Saving a 1950 Chevrolet Bel Air

A 1950 Chevrolet Bel Air being pulled out of a norwegian mountainwater in Rømskog on July 16th 1994 after spending 25 years at the bottom!!!

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1959 Chevrolet Bel Air vs. 2009 Chevrolet Malibu IIHS crash test
IIHS 50th anniversary demonstration test • September 9, 2009 In the 50 years since US insurers organized the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, car crashworthiness has improved. Demonstrating this was a crash test conducted between a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. In a real-world collision similar to this test, occupants of the new model would fare much better than in the vintage Chevy. "It was night and day, the difference in occupant protection," says Institute president Adrian Lund. "What this test shows is that automakers don't build cars like they used to. They build them better." The crash test was conducted at an event to celebrate the contributions of auto insurers to highway safety progress over 50 years. Beginning with the Institute's 1959 founding, insurers have maintained the resolve, articulated in the 1950s, to "conduct, sponsor, and encourage programs designed to aid in the conservation and preservation of life and property from the hazards of highway accidents." More information at

Car pulled from Bridgewater river had been stolen 20 years a
The Enterprise of Brockton Car pulled from Bridgewater river had been stolen 20 years ago The 1984 Toyota Celica reported stolen in Taunton 20 years ago. LOST AND FOUND By Maureen Boyle ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER BRIDGEWATER — John Beals first spotted something in the waters off Ply mouth Street several years ago while canoeing along the Town River with his chil dren. He finally learned what it was Wednesday, when the Fire Department — using a bor rowed crane — pulled up a 1984 Toyota Celica reported stolen in Taunton 20 years ago. Beals and his children, Za ck, 11, and Allie, 9, watched as Bridgewater Fire Department divers examined the area around the car and as the rust ed vehicle was pulled from the water. Beals said they had noticed an object un der the water years back during one of their canoeing outings. "We couldn't tell what it was," he said. Then, last week, with the wa ter levels lower, they could make out the outline of what appeared to be a car. Beals first called the state Department of Environmental Protection this week to report the find then was referred to the Police and Fire departments. Deputy Fire Chief Thomas D. Levy said the Fire Department was called late Tuesday, and a preliminary look of the area was made. Divers returned Wednes day morning, along with a crane donated by City Crane of Avon, to examine the vehicle better. Firefighters George Hogg and Tom Luckman, members of the dive team, dove into the water as Firefighter Glenn Grafton and Lt. Eric Elder, fellow team mem bers, assisted in the effort. "It was very murky," Hogg said. The firefighters broke open the car window, to see what was inside the vehicle. "There was a little bit of gaso line that came out," Hogg said. The car was under about 7 feet of water, he said. Maureen Boyle can be reached at

Abandoned cars in forgotten junkyard
These pictures were taken in May of 2010 in the Michigan woods. The junkyard is permanently closed and has posted no trespassing signs all over the place. I spoke to the person who owns the property and was given special permission to explore. This site covers 120 acres and is packed with cars from the 1930's on up. I only had an hour to look and it must be done on foot. Enjoy the pics, places like this just don't exist anymore. Truely a rare find. Thanks to my buddy Chris for the tip on this hot spot.

Will it Run? Episode 11: 1950 Chevrolet Fleetline (Part1 of 2)
Hi! This is the latest installation in our series on salvaging junk cars and trying to get them to run, for no really good reason. This time our subject is a 1950 Chevrolet Fleetline Deluxe, parked since 1966! Parts of the engine are missing, and so are the seats. The budget for repairs is about $20, as usual. We'll trade our junker pickup for the missing parts. I traded a couple of dead Mercs for this Chev because I thought it should be saved, and not parted out. Join us for a tour of Coyote Auto Salvage as we find the missing parts and take our new treasure home. In part 2, see if we can get it to go, and look a little better, too. Re-uploaded due to steady-cam feature malfunction. Thanks for checking it out!