TV Ads – 1979 – Marriott’s Essex House NYC + NBCs Brothers & Sisters + Jack In The Box Breakfast + Modern Furniture Of Austin + Janet Stockard Attorney In Austin

Around 1979, Jack in the Box dramatically altered their marketing strategy by literally blowing up the chain’s symbol….the jack in the box….which was in television commercials with the tagline, “The food is better at the Box”….as  Jack in the Box announced that it would no longer compete for McDonald’s target customer base of families with young children….but…

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TV Ads – 1979 – MG Sports Cars + Dentyne Gum + Waverest Waterbeds + Time Life Books World War II

Man, the MG Sports Car was quite the beauty back in 1979…..for there never has been….nor will there ever be another car that is like the MG Sport Car during the 1950’s to the 1980’s….as it truly was a sports car…. and anyone who ever dream of owning one would tell you that you had…

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Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Driver Kevin Cogan Talks About What Its Like Having 90K Fans Boo You

Every now and then we here at ImaSportsphile get a video that really makes us think….I mean, can you imagine what it would be like to be booed by every person in a crowd of 90,000 excited fans….well, I had never thought about that before seeing this video….but, now that I have….I sorta began to…

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TV Ads – 1978 – Volkswagen Bus + Polaroid Camcorder + Waverest Waterbeds + Movie The Amsterdam Kill

In the Volkswagen Bus Type 2….seen in this video herewith….is the Type 4 engine “pancake engine”….which was an option for the 1972 model year onward…..as this engine was standard in models destined for the US and Canada….for only with the Type 4 engine did an automatic transmission become available for the first time in the 1973 model year….as both…

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Auto Racing – 1954 – Hilites Of The Indy 500 – Featuring Driver Bill Vukovich Winning 2nd In A Row

Just another little “nugget of gold” highlight video in our treasure chest of vintage memories…..as seen in this video herewith…..where in less than one minute….our viewers get to watch highlights of Indy car driver Bill Vukovich driving his car to his 2nd Indy 500 win in a row…..becoming the 1st driver ever to accomplish that feat….just a…

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Music – 1978 – Johnny Rodriquez + Willie Nelson – Jambalaya – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

The pride and joy of the Austin Music Scene rests in the heart and soul of “favorite son” Willie Nelson…. so, every piece of video that we have of Shotgun Willie is nothing but “Pure Gold” to us here at ImaSportsphile….for Willie has serenaded music lovers in Austin, Texas for the better part of 60+ years…. and when you went…

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Auto Racing – 1961 To 1986 – Jim McKay Wide World Of Sports 25th Anniversary Auto Racing Special – When Is Going Faster Going Too Fast

This video seen herewith is MUST SEE TV for any and all auto racing fans…..as Jim McKay hosts ABC’s Wide World of Sports 25th Anniversary Show…..and he provides a look back at their coverage of auto racing events over the past 25 years from 1961 to 1986….when the always “elegant and eloquent”  sportscaster provides an array of…

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Auto Racing – 1979 – Indy 500 Trials – Chris Economaki Interviews Bill Alsup On Car Disqualification

In this interview between ABC Sports roving reporter Chris Economaki and Penske car # 66 driver Bill Alsup at the 1979 Indy 500 Time Trials came about afterr Alsup had qualified for the big race….while becoming the 1st driver from the State of Vermont to ever qualify for the Indy 500…..only to be disqualified for the engine…

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