TV Ads – 1979 – Ultra Brite Tooth Paste + FM Sound Track Album + Conan Pizza Austin + House Of Jeans

Ultra Brite is an American toothpaste and tooth-whitener marketed by Colgate-Palmolive in the United States…..which was marketed as a whitening toothpaste….with its active ingredients being baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and sodium monofluorophosphate.  Colgate-Palmolive introduced Ultra Brite toothpaste in 1967…..as it gained popularity at the time of its launch with a television and print commercial ad campaign….which was aimed at Baby Boomers, that stated, “Ultra Brite gives your mouth…[bling]…sex appeal!”. …

TV Ads – 1979 – VW Cars + Yardley Lavender Soap + Victoria Station Restaurants + Waverest Waterbeds

Volkswagen translates to “people’s car” in German. The company’s current international advertising slogan is just “Volkswagen”, referencing the name’s meaning….as Volkswagen, shortened to VW is a German automaker founded in 1937 by the German Labour Front….which was a Nazi labor union headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany….as the flagship marque of the Volkswagen Group….who was  the largest automaker by worldwide sales in 2016 and 2017…..with the group’s biggest market being in China….which delivered…

TV Ads – 1980 – Schlitz Beer + Clarion Auto Music + Crisco Shortening + Waverest Waterbeds

The Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company was an American brewery based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin….which once was the largest producer of beer in the United States….as Its namesake beer, Schlitz was known as “The beer that made Milwaukee famous” and was advertised with the slogan “When you’re out of Schlitz, you’re out of beer”.    The Clarion Auto Music system was one of the first auto…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig Interviews Mario Andretti After Car Failure At Mile 460

Racing legend Mario Andretti won the Indy 500 in 1969…..but other than that race….it was Andretti’s only win at the Indianapolis 500 in 29 attempts…..as Super Mario has had so many incidents and near victories at the Indy 500 that critics have dubbed the family’s performance after Mario’s 1969 Indianapolis 500 victory the “Andretti Curse”….which is evidenced by this interview at…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jerry Gappens Interviews Owner Vince Granatelli Of Robt Guerrero Car

Throughout the television coverage of the 1987 Indy 500…..ABC utilized some really outstanding race reporters…..like Chris Economaki, Jack Arute and Jerry Gappens (seen in this video herewith)…..who spent a great deal of time interviewing key folks involved in the race….whether it was Indy drivers prior to the race, or after being removed from the race…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Bobby Unser Final Thoughts On The Race

Jim Lampley is an American sportscaster, news anchor, film producer and restaurant owner….who is best known as a blow-by-blow announcer on HBO World Championship Boxing for 30 years….plus, he has also covered a record 14 Olympic Games on U.S. television….with most recent being the 2008 Beijing Olympics in China. In 1974, Lampley was chosen along with Don Tollefson in what ABC called a talent hunt….as ABC executives thought that Lampley’s…

TV Ads – 1980 – US Navy + Volkswagen Cars + Pampers Diapers

The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces….and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. It is the largest and most capable navy in the world….and it has been estimated that in terms of tonnage of its active battle fleet alone….it is larger than the next 13 navies combined….which includes 11…

TV Ads – 1980 – NBC Promo For Centennial Program + Texas State Optical Stores + Subaru Cars

Texas State Optical was established in 1936 when the Rogers family opened the first TSO office in Beaumont, Texas….as they planned for TSO’s continuous growth and expansion of services….but not without first building a foundation of eye care and quality eye wear that resulted in loyalty and return visits by hundreds of thousands of patients…

TV Ads – 1980 – Summers Eve Vinegar & Water Douche + Eveready Battery Products

Having lived in Mexico for many years as a child…..where the body parts cleaner of choice is vinegar…..as down South, the Mexican use vinegar to clean floors, bathrooms and personal private parts….and they have been doing this for many years before Summer’s Eve Vinegar & Water Douche ever came on the market….however, Summers Eve Vinegar & Water Douche…