Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – The Race Laps 1 Thru 40 – With Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Jim McKay

After charging from the 30th starting position, Mario Andretti’s day was short-lived….when on the 15th lap he brought out the yellow when he stalled in turn three with an ignition problem…..as Andretti set the early pace by leading the first 42 laps…..when Mario later returned to the track his car lasted only four additional laps….and he placed 32nd.…

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Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – ABCs Al Trautwig PreRace Interview With Driver Mario Andretti

Mario Andretti had a long career in racing….as he is the only person to be named United States Driver of the Year in three decades….when he won in 1967, 1978 and 1984…..furthermore, he was also one of only three drivers to have won major races on road courses, paved ovals, and dirt tracks in one season…. which is a…

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TV Ads – 1978 – Comedians Dan Aykroyd + Laraine Newman For The Super Bass-O-Matic 76

Only from the comedic genius mind of Dan Aykroyd could a product like the Bass-O-Matic 76 be conjured up….for even though it is a product that is just a little bit more than “off the wall”…..it is still funny as can be.  We here at ImaSportsphile have written more than once how fortunate we are to have nearly…

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TV Ads – 1977 – Kawasaki KZ400 Motorcycles + 7 Up Soda + Caress Body Oil Soap + McDonalds Breakfast

 In 1963, Kawasaki Motorcycles and Meguro Motorcycles merged to form Kawasaki Motorcycle Co. Ltd.  Kawasaki motorcycles from 1962 through 1967 used an emblem which can be described as a flag within a wing….as work continued on the Meguro K1…. which was a copy of the BSA A7 500 cc vertical twin and on the Kawasaki W1…..when the K2 was exported to the U.S.…

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Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – ABC Jim McKay Commentary On The Passing Of The Torch At Indianapolis

In this one minute video…..ABC’s legendary sportscaster Jim McKay provides commentary on the “passing of the guard” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the 1986 Indy 500…..as none of the “old guard” with the likes of A. J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr., Gordon Johncock, Tom Sneva, Bobby Unser et al had absolutely no impact on the 1986…

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Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – NBCs Al Trautwig PreRace Interview With Driver Michael Andretti

Michael Andretti is an American former auto racing driver and current team owner….who is statistically one of the most successful drivers in the history of American open-wheel car racing…..after winning the  1991 CART PPG Indy Car World Series….and amassed 42 race victories….which is the most in the CART era and fourth-most all time.   Since his retirement from active…

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Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 PreRace Special With Jim McKay + Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Jack Arute

The 70th Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Saturday, May 31, 1986…..after being rained out on May 25–26, the race was rescheduled for the following weekend. The race was sanctioned by USAC….and was included as part of the 1986 CART PPG Indy Car World Series…..when for the first time ever, ABC Sports televised the race live “flag-to-flag” on network television in the…

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Auto Racing – 1986 – NBCs Dale Hansen Provides Highlights Of The 1986 Auto Racing Season

In this video, NBC Sports Dale Hansen hosts the network’s 1986 year in sports in review program….which provides a look at the 1986 indy 500 race that was finally run after a week long rain delay…..when driver Bobby Rahal snatched a victory in the race in a dramatic fashion on a restart with two laps…

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TV Ads – 1977 – Winchells Donut Shops + Southwest Airlines + Six Flags Over Texas + Dunlop Tires

Winchell’s Donuts is an international doughnut company founded by Verne Winchell on October 8, 1948, in Temple City, California….which currently has over 170 stores in 6 western states….as well as Guam,  Saipan and Saudi Arabia. The chain’s slogan is “Home of the Warm ‘n Fresh Donut,”….and it claims to be the West Coast’s largest doughnut chain…..which also offers its customers a 14-doughnut dozen….as opposed…

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