We recently lost Jan Gabriel, who made these dragway spots famous.
SAD DAY! SAD DAY! SAD DAY!
Hail and farewell to Jan Gabriel, long time Chicago voice talent and inventor of the iconic "SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!" ads for Chicago's U.S. 30 Dragstrip in the 70's.
Mr. Gabriel, 69, passed away after a long battle with kidney disease, appropriately enough on Sunday.
KAAY advertised for “Carlisle Dragway, I-40 in Carlisle, Arkansas” in a style that mimiced this historic radio voice. I don’t remember who did the spots for KAAY, but maybe DBT does – there were several as I remember.
There’s a good video on Youtube
BE THERE! SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY