Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jerry Gappens Interviews Driver Rick Mears – Winner Of 1979 Indy 500

Rick Mears, also known by the nickname “Rocket Rick”…..is a retired American race car driver….who is one of only three men to win the Indianapolis 500 four times in 1979, 1984, 1988 and 1991….and is the current record-holder for pole positions the Indy 500 race with six in 1979, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1989 and 1991….plus, Mears is also a three-time Indycar series/World Series…

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Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay + Sam Posey Envision How Mario Andretti Will Celebrate Win

In American popular culture….Mario Andretti’s name became synonymous with speed….as with Barney Oldfield in the early twentieth century….and Stirling Moss in the United Kingdom….whereby, Super Mario  had a long career in racing…..after becoming the only person to be named United States Driver of the Year in three decades in 1967, 1978 and 1984.  He was also one of only three drivers to…

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Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jerry Gappens PreRace Interview With Last Year Winner Bobby Rahal

ABC Sports 1987 Indy 500 race coverage included Jerry Gappens as a roving reporter around the track…. who conducted many interviews with meaningful participants in and around the great race…..as seen in this video herewith….where Gappens interviews the 1986 Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal…..for you can readily see by this interview that Jerry Gappens knew…

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TV Ads – 1979 – Dr Pepper + Movie Sgt Peppers LHC Band + Earl Campbell NFL Special + Lone Star Beer

Dr Pepper has always been a favorite “soda pop” around here at ImaSportsphile…..whereby, first of all, DP is a Texas beverage…..conceived and bottled originally in Waco, TX….which is just a short drive from Austin….so, “it’s a home brew, bro”…..which we are quite sure that NFL Hall of Fame running back Earl Campbell….The Tyler Rose…..drank his fair share…

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TV Ads – 1979 – NBC Promo For MacArthur + Schlitz Beer + Juicy Fruit Gum + Steak N Ale Restaurants

In 1979, when Bone Daddy first opened his sports bar The Sports Place, Madison Square Garden at 302 E. 6th St. in Austin, TX…..he specialized in draft beer….with Budweiser, Miller High Life, Lone Star and Schlitz on tap….for he says that Schlitz was 2nd in total draft beer sales to Bud.  Bone Daddy grew up with a…

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TV Ads – 1979 – Schick Ultrex Razors + Lancers Wine + Jack In The Box Breakfast + V8 Sauce

As we have mentioned before…..Granny was Bone Daddy’s mom…..but we all knew her as Granny Jean….and what a special beautiful soul she was….who lived to 94 years….whose favorite “to go” breakfast was the Jack in a Box breakfast special….with 2 eggs, bacon and sausage, hash browns, toast and coffee / juice…..for every time I post a…

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TV Ads – 1980 – Brake Check Shops + Dunkin Donuts Shops + Ford Cars

While posting TV ADS into our vintage library…..it is always interesting to us here at ImaSportsphile which companies are still “alive and well” some 39 years later in 2019….and all three of these businesses certainly are….as our favorite of the three is Dunkin Donuts, of course….I mean, all you have to do is look at those…

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Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – ABC Jim Lampley Covers The Indy 500 Field Starting Row By Row

ABC’s Jim Lampley provides a rundown of the 1987 Indy 500 field of drivers….row by row….with commentary on each driver from the inside pole position of Row 1 with Mario Andretti….thru the entire Indy 500 field….to the outside position of Row 11 with Emerson Fittipaldi…..which sets the stage for what would turn out to be…

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Auto Racing – 1987 – Twin 125 Qualifier – Chris Economacki Interviews Ken Schrader + Bill Elliott

This video seen herewith is the only time we at ImaSportsphile have ever seen a professional auto race that ended in a photo-finish….as Ken Schrader won the 1987 Twin 125 Qualifier 1st race by “the hair of his chinny chin chin” over Bill Elliott…..who was the eventual pole setter at the 1987 Daytona 500…..as CBS Sports…

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