Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jim Lampley + Sam Posey Provide Commentary On The Middle Of Race

On the 130th lap, Tony Bettenhausen started suffering a handling problem exiting turn two….when down the backstretch, his right-front wheel lug nut may have come off the car….and the wheel began to loosen. In turn three, the wheel came off and began rolling though the north short chute….and that is when 2nd place Roberto Guerrero came up on the…

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TV Ads – 1979 – Clairol Shampoo + Tickle Deodorant + Star Bar In Austin + Rod & Gun Show In Austin

Clairol is an American personal care-product division of company Coty…. specializing in hair coloring and hair care….including shapoo and conditioners to go along with their hair coloring products.  By 1959, Clairol was considered the leading company in the U.S. hair-coloring industry. In 2004, Clairol registered annual sales worth about US$1.6 billion from the sale of its hair-care products. For women of the 1970’s….the personal…

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TV Ads – 1978 – US Army + Jovan Sex Appeal For Men + Winchells Donuts + Zest Soap + Orange Crush

Winchell’s Donuts is an international doughnut company founded by Verne Winchell on October 8, 1948, in Temple City, California…..which currently has 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 to the standard baker’s…

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TV Ads – 1980 – Kromega III Watches – It Takes More Than Two Hands

In this video herewith…..we see a Saturday Night Live comedy commercial for Kromega III Watches….. which is a “comedic spoof” about a new watch product that “takes more than two hands” to operate….cuz it has so many “bells and whistles” integrated into the watch…..and since we here at ImaSportsphile wanted to add some humor to our TV ADS section…..that is why this…

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Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Host Jim McKay Provides Coverage Of First 120 Laps Of The Indy 500

On lap 6, the green flag came back out with Mario Andretti on the lead…..while driving at a blistering pace ….as it took only 7 laps for him to start lapping back markers….when on lap 25, Ludwig Heimrath, Jr. was running 7th…..and made his first pit stop…..but one of the wheels on his car was not properly…

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Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Special Feature – Demonstration Of What Takes Place In A Pit Stop

The pits usually comprise a pit lane which runs parallel to the start/finish straight….which is connected at each end to the main track….along with a row of garages….usually one per team…..which is outside the track and adjacent to pit row….which is where all major work is done. Pit stop work is carried out by anywhere from…

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Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Arch Bishop Edward T Omeara Provides The PreRace Invocation

Edward T O’Meara (August 3, 1921 – January 10, 1992) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church….who served as Archbishop of Indianapolis from 1980 until his death in 1992. The son of Irish immigrants, Edward O’Meara was born in St. Louis, Missouri….and attended Kenrick Seminary before being ordained a priest by Archbishop Joseph Ritter on December 21, 1946…..who then furthered his studies in Rome….where he earned a doctorate in theology from the Angelicum in 1952….and thn on…

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Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – ABCs Al Trautwig Interviews 2nd Place Finisher Roberto Guerrero

With 14 laps to go in the 1987 Indy 500…..driver Roberto Guerrero had a one and a half lap lead over 2nd position driver and eventual winner Al Unser Sr…..which was virtually an insurmountable lead even if he made a pit stop for enough fuel to finish the race…..and then came what we at ImaSportsphile…

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Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig In Pits With Tony Bettenhausen Crew On Intercom Issues

Tony Bettenhausen Jr. (October 30, 1951 – February 14, 2000) was a Champ Car team owner and driver…. who died in a 2000 plane crash…..and was the son of former 14-time Indianapolis 500 competitor Tony Bettenhausen….as well as the brother of 21-time Indy racer Gary Bettenhausen. The family holds the dubious distinction of the most combined starts in the famous race without…

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