8th President: Martin Van Buren, 1837
Ivy = 8 (Van Buren was the eighth president)
Van Blue and Run = Van Buren
View a mag = 837 = 1837 became president
Martian = Martin
It tripped over the ivy (8), but the van that was blue and could run (Van Buren) carried on and won the race and became famous on every newsstand in the world where you could view a mag (837 = 1837).
Connect Van Buren to Martin:
The van that was blue and could run (Van Buren) was driven by a Martian (Martin).
NOTE: The way Mammoth Memory remembers Martin is to think Martin – Martian.