Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Start To Finish – Jim McKay + 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, the leader Mario Andretti slowed with mechanical problems with only 23 laps to go…..which was followed by Roberto Guerrero the new leader….while being a lap and a half up entered the pits for The Pit Stop From…

Auto Racing – 1979 – Film – Special – Countdown To The Indy 500 – With Driver Rick Mears The Winner

We have some really rare videos to post here at ImaSportsphile….for it is our observation and opinion that back in the day when this video library was recorded…..our guess being from 1976 to 1991….that those guys manning the Betamax machines….recorded virtually anything and everything that was sports on the air at that time….as this video…

Auto Racing – 1982 – Special – Bob Costas Salutes The King Of NASCAR – Richard Petty In Car #43

Richard Petty, nicknamed The King….is a former NASCAR driver….who raced from 1958 to 1992 in the former NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series….which is now called the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series…..and was the first driver to win the NASCAR Cup Championship seven times….as Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson are the only other drivers to accomplish this feat….while winning a record 200 races…

Auto Racing – 1947 – Special Feature – John Cobbs Railton Special Breaks 400mph Land Speed Record

The Railton Special, later rebuilt as the Railton Mobil Special, is a one-off motor vehicle designed by Reid Railton….and built for John Cobb’s successful attempts at the land speed record in 1938….in a vehicle that weighed over 3 tonnes….and was 28 ft 8 in (8.74 m) long….8 ft (2.4 m) wide….and 4 ft 3 in (1.30 m) high…. with front wheels that were 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) apart and the rear 3 ft…

Auto Racing – 1954 – Hilites Of The Indy 500 – Featuring Driver Bill Vukovich Winning 2nd In A Row

Just another little “nugget of gold” highlight video in our treasure chest of vintage memories…..as seen in this video herewith…..where in less than one minute….our viewers get to watch highlights of Indy car driver Bill Vukovich driving his car to his 2nd Indy 500 win in a row…..becoming the 1st driver ever to accomplish that feat….just a…

Auto Racing – 1961 To 1986 – Jim McKay Wide World Of Sports 25th Anniversary Auto Racing Special – When Is Going Faster Going Too Fast

This video seen herewith is MUST SEE TV for any and all auto racing fans…..as Jim McKay hosts ABC’s Wide World of Sports 25th Anniversary Show…..and he provides a look back at their coverage of auto racing events over the past 25 years from 1961 to 1986….when the always “elegant and eloquent”  sportscaster provides an array of…

Auto Racing – 1970s – Jim McKay Highlights 1970s Auto Racing – Indy 500 + Daytona + Drag + NASCAR Racing

The always “elegant and eloquent” Jim McKay provides a special highlights piece on the sport of auto racing during the decade of the 1970’s….with highlights of A. J. Foyt winning his 4th Indy 500…..along with Janet Guthrie being the 1st female driver at the Indy 500….plus, brothers Al and Bobby Unser winning 5 Indy 500’s in the…

Auto Racing – 1979 – Indy 500 Special – Countdown To The 500 – Highlights Of Rick Mears 1st Indy Win

The 63rd 500 Mile International Sweepstakes was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, on Sunday May 27, 1979….when second-year driver Rick Mears took the lead for the final time with 18 laps to go….and won his first of four Indianapolis 500 races.  It was also Mears’ first of a record six Indy 500 pole positions….while brothers Al and Bobby Unser combined to lead 174…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – A J Foyt Makes 30th Ceremonial Walk From Gasoline Alley To His Car

A. J. Foyt is an American race car driving legend….who was born and raised in Houston, TX…..which makes his a “home boy” here at ImaSportsphile….who is considered to be one of the best American pilots in history…..as he won the Indianapolis 500 on four occasions….and was the first to achieve that feat…. which was tied with Al Unser…