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Cheker Gas with Gale Sayers (Commercial #2, 1981)

Here's another commercial for Cheker Gas (not Checker) featuring football legend Gale Sayers, here promoting their self-service stations. (The other Cheker ad featuring the onetime Chicago Bears gridiron great can be seen here.)

"Gas is good - price is right."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, September 27th 1981 during the 10:45pm to 11:15pm timeframe.

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Viewer Comments

"That's Cheker--it's a gas!"
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Friday, November 9th 2012 at 8:34pm.

Cheker later was taken over by Speedway.
Comment posted by Dth1971 on Friday, November 9th 2012 at 10:18pm.

I used to have a Cheker near where I grew up and I remember my dad going in there.
Comment posted by LaPrincess on Saturday, November 10th 2012 at 12:13am.

"When I drive into Cheker, I say Sayers, you're right at home." I say either the gas fumes or the concussions have gotten to him.
Comment posted by T.K. on Saturday, November 10th 2012 at 7:26pm.

Or maybe he didn't really get over teammate Brian Piccolo's death . . .
Comment posted by W.B. on Saturday, November 10th 2012 at 9:00pm.

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