TV Ads – 1980 – US Army + Irish Spring Soap + Modern Furniture Rentals Austin + Silver Arrow Bar ATX

The United States Army is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces….which is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States….and is designated as the Army of the United States in the United States Constitution.  As the oldest and most senior branch of the U.S. military in order of precedence….the modern U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 Special – Miller $50000 Pit Stop Competition For The Top Drivers Crews

The Miller Pit Stop Challenge is a pit stop contest held during activities leading up to the Indianapolis 500…..which has been held since 1977….with the event being held on Carb Day….which follows the final practice session….when as many as 12 top teams in the field compete in a single-elimination, tournament-style competition….with two teams at a time. The current rules format…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Special – Inside Look At Black Cloud Over Mario Andretti At Indy 500

Andy Granatelli was an American businessman….who was most prominent as the CEO of STP…..as well as a major figure in automobile racing events….who was finally rewarded with an Indianapolis 500 winner in 1969…..when after his innovative Lotus four-wheel drive car was destroyed in practice upon establishing itself as one of the most dominants cars to date….and his driver Mario Andretti….while …

TV Ads – 1978 – Dr Pepper Soda + Movie Promo For Burt Reynolds In The End + Cheer Laundry Detergent

In the mid-1970’s, Dr. Pepper Soda came up with a new ad campaign with a popular “I’m A Pepper” jingle…..which depicted a happy energetic man who declared that he was a Pepper…..and wouldn’t you like to be a Pepper too….as this campaign was so successful….the tv ads ran for more than a decade. The End is a…

TV Ads – 1978 Caress Body Soap + Dodge Colt Cars + Dunlop Tires + KTVV Ch 36 Austin

Caress Soap was marketed as the one necessary product needed for a luxurious silky bath in 1978…..and that is it’s marketing scope in 2019….for not much has changed regarding the soap or the marketing in the past 40 years. The Dodge Colt is a subcompact car manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors in 2019….and marketed by Dodge for model years 1971 – 1994 as captive…

TV Ads – 1976 – Pat Hayden & Hollywood Henderson For 7 Up + English Leather Cologne + Dr Pepper Soda + American Motors Cars

7 Up is a brand of lemon-lime-flavored non-caffeinated soft drink. The rights to the brand are held by Keurig Dr Pepper in the United States….and by PepsiCo in the rest of the world.  English Leather Cologne was a popular men’s cologne during the 1970’s and 1980’s…..which rivaled such brands a Brut and Old Spice.   Dr Pepper is a carbonated soft drink….which was created in the 1880’s by pharmacist Charles…

TV Ads – 1977 – Promo For SNL Weekend Update News + Bill Munday Pontiac Austin + T A Station Bar ATX + Movie Promo For Almost Summer

This video showcases tv commercials for promoting Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update News with Jane Curtin…..along with a spot for Bill Munday Pontiac of Austin, Texas that follows…..as Bill Munday is still alive and well on South Lamar in Austin today in 2019…..then comes a commercial for T A Station Bar & Restaurant in Austin…..which didn’t make…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – The Race – With ABCs 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….driving leader Mario Andretti slowed with mechanical problems with only 23 laps to go…..and a mere five laps later….Al Unser Sr. assumed the lead….and won his record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 victory.  During the month of May, an unusually high 25…

TV Ads – 1976 – Vitallis Pump Hair Spray + Excedrin PM Pain Reliever + Public Service Message For MD

Touted as a greaseless alternative to other hair grooming products….Vitalis Hair Tonic was the go-to hair product for up-scale gents who wanted shiny hair without looking like some greasy punk kid….cuz back in the day….Vitalis and its users often referred to products like Brylcreem as “greasy kids’ stuff” ….as  Vitalis is able to provide the shine…