Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jack Arute Profile Of Life And Career Of Driver A J Foyt + Dad Tony

A J Foyt is an American retired auto racing driver….who has raced in numerous genres of motorsports…..with his open wheel racing including the United States Automobile Club Champ cars, sprint cars and midget cars….plus, he raced stock cars in NASCAR and USAC….while having won several major sports car racing events….whereas he holds the USAC career wins record with 159 victories….along with the American championship racing career wins record with 67.    His father was an auto-mechanic…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jerry Gappens Interviews Katie Guerrero In Pits Of Robert Guerrero

Roberto Guerrero is a Colombian-American former racing driver….who participated in 29 Formula One Grands Prix….while debuting on January 23, 1982…..and he came very close to winning the Indy 500 outright on two occasions….but bad luck always kept the victory out of his grasp….when in 1987, the “pit stop from Hell” kept him out of the victor’s circle….then again In 1992, he spun off on the pace…

Auto Racing – 1987 – 2nd Twin 125 Qualifiers Highlights – With Chris Economaki + Ken Squiers

The Twin 125 Qualifiers is a preliminary event to the Daytona 500….which is held annually in February at Daytona International Speedway….and consists of two 150-mile (240 km) races…..as they both serve as a qualifying race for the Daytona 500.  The finishing order in the two 150-mile (240 km) races, held on the Thursday before the Daytona 500….simply determines the starting lineup for…

TV Ads – 1976 – Pepsi Soda + Dentyne Gum + Dr Pepper Be A Pepper + TX Folklife Festival + Public Service Message

Pepsi was first introduced as “Brad’s Drink” in New Bern, North Carolina in 1893 by Caleb Bradham…. who made it at his drugstore where the drink was sold…..then It was renamed Pepsi-Cola in 1898….after the Greek word for “digestion” ….which is πέψη, pronounced the same as Pepsi….as the drink was purported to aid digestion….and “cola” after the kola…

TV Ads – 1978 – Coors Beer + NBC Promo Once An Eagle + Copper Dollar Bar Austin + Southwest Airlines

Herb Kelleher (March 12, 1931 – January 3, 2019) was an American billionaire airline executive and lawyer….who was the co-founder….later the CEO….and chairman emeritus of Southwest Airlines until his death in 2019.  After clerking for a New Jersey Supreme Court justice….Kelleher moved to Texas….while intending to start a law firm or a business….when Kelleher and one of his law clients….Texas businessman Rollin…

Specials – 1978 – Indy 500 Time Trial Rain Delays + Replay Steve Cauthen On Affirmed Preakness Win

This 1978 episode of ABC’s Wide World of Sports focuses on the 1978 Indy 500 time trials with ABC’s Chris Economacki interviewing several drivers regarding the rain delay that has put back qualifying for the big race at least for the day…..as well as a Howard Cosell and Eddie Arcaro interview of jockey Steve Cauthen….who had…

Auto Racing – 1958 To 1992 – Bob Costas + Gary Gerould Tribute To Life & Career Of Richard Petty

Richard Petty was nicknamed The King….is a former NASCAR driver who raced from 1958 to 1992 in the former NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series…which is now called the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series)….who was the first driver to win the NASCAR Cup Championship seven times…. wih Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson being the only other drivers to accomplish this feat….when The King won a…

TV Ads – 1980 – NBC Promo For Supertrain + Pearl Light Beer + K 98 FM Disco Radio + Los Tres Boboz Mexican Restaurant Of Austin

Supertrain is an American television drama/adventure series that ran on NBC from February 7 to May 5, 1979….as 9 episodes were made….including a 2-hour pilot episode….as the series took place on the Supertrain….a nuclear-powered bullet train….that was equipped with amenities more appropriate to a cruise ship….as it had luxuries such as swimming pools, shopping centers, a gym, library, medical center….and a discotheque….and much like its contemporary The Love Boat,…

TV Ads – 1980 – OXXON Energy For A Gullible America

Not all television commercials are dull and drab…..cuz some are simply down right hilarious…..as evidenced by this OXXON Energy advertisement….and although this commercial pitches a company that is not really real….the facts portrayed in the ad could not be any more accurate…..so, click and enjoy this 1980 tv commercial for OXXON Energy for a gullible…