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…

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…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – NBCs Al Trautwig PreRace Interview With Driver Michael Andretti

Michael Andretti is an American former auto racing driver and current team owner….who is statistically one of the most successful drivers in the history of American open-wheel car racing…..after winning the  1991 CART PPG Indy Car World Series….and amassed 42 race victories….which is the most in the CART era and fourth-most all time.   Since his retirement from active…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 PreRace Special With Jim McKay + Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Jack Arute

The 70th Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Saturday, May 31, 1986…..after being rained out on May 25–26, the race was rescheduled for the following weekend. The race was sanctioned by USAC….and was included as part of the 1986 CART PPG Indy Car World Series…..when for the first time ever, ABC Sports televised the race live “flag-to-flag” on network television in the…

Auto Racing – 1986 – NBCs Dale Hansen Provides Highlights Of The 1986 Auto Racing Season

In this video, NBC Sports Dale Hansen hosts the network’s 1986 year in sports in review program….which provides a look at the 1986 indy 500 race that was finally run after a week long rain delay…..when driver Bobby Rahal snatched a victory in the race in a dramatic fashion on a restart with two laps…