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 – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jack Arute Interview With Pole Sitter Rick Mears Of Penske Racing

In this video seen herewith….ABC’s 1986 Indy 500 broadcast team of Jim McKay, Jim Lampley and Sam Posey discuss the upcoming race….providing analysis of all that was about to unfold at The Great American Race that day….with so many stories of so many drivers….there was A. J. Foyt with four Indy 500 championships to his credit….an Al…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Larry Nuber PreRace Interview With Driver Al Unser Sr

Larry Nuber (November 29, 1948 – June 8, 2000) was an auto racing announcer….who was best known for his work on ESPN broadcasts of NASCAR and CART races in the 1980’s…..when after joining the new ESPN network in 1979 for their first motor sports telecast….as Larry Nuber and Bob Jenkins called the race, a USAC event in Salem, IN.  In 1984, Nuber helped start SpeedWeek on ESPN….which was a weekly auto racing news…

Auto Racing 1986 Indy 500 Larry Nuber Interview With Runner Up Kevin Cogan

Kevin Cogan is a former race car driver who drove in Formula One in 1980 and 1981…..while driving a RAM Williams in the 1980 Canadian Grand Prix….and driving for Tyrrell at the 1981 US GP West…..when he moved to Indy cars in 1982…..where in 1986 at the Indy 500….Kevin Cogan came in 2nd…..but his career was cut short by a series of accidents. For the 1986 Indy 500, Kevin Cogan…

TV Ads 1978 Odor Eaters Shoe Inserts + FemIron Vitamins + Bill Munday Pontiac + Sage Stores ATX

Odor-Eaters is an American brand of foot-care products specifically as shoe inserts and foot powder…. which is designed to reduce foot odor…..while the insoles are made of latex and contain activated carbon which filters and neutralizes odors.  Femiron Vitamins were available and advertising on television in 1979…..and are still on the shelves today in 2019…..but they aren’t doing any television advertising.    Bill…

TV Ads – 1979 – Marriott’s Essex House NYC + NBCs Brothers & Sisters + Jack In The Box Breakfast + Modern Furniture Of Austin + Janet Stockard Attorney In Austin

Around 1979, Jack in the Box dramatically altered their marketing strategy by literally blowing up the chain’s symbol….the jack in the box….which was in television commercials with the tagline, “The food is better at the Box”….as  Jack in the Box announced that it would no longer compete for McDonald’s target customer base of families with young children….but…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Driver Kevin Cogan Talks About What Its Like Having 90K Fans Boo You

Every now and then we here at ImaSportsphile get a video that really makes us think….I mean, can you imagine what it would be like to be booed by every person in a crowd of 90,000 excited fans….well, I had never thought about that before seeing this video….but, now that I have….I sorta began to…

TV Ads – 1978 – Volkswagen Bus + Polaroid Camcorder + Waverest Waterbeds + Movie The Amsterdam Kill

In the Volkswagen Bus Type 2….seen in this video herewith….is the Type 4 engine “pancake engine”….which was an option for the 1972 model year onward…..as this engine was standard in models destined for the US and Canada….for only with the Type 4 engine did an automatic transmission become available for the first time in the 1973 model year….as both…