Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Arch Bishop Edward T Omeara Provides The PreRace Invocation

Edward T O’Meara (August 3, 1921 – January 10, 1992) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church….who served as Archbishop of Indianapolis from 1980 until his death in 1992. The son of Irish immigrants, Edward O’Meara was born in St. Louis, Missouri….and attended Kenrick Seminary before being ordained a priest by Archbishop Joseph Ritter on December 21, 1946…..who then furthered his studies in Rome….where he earned a doctorate in theology from the Angelicum in 1952….and thn on…

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Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – ABCs Al Trautwig Interviews 2nd Place Finisher Roberto Guerrero

With 14 laps to go in the 1987 Indy 500…..driver Roberto Guerrero had a one and a half lap lead over 2nd position driver and eventual winner Al Unser Sr…..which was virtually an insurmountable lead even if he made a pit stop for enough fuel to finish the race…..and then came what we at ImaSportsphile…

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Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig In Pits With Tony Bettenhausen Crew On Intercom Issues

Tony Bettenhausen Jr. (October 30, 1951 – February 14, 2000) was a Champ Car team owner and driver…. who died in a 2000 plane crash…..and was the son of former 14-time Indianapolis 500 competitor Tony Bettenhausen….as well as the brother of 21-time Indy racer Gary Bettenhausen. The family holds the dubious distinction of the most combined starts in the famous race without…

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TV Ads – 1980 – Singer Patti Caldwell For Her New Album Stretch Marks

Comedian Gilda Radner shows off her comedic genius in this television commercial portrayal of singer Patti Caldwell introducing her new album Stretch Marks…..with such outstanding songs cuts like  F*U*L*L*F*I*L*L*M*E*N*T…..as seen in this video herewith….for Radner was truly a funny lady…..who died from cancer at way too young of an age….while leaving a tremendous legacy of her…

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Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – A J Foyt Makes 30th Ceremonial Walk From Gasoline Alley To His Car

A. J. Foyt is an American race car driving legend….who was born and raised in Houston, TX…..which makes his a “home boy” here at ImaSportsphile….who is considered to be one of the best American pilots in history…..as he won the Indianapolis 500 on four occasions….and was the first to achieve that feat…. which was tied with Al Unser…

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Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig Interviews Al Unser Sr In The Winners Circle After Race

Al Unser Sr. didn’t have a sponsor or a car just over a week before the historic 1987 Indy 500….whereas fate would have it….when Danny Ongais, driver for Roger Penske Racing would crash into the wall during practice runs less than a week before the start of the race…..which would cause Penske to sign Al…

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TV Ads – 1978 – VW Champagne Edition Cars + Dick Van Dyke For Kodak Cameras + Bill Munday Pontiac

This series of 1978 television commercials includes a Volkswagen champagne edition cars ad that was a play on words since the home of Volkswagen USA was in Champaign, Illinois….which is followed by the ever popular Dick Van Dyke of television fame from The Dick Van Dyke Show ….and the movie Mary Poppins……as the song and dance funny…

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TV Ads – 1978 – Tropical Blend Tan Oil + Turtle Wax For Cars + Comet Rice + Mr Whipple For Charmin

So, tell me…..is there anyone who was alive back in the 1960’s. 1970’s and 1980’s that doesn’t remember George Whipple and “please don’t squeeze my Charmin” …..for Mr. George Whipple was a fictional supermarket manager featured in television commercials, radio and print advertisements that ran from 1964 to 1985 for Charmin toilet paper…..when Mr. Whipple typically scolds customers who “squeeze the Charmin toilet tissue in his store”…

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TV Ads – 1979 – Singer Barry White For His Big And Tall That Is All Clothing Stores

NBA legend Bill Russell showed his funny side when he hosted Saturday Night Live in 1979…..as the man with eleven NBA championship rings….for whom the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Trophy is named after…. has a really good sense of humor he exhibited while being SNL’s Host…..as evidenced by this Barry White’s Big and Tall That’s All clothing stores at…

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