Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – ABCs Jim McKay + Jim Lampley Call The Exciting Last 8 Laps Of Race

The 70th Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Saturday, May 31, 1986…..when after being rained out on May 25–26….the race was rescheduled for the following weekend….as Bobby Rahal was the winner…..while becoming the first driver in Indy history to complete the 500 miles (800 km) in less than three hours. Nearly the entire race unfolded as a three-way…

TV Ads – 1977 – Suzuki Motorcycles + Ultra Brite Toothpaste + Dog Stop Restaurants Of Austin

Right about the time that Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, was opening his sports bar in 1976 at 302 E.6th St. in Austin, Texas….two of his fraternity brothers at the University of Texas back in the late 1960’s….were also getting into the food and beverage industry….which was a hot dog / sandwich shop called “Dog…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – ABCs Al Trautwig In The Garage Of Car # 87 With Driver Steve Chassey

Steve Chassey is a former driver in the CART Championship Car series…..where he raced in 9 seasons from 1981, 1983–1989,and 1992….with 44 career starts….which included the Indianapolis 500 in 1983, 198 (as seen in this video herewith) and 1988…..where he finished in the top ten 4 times….with his best finish in 5th position in 1981 at Watkins Glen International.  He raced his…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – The End Of The Day For Driver Johnny Parsons – With Jim Lampley

Johnny Parsons is an American race car driver…..who started twelve Indianapolis 500 races…..with his last Indy 500 start being in the 1996 race…..with his best finish was fifth in 1977 and 1985…..plus, Parsons won 29 midget car features…..which included major wins at the 4-Crown Nationals midget car feature twice….the 1979 Hut Hundred…..and the 1986 Copper World Classic midget feature.  He has won two Silver Crown and five sprint car features.  In this video…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay Profiles Driver Danny Sullivan After His 1985 Indy 500 WIn

As usual when it comes to a video with Jim McKay behind the mike…..the legendary sportscaster has a wonderful way in which he “shines a light” on the subject, person or event, that he is covering…..and this video herewith is no exception…..as he puts the McKay touch on the subject of driver Danny Sullivan’s life…..and how it…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Leader Rick Mears Very Fast 14 Second Pit Stop At 126 Laps

We are big auto racing fans here at ImaSportsphile….therefore we have seen more than our share of pit stops….with drivers missing their pit….even sliding into their pits backwards…..or still having the fuel hose still in the car when the driver starts to pull out of the pits….plus engines stalling while exiting the pits….but rarely do…

Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – ABCs Jim McKay Recaps The Race At Lap 104 Out Of 200

If you have read any of our stories and commentaries here at ImaSportsphile….then you probably know already how much we like EVERYTHING that sportscaster Jim McKay did behind the mike….for he was nothing but pure “elegance and eloquence”…..as he had a way of making every call just a little more magical because….especially to a true Sportsphile…..cuz…

TV Ads – 1977 – Memorex Audio Cassette Tapes + Schlitz Beer + AIM Toothpaste + Austin AquaRama

Memorex entered the consumer media business in 1971 and started the ad campaign, first with its “shattering glass” advertisements….and then with a series of famous television commercials that featured Ella Fitzgerald…..when in the commercials she would sing a note that shattered a glass while being recorded to a Memorex audio cassette…..then  The tape was played back and…

TV Ads – 1978 – Comedians Jane Curtin + John Belushi + Chevy Chase For Fluckers Jams

Once again, here is another Saturday Night Live comedy commercial featuring Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin and John Belushi pitching Fluckers Jam…..which is a hilarious parody of Smuckers Jams….in which the Not Ready For Prime Time Players provide more comedic genius in the various kinds of jam that Fluckers has to offer…..as we here at ImaSportsphile are “tickled pink” to have such a…