TV Ads – 1977 – Honda Motorcycles + Schick Razors + House Of Jeans Austin + Dog Stop Restaurants ATX

Honda is the largest motorcycle manufacturer in Japan….and has been since it started production in 1955.  At its peak in 1982, Honda manufactured almost three million motorcycles annually…..but by 2006 this figure had reduced to around 550,000….which was still higher than its three domestic competitors. Schick is a brand of personal care and safety razors owned by Edgewell Personal Care. The company…

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TV Ads – 1978 – Schlitz Beer + Volkswagen Cars + Dr Pepper Soda + Movie Promo Warlords Of Atlantis

In our TV ADS section here at ImaSportsphile…..we have a significant number of tv commercials for movies that were coming to theaters near you….like Warlords of Atlantis….as seen in this video herewith….which was a 1978 British science fiction/fantasy film directed by Kevin Connor and starring Doug McClure, Peter Gilmore, Shane Rimmer, and Lea Brodie…..with a plot that was about a trip to the lost…

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Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Laps 148 Thru The End – With Bobby Rahal + Kevin Cogan + Rick Mears

With 14 laps to go in the 1986 Indy 500….Rick Mears led Bobby Rahal and Kevin Cogan…..with Michael Andretti was still clinging on to the tail-end of the lead lap in 4th place…,and just ahead of Mears….when as the leaders approached traffic…..Rahal looked to pass Mears for the lead…..and down the backstretch, Rahal took the lead and headed towards turn 3…..as…

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Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – The Elegance & Eloquence Of Jim McKay After The Blowing Of Taps

“Taps“ is a bugle call played at dusk…..during flag ceremonies….at military funerals by the United States Armed Forces…..as well as at the start of the Indy 500 each year….along with a moment of silence….for those who have died at the Indy 500.  The tune is also sometimes known as “Butterfield‘s Lullaby“, or by the first line of the lyric, “Day Is…

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Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – Driver Rich Vogler Crashes Into Wall On Turn 3 To End Day Of Racing

Rich Vogler (July 26, 1950 – July 21, 1990) was a champion sprint car and midget car driver….who was nicknamed “Rapid Rich”….as he competed in the Indianapolis 500 five times…..with his best finish being eighth in 1989.  Vogler was the National Alliance of Midget Auto Racing (NAMAR) midget champion in 1973….who won the midget car track championships at the Indianapolis Speedrome in 1984 and…

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Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – The End Of The Day For Driver A J Foyt + Interview With Jack Arute

Growing up in the State of Texas is like being branded XXL for the rest of your life….cuz everything is bigger in Texas…..and anyone from the other 49 US States knows this…..which means that even our heroes are bigger….for that is just a simple fact….I mean, just to name a few….Ben Hogan (golf)….Shaquille O’Neal (basketball)….Babe…

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Auto Racing – 1986 – Indy 500 – ABCs Jim McKay + Jim Lampley Call The Exciting Last 8 Laps Of Race

The 70th Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Saturday, May 31, 1986…..when after being rained out on May 25–26….the race was rescheduled for the following weekend….as Bobby Rahal was the winner…..while becoming the first driver in Indy history to complete the 500 miles (800 km) in less than three hours. Nearly the entire race unfolded as a three-way…

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TV Ads – 1977 – Suzuki Motorcycles + Ultra Brite Toothpaste + Dog Stop Restaurants Of Austin

Right about the time that Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, was opening his sports bar in 1976 at 302 E.6th St. in Austin, Texas….two of his fraternity brothers at the University of Texas back in the late 1960’s….were also getting into the food and beverage industry….which was a hot dog / sandwich shop called “Dog…

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Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – ABCs Al Trautwig In The Garage Of Car # 87 With Driver Steve Chassey

Steve Chassey is a former driver in the CART Championship Car series…..where he raced in 9 seasons from 1981, 1983–1989,and 1992….with 44 career starts….which included the Indianapolis 500 in 1983, 198 (as seen in this video herewith) and 1988…..where he finished in the top ten 4 times….with his best finish in 5th position in 1981 at Watkins Glen International.  He raced his…

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