Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig With Hard Luck Drive Mario Andretti After Engine Failure

It has been said that no other driver in the history of the Indianapolis 500 has ever had as much “hard luck” as legendary race car driver Mario Andretti…..as the 1987 Indy 500 provides evidence of this opinion….for Andretti led the majority of the race…..and with less than 30 laps to go….while holding a sizable lead over…

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Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Driver Tom Sneva Hits The Wall And Ends His Day Of Racing At Indy

Tom Sneva is a retired American race car driver….who was the winner of the Indianapolis 500 in 1983….. while primarily racing in Indy cars throughout his career….whereas Sneva’s win at Indianapolis followed several runner-up finishes…..and his fair share of notable crashes….as seen in this video herewith.  Sneva was nicknamed “The Gas Man”…..who was an outstanding qualifier…..while winning the pole position at Indy…

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Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Start To Finish – Jim McKay + Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Bobby Unser

The 71st Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, on Sunday May 24, 1987….when after dominating practice….qualifying….and most of the race, the leader Mario Andretti slowed with mechanical problems with only 23 laps to go…..which was followed by Roberto Guerrero the new leader….while being a lap and a half up entered the pits for The Pit Stop From…

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Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim McKay + Jim Lampley Explore The Challenge Of Qualifying For Indy

Qualifying determines which drivers will compete in the Indianapolis 500.  It also determines their starting position on the grid…..as qualifications is also known as time trials….when a race car driver must run four laps around the 2.5-mile oval for a total of 10 miles to complete a qualifying run….as a driver qualifies alone on the track with no other…

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Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Pit Stops Of Leaders Rick Mears + Bobby Rahal At 65 Laps

In this video seen herewith…..the two leading drivers at the 68 lap part of the race….Rick Mears and Bobby Rahal….continue to lead the 1986 Indy 500 until there are just two laps to go……when then leader Rick Mears decides to pit in advance of the other cars to get enough fuel to finish the race….and…

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Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – PreRace In Garage Area With Jack Arute + Larry Nuber + Al Trautwig

ABC Sports had three really outstanding roving reporters covering the garage area and the pits at the 1986 Indy 500….which included Larry Nuber, Jack Arute and Al Trautwig…..as the three are in the garage area in this video herewith covering all things Indy 500 behind the scenes.  These three roving reporters were an ABC Sports…

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TV Ads – 1978 – Essex House NYC + Waverest Waterbeds + Lakehills Cinema Four ATX + T A Station Bar

This particular video features television commercials for one New York City hotel….Marriott’s Essex House….which is right next to Central Park in NYC…..and then there are ads for three Austin, Texas establishments…..Waverest Waterbeds….which started in Austin and spread across the Southwest….. which is followed by a commercial for Lakehills Cinema Four Theaters…..an upscale movie theater close…

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TV Ads – 1978 – Honda Cars + Ultra Brite Toothpaste + Bill Munday Pontiac + Dog Stop Restaurants

Dog Stop Restaurants of Austin were owned by two of Bone Daddy’s (the original Sportsphile) fraternity brothers at the University of Texas back in the mid-to-late 1960’s and 1970’s…..as they started the business shortly after graduating from school.  The concept was very upscale as compared to Der Wienerschnitzel stands….as they were not only drive-thru hot…

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Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim Lampley + Sam Posey What Goes Thru Drivers Mind As Enter Cockpit

Prior to the start of the 1986 Indianapolis 500…..and just before the traditional PA announcement of Gentlemen, start your engines …. ABC’s Jim Lampley asks his broadcasting sidekick, Sam Posey, about what goes through the minds of the drivers as they enter the cockpits of their cars…..which makes this video well worth the price of the ticket to…

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