Music – 1986 – David Hasslehoff + 74th US Army Band – Star Spangled Banner – Start Of The Indy 500

David Hasselhoff is an American actor, singer, producer and businessman….who set a Guinness World Record as the most watched man on TV…..as he first gained recognition on the soap opera The Young and The Restless….while playing Dr. Snapper Foster…..when his career continued with his leading role as Michael Knight on the tv series Knight Rider…..and as L.A. County Lifeguard Mitch Buchannon in the series Baywatch…..as he also…

Music – 1986 – Playing Of TAPS – Start Of Indy 500 Race In Salute To Those Who Died – With Jim McKay

“Taps“ is a bugle call played at dusk….during flag ceremonies….at military funerals by the United States Armed Forces….and at any event that salutes those that have passed…..which is played by a single bugle or trumpet. It is also performed often at Girl Guide, Girl Scout and Boy Scout meetings and camps. The tune is also sometimes known as “Butterfield‘s Lullaby“….or by the first line of…

Music – 1986 – Indianapolis Opera Star John Davies – Back Home In Indiana – At Start Of The Indy 500

“Back Home Again In Indiana” is a song composed by James F. Hanley with lyrics by Ballard MacDonald….which was published in January 1917….and although “On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away” is the state song of Indiana….it is perhaps the best-known song that pays tribute to the Hoosier  state. Since 1946, “Back Home Again in Indiana” has been performed during pre-race ceremonies before the Indianapolis 500…..and…

Golf – 1984 – ABC Jim McKay Provides Highlights Of Year In Tennis + Bowling + Auto Racing + Golf

In this video seen herewith, ABC Wide World of Sports host Jim McKay provides highlights and commentary on the year 1984 in pro tennis, pro bowling, auto racing and golf….to include John McEnroe winning the US Open in Tennis….plus Mike Durbin winning his 3rd straight PBA Championship…..along with Richard Petty winning his final NASCAR race…..plus, the head’s…

Special – 1984 – The Elegance + Eloquence Of ABCs Jim McKay With Highlights Of 1984 In Sports

Anyone who has read many of our posts have probably come across one that expounds about our opinion of ABC’s legendary sportscaster Jim McKay….there wasn’t a sport on the face of the Earth that he couldn’t cover….with knowledge of the sport….and an incredible feel for the game…..which he could capture and comment on with an…

Auto Racing – 1979 – Michigan 125 – Highlights Al Unser Sr Coasts To Pits As Gordon Johncock Leads

In 1972, Roger Penske purchased the speedway for an estimated $2 million….when during Penske’s ownership the track was upgraded several times from the original capacity to 125,000 seating capacity. and from 1996 to 2000….the track was referred to as Michigan Speedway. This was to keep consistency with other tracks owned by Roger Penske’s Motorsports International before its merger with International Speedway…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – The Race Laps 1 Thru 40 – With Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Jim McKay

After charging from the 30th starting position, Mario Andretti’s day was short-lived….when on the 15th lap he brought out the yellow when he stalled in turn three with an ignition problem…..as Andretti set the early pace by leading the first 42 laps…..when Mario later returned to the track his car lasted only four additional laps….and he placed 32nd.…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – ABCs Al Trautwig PreRace Interview With Driver Mario Andretti

Mario Andretti had a long career in racing….as he is the only person to be named United States Driver of the Year in three decades….when he won in 1967, 1978 and 1984…..furthermore, he was also one of only three drivers to have won major races on road courses, paved ovals, and dirt tracks in one season…. which is a…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – ABC Jim McKay Commentary On The Passing Of The Torch At Indianapolis

In this one minute video…..ABC’s legendary sportscaster Jim McKay provides commentary on the “passing of the guard” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the 1986 Indy 500…..as none of the “old guard” with the likes of A. J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr., Gordon Johncock, Tom Sneva, Bobby Unser et al had absolutely no impact on the 1986…