TV Ads – 1978 – Wrangler Jeans + Schick Razor Blades + Casual Corner Clothing Stores + Oscar Snowden

Wrangler is an American manufacturer of jeans and other clothing items….particularly workwear. The brand is owned by Kontoor Brands Inc….which also owns Lee brands jeans and clothing…..with Its headquarters is in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina….which has production plants in a variety of locations throughout the world. Schick was founded in 1926 by Jacob Schick as the Magazine Repeating Razor Company….when in that same year….Schick…

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TV Ads – 1979 – Comedian Dan Aykroyd For The Moth Masher – A Device Unlike Any Other

Within in the mind of actor / comedian Dan Aykroyd was a vast space that was occupied by many comedic thoughts of places, things and parallel universes…..which was as uniquely his own as any other comedian to ever walk the face of the Earth….including Jonathan Winters and Robin Williams….evidenced by this Moth Masher product that he came…

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Auto Racing – 1982 – Special – Bob Costas Salutes The King Of NASCAR – Richard Petty In Car #43

Richard Petty, 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…..and was the first driver to win the NASCAR Cup Championship seven times….as Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson are the only other drivers to accomplish this feat….while winning a record 200 races…

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Auto Racing – 1979 – Michigan 125 – Highlights Al Unser Sr Coasts To Pits As Gordon Johncock Leads

Michigan International Speedway (MIS) is a two-mile (3.2 km) moderate-banked D-shaped speedway located off U.S. Highway 12 on more than 1,400 acres (5.7 km2) n the scenic Irish Hills area of southeastern Michigan.  In 1972, Roger Penske purchased the speedway for an estimated $2 million….and during Penske’s ownership the track was upgraded several times from the original capacity to 125,000  seating capacity. In these highlights of the 1979…

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Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay Provides Special Look Into Mario + Michael Andretti Racing

In this video herewith….ABC’s Jim McKay provides a showcase of how father Mario and son Michael Andretti were in the midst of changing Indy Car Racing in the mid- 1980’s.  Mario Andretti is an Italian-born American former racing driver….who was one of the most successful Americans in the history of the sport…..as he is one of only two drivers to have won…

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TV Ads – 1978 – Memorex Audio Cassette Tapes + US Army + Zales Jewelry Stores + Dunkin Donut Shops

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 and then Melissa Manchester….as seen in this video herewith…..when they would sing a note that shattered a glass while being recorded to a Memorex audio cassette. The…

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TV Ads – 1978 – Movie Promo For Damien Omen II + Ford Trucks + Southwest Airlines + Mr Gattis Pizza

Damien: Omen II is a 1978 American supernatural horror film directed by Don Taylor…..and  starring William Holden, Lee Grant and Jonathan Scott-Taylor….as the film was the 2nd installment in The Omen series….which was set seven years after the first film…..and was followed by a third installment,  Omen III: The Final Conflict in 1981. In production since 1948….the Ford F-Series includes full-size pickup trucks, chassis cab trucks, and commercial vehicles. The F-Series…

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Auto Racing – 1947 – Special Feature – John Cobbs Railton Special Breaks 400mph Land Speed Record

The Railton Special, later rebuilt as the Railton Mobil Special, is a one-off motor vehicle designed by Reid Railton….and built for John Cobb’s successful attempts at the land speed record in 1938….in a vehicle that weighed over 3 tonnes….and was 28 ft 8 in (8.74 m) long….8 ft (2.4 m) wide….and 4 ft 3 in (1.30 m) high…. with front wheels that were 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) apart and the rear 3 ft…

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Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jack Arute Interview With Pole Sitter Rick Mears Of Penske Racing

In this video seen herewith….ABC’s 1986 Indy 500 broadcast team of Jim McKay, Jim Lampley and Sam Posey discuss the upcoming race….providing analysis of all that was about to unfold at The Great American Race that day….with so many stories of so many drivers….there was A. J. Foyt with four Indy 500 championships to his credit….an Al…

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