Well anyone who knows me will tell you that I am spend a good deal of time in the past. Not in a bad way, but I do like to study the past and see what has taken us as a people, country, runners, and even as neighbors to where we are today. I mean if it was not for the architects of Phoenix in the 1950’s we would not have the awesome buildings (but quickly disappearing buildings -in the name of progress)- that made Phoenix stand out from the rest of the world). Like the ones pictured here:
I also like to see old articles and magazines, especially advertisements from the past. I love ads from the 50’s and 60’s. Here are a few I have saved up. I really need to get a job in the ad business. Anyone want to hire me?
Alright, enough of that.
Today I came across an interview with Horace Ashenfelter, who won the Gold Medal in the 1952 Olympic 3,000 meter steeplechase, and was a central athletic figure in the Cold War era of history. This interview gives some great insight into what is was like to be an American athlete going up against the finest Russia had to offer, not to mention his side project as a FBI agent…oh yeah that.
If you want to read the interview go here.
On a side note, the University of Colorado radio station AM 1190 is playing some hardcore metal right now…crazy stuff.
Alright, here are a few more ads from the past…enjoy!