Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Jim Lampley + Sam Posey Provide Final PreRace Analysis Before Start

In this final pre-race analysis at the start of the 1986 Indy 500…..ABC’s broadcast crew of Jim Lampley, Sam Posey and Bobby Unser provide last minute commentary on the upcoming race…..as opera singer John Davies fills in for Gomer Pyle (Jim Nabors) to sing Back Home Again In Indiana….when the thousands of helium balloons were released…

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Auto Racing – 1979 – Highlights – Indy 500 – With Rick Mears 1st + Tom Sneva 2nd +Al Unser Sr 3rd

The Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Sunday May 27, 1979…..when second-year driver Rick Mears took the lead for the final time with 18 laps to go….and won his first of four Indianapolis 500 races….plus, it was also Mears’ first of a record six Indy 500 pole positions…..while brothers Al and Bobby Unser combined to lead 174 of the…

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Auto Racing – 1978 – Highlights – Indy 500 Time Trials – A J Foyt Waving Off His Start Controversy

Rain late in the day hampered the qualifying attempts at the 1978 Indy 500…..as the trip through the original qualifying line exhausted at 5 p.m…..and although Tom Sneva officially secured the pole position ….several drivers including Bobby Unser, A. J. Foyt and Pancho Carter, were unable to qualify during the pole round. At 5 p.m., the “third day” of…

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Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – PreRace With Danny Sullivan + Mario Andretti + A J Foyt + Al Unser

As ABC’s Jim McKay hosts this pre-race show for the 1986 Indy 500….as seen in this video herewith….he highlights Danny Sullivan’s “Spin and Win” at the 1985 Indy 500…..then Larry Nuber interviews Sullivan in the garage area….followed by a McKay piece about the hotels close to the Indianapolis Speedway…..then comes an interview in the garage area of…

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TV Ads – 1978 – Actor Steve Martin For The Body Floss

In our complete vintage video library here at ImaSportsphile, we have over 100 episodes of Saturday Night Live from 1977 to 1987…..which means we have a significant number of SNL commercial skits like the one seen herewith…..where Steve Martin pitches The Body Floss, a new product to replace soap and the towel when you clean your body….and like…

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TV Ads – 1978 – MG Midget Cars + Polaroid Cameras + Amalie Motor Oil + Jack In The Box Restaurants

The MG Midget is a small two-seater sports car produced by MG from 1961 to 1979. The first version, announced at the end of June 1961…..was essentially a slightly more expensive badge-engineered version of the MkII Austin-Healey Sprite deluxe version. The original ‘frogeye’ Sprite had been introduced specifically to fill the gap in the market left by the end of production of the MG T-type…

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TV Ads – 1978 – Honda Cars + Liquid Plumber Drain Cleaner + Close Up Toothpaste + Six Flags Of Texas

The Honda Civic is a line of cars manufactured by Honda….which was originally a subcompact….but the Civic has gone through several generational changes….while becoming both larger and more upscale…. and moving into the compact car segment. The Civic coupé is still considered a compact car….and  currently falls between the Honda Fit and Accord. Liquid-Plumer is a chemical drain opener made of 0.5–2% sodium hydroxide and 5–10% sodium hypochlorite and a surfactant….which is produced by Clorox. The product is…

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Auto Racing – 1985 – Highlights Strohs 300 + European Grand Prix – With Chris Berman + Gayle Gardner

The IndyCar Monterey Grand Prix or known as “Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey“ due to sponsorship reason….is an IndyCar Series race held at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, California. The event dates back to 1960…. and became an American open wheel race beginning in 1983…..as the race was part of the CART/Champ Car series from 1983 through 2004…..plus, the race went by many different names…

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Music – 1986 – John Davies – Back Home Again In Indiana – Sung At The Start Of The 1986 Indy 500

Indianapolis opera singer John Davies sings “Back Home Again In Indiana” at the start of the 1986 Indy 500….which has been a tradition since 1946….as it is a song composed by James F. Hanley with lyrics by Ballard MacDonald that was published in January 1917….and although it is not the state song of Indiana….which is “On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away”….it…

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