Classic Ads: Pole Position (1982)
Pole Position is an arcade racing video game released in 1982. It was designed and manufactured worldwide by Namco, except in the United States, where it was manufactured by Atari, Inc. It was the most popular coin-op arcade game of 1983.
That year it had become the highest-grossing arcade game that year in North America, where it had sold over 21,000 machines. It was the most successful racing game of the classic era, spawning ports, sequels, and even its own Saturday morning cartoon. Pole Position is thus regarded as one of the most influential video games of all time and one of the most important racing games ever made. [Wiki]