Auto Racing – 1970s – Jim McKay Highlights 1970s Auto Racing – Indy 500 + Daytona + Drag + NASCAR Racing

The always “elegant and eloquent” Jim McKay provides a special highlights piece on the sport of auto racing during the decade of the 1970’s….with highlights of A. J. Foyt winning his 4th Indy 500…..along with Janet Guthrie being the 1st female driver at the Indy 500….plus, brothers Al and Bobby Unser winning 5 Indy 500’s in the…

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Auto Racing – 1979 – Indy 500 Special – Countdown To The 500 – Highlights Of Rick Mears 1st Indy Win

The 63rd 500 Mile International Sweepstakes was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, on Sunday May 27, 1979….when second-year driver Rick Mears took the lead for the final time with 18 laps to go….and won his first of four Indianapolis 500 races.  It was also Mears’ first of a record six Indy 500 pole positions….while brothers Al and Bobby Unser combined to lead 174…

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TV Ads – 1977 – Cheer Laundry Detergent + Coca Cola Soda + Waverest Waterbeds

Cheer Laundry Detergent is recognized for its distinctive blue granules….which formerly gave it the nickname “Blue Cheer”….as the 1952 formula “Blue-Magic Whitener” was designed to clean as well as perform bluing….which makes white clothing look whiter.  Magazine and television ads at the time proclaimed….“…washes clothes so clean, so white, you don’t need bluing or bleach!”….as Cheer was well…

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TV Ads – 1980 – Actor Chevy Chase For Pilsons Feedbag Dinners

We are fortunate here at ImaSportsphile to have such a wonderful collection of Saturday Night Live comedy commercials….from Dan Aykroyd’s Bass Master….to Steve Martin’s Body Floss…..to Gilda Radner’s Summer’s Eve feminine higiene solution…..to Chevy Chase’s Pilson’s Feedbag Dinners”….as seen in this video herewith….for it truly is a priceless collection…..guaranteed to bring on a good ole chuckle almost every time.

TV Ads – 1979 – Movie Michael Douglas In Running + Sound Guard Record Preserver + Certs Breath Mint

Running is a 1979 sports drama film written and directed by Steven Hilliard Stern….and starring Michael Douglas and Susan Anspach….which is about the fictional American marathon runner and Olympic hopeful Michael Andropolis and his struggle to compete in the Olympic Games   Sound Guard Record Preserver was a viable product during the “Golden Age Of Vinyl Records”…..but when “The Digital Age” of music came into existence….this product disappeared…..however, during the…

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Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jack Arute Interviews Danny Sullivan After Race Day Ends Premature

Danny Sullivan is an American former race car driver…..who earned 17 wins in the CART Indy Car World Series….including the 1985 Indianapolis 500….plus Sullivan won the 1988 CART Championship….while placing 3rd in points in 1986….as Danny Sullivan also scored a victory in IROC. For 1984, Sullivan returned to North America, where he competed in the CART PPG Indy Car series…while first landing a…

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Auto Racing – 1987 – Komfort Koach 200 – Report On Fatal Crash Of Driver Joe Young At Daytona

Tragedy overshadowed the Komfort Koach 200 Friday as Joe Young, a 38- year-old driver from Richmond, Va., died on impact when his car was hit during the Charlotte/Daytona Dash series race at Daytona International Speedway….as an examination showed driver Joe Young died of multiple internal injuries…. including a fracture at the base of the skull. …

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Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig Special Look At Japan + Brazil Live Broadcast Centers

The Indianapolis 500 is an international event…..wherein the 1987 Indy 500 alone had 8 out of 33 total drivers in the field were international….including drivers from Colombia, Holland, Mexico, Australia, Italy, Brazil and New Zealand….with auto racing fans from all over the world….as the wide range of international influence and fans is evidenced by the…

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Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jim Lampley + Sam Posey Provide Commentary On The Middle Of Race

On the 130th lap, Tony Bettenhausen started suffering a handling problem exiting turn two….when down the backstretch, his right-front wheel lug nut may have come off the car….and the wheel began to loosen. In turn three, the wheel came off and began rolling though the north short chute….and that is when 2nd place Roberto Guerrero came up on the…

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