim McKay really was…..for he had a way of bringing a romantic flair to every sport and event he ever covered…..as he describes how Bobby Rahal is…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim Lampley + Sam Posey Provide Final PreRace Analysis Before Start

In this final pre-race analysis at the start of the 1986 Indy 500…..ABC’s broadcast crew of Jim Lampley, Sam Posey and Bobby Unser provide last minute commentary on the upcoming race…..as opera singer John Davies fills in for Gomer Pyle (Jim Nabors) to sing Back Home Again In Indiana….when the thousands of helium balloons were released…

Auto Racing – 1978 – Highlights – Indy 500 Time Trials – A J Foyt Waving Off His Start Controversy

Rain late in the day hampered the qualifying attempts at the 1978 Indy 500…..as the trip through the original qualifying line exhausted at 5 p.m…..and although Tom Sneva officially secured the pole position ….several drivers including Bobby Unser, A. J. Foyt and Pancho Carter, were unable to qualify during the pole round. At 5 p.m., the “third day” of…

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…