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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TV Ads – 1980 – Singer Patti Caldwell For Her New Album Stretch Marks

Comedian Gilda Radner shows off her comedic genius in this television commercial portrayal of singer Patti Caldwell introducing her new album Stretch Marks…..with such outstanding songs cuts like  F*U*L*L*F*I*L*L*M*E*N*T…..as seen in this video herewith….for Radner was truly a funny lady…..who died from cancer at way too young of an age….while leaving a tremendous legacy of her…

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Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – A J Foyt Makes 30th Ceremonial Walk From Gasoline Alley To His Car

A. J. Foyt is an American race car driving legend….who was born and raised in Houston, TX…..which makes his a “home boy” here at ImaSportsphile….who is considered to be one of the best American pilots in history…..as he won the Indianapolis 500 on four occasions….and was the first to achieve that feat…. which was tied with Al Unser…

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Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig Interviews Al Unser Sr In The Winners Circle After Race

Al Unser Sr. didn’t have a sponsor or a car just over a week before the historic 1987 Indy 500….whereas fate would have it….when Danny Ongais, driver for Roger Penske Racing would crash into the wall during practice runs less than a week before the start of the race…..which would cause Penske to sign Al…

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TV Ads – 1978 – VW Champagne Edition Cars + Dick Van Dyke For Kodak Cameras + Bill Munday Pontiac

This series of 1978 television commercials includes a Volkswagen champagne edition cars ad that was a play on words since the home of Volkswagen USA was in Champaign, Illinois….which is followed by the ever popular Dick Van Dyke of television fame from The Dick Van Dyke Show ….and the movie Mary Poppins……as the song and dance funny…

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TV Ads – 1978 – Tropical Blend Tan Oil + Turtle Wax For Cars + Comet Rice + Mr Whipple For Charmin

So, tell me…..is there anyone who was alive back in the 1960’s. 1970’s and 1980’s that doesn’t remember George Whipple and “please don’t squeeze my Charmin” …..for Mr. George Whipple was a fictional supermarket manager featured in television commercials, radio and print advertisements that ran from 1964 to 1985 for Charmin toilet paper…..when Mr. Whipple typically scolds customers who “squeeze the Charmin toilet tissue in his store”…

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TV Ads – 1979 – Singer Barry White For His Big And Tall That Is All Clothing Stores

NBA legend Bill Russell showed his funny side when he hosted Saturday Night Live in 1979…..as the man with eleven NBA championship rings….for whom the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Trophy is named after…. has a really good sense of humor he exhibited while being SNL’s Host…..as evidenced by this Barry White’s Big and Tall That’s All clothing stores at…

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TV Ads – 1979 – Dentyne Gum + Timex Black Max Watches + McDonalds Burgers + Amalie Motor Oil

Who says that tv commercials don’t leave lasting impression…..cuz here are a couple from 1979 that have left a lasting impression in our minds here at ImaSportsphile….as we still recall the “buzz lines”…..so remember to “brush your breath with Dentyne” …..and that Timex watches “take a licking and keep on ticking”…..while Amalie Oil is “better than it has…

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Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Al Trautwig Provides Inside Look At Paul Newman + Carl Haas Racing

Newman/Haas Racing was an auto racing team that competed in the CART series and the IndyCar Series from 1983 to 2011….with a partnership that was formed between actor, automotive enthusiast and semi-professional race car driver Paul Newman and long-time auto racing impresario Carl Haas….whereas the duo were competitors in sports car racing during the 1970’s and early 1980’s….before they joined up with each other to enter…

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