Auto Racing – 1986 – Al Trautwig Shows How Indy 500 Is Not A Day Long Event – Its A Month Long Event

This 1986 Indy 500 special piece by ABC’s Al Trautwig…..where he illuminates how the Indy 500 is not a one day event…..but rather a one month event…..as he details and highlights everything leading up to the actual race…..while starting 23 days before the race…..which makes for a really intriguing view into all things Indy 500. …

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay Provides Special Look Into Mario + Michael Andretti Racing

In this video herewith….ABC’s Jim McKay provides a showcase of how father Mario and son Michael Andretti were in the midst of changing Indy Car Racing in the mid- 1980’s.  Mario Andretti is an Italian-born American former racing driver….who was one of the most successful Americans in the history of the sport…..as he is one of only two drivers to have won…

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 – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jim Lampley + Sam Posey Provide Commentary On The Middle Of Race

On the 130th lap, Tony Bettenhausen started suffering a handling problem exiting turn two….when down the backstretch, his right-front wheel lug nut may have come off the car….and the wheel began to loosen. In turn three, the wheel came off and began rolling though the north short chute….and that is when 2nd place Roberto Guerrero came up on the…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Host Jim McKay Provides Coverage Of First 120 Laps Of The Indy 500

On lap 6, the green flag came back out with Mario Andretti on the lead…..while driving at a blistering pace ….as it took only 7 laps for him to start lapping back markers….when on lap 25, Ludwig Heimrath, Jr. was running 7th…..and made his first pit stop…..but one of the wheels on his car was not properly…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – ABC Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Bobby Unser With The Last 50 Laps

The last 50 laps of the 1987 Indianapolis 500 race was not only very exciting…..but it turned out to be a very historic race…..when Al Unser Sr. would win his 4th Indy 500 to tie A J Foyt  as the only drivers to ever win the great race 4 times…..whereas Rick Mears would win his 3rd…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Special – Inside The Cockpit Of Mario Andretti Indy 500 Car

This video seen herewith….provides a wonderful inside the cockpit look at Mario Andretti’s Lola car at the 1987 Indy 500….as ABC’s Sam Posey provides the narrative of what it is like functioning in the driver’s seat while traveling 200 mph….which is 300 feet per second…..as Posey shows the public all of the gauges, lights and…

Auto Racing – 1987 – NBC Sports Highlights – The 1987 Indy 500 In Review – With Bill Macatee

In this video herewith…..NBC’s Bill Macatee reviews the 1987 Indy 500….with highlights of driver Al Unser Sr.’s surprise historic 4th win of the Indy 500….after driver Roberto Guerrero had what we here at ImaSportsphile have dubbed The Pit Stop From Hell….cuz the driver from Colombia had the race in the bag when he pulled into the…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay + Sam Posey Envision How Mario Andretti Will Celebrate Win

In American popular culture….Mario Andretti’s name became synonymous with speed….as with Barney Oldfield in the early twentieth century….and Stirling Moss in the United Kingdom….whereby, Super Mario  had a long career in racing…..after becoming the only person to be named United States Driver of the Year in three decades in 1967, 1978 and 1984.  He was also one of only three drivers to…