Corvair Piranha Man from U.N.C.L.E. Car
This is a re-edit of an older video with some all new footage from my
Piranha file. I used to watch the show when I was a kid. I even had some
UNCLE toys. Enjoy and check out corvairforum.com
Defensive Driving Tactics (1964)
Here is a fine example of a driver education film from more than 45 years
ago. While the cars are all dated, the message is still valid.
CRASH: Ep 1: Carnage: Car Safety & Car Crashes: Pt 2: Alarming Fatalities in the 1950s
From the UK Documentary Series CRASH: Episode 1 of 3: Carnage.
This episode gives a brief history of car safety, showing how our love of
the car soon became tarnished by a massive road toll in the 1950s and 60s
and the designed in faults and dangers that were killing and injuring
motorists at speeds as low as 10mph. The rise of consumerism in the 60s &
70s brought huge changes to the way automakers and governments thought
about car safety and it is now a huge part of automotive engineering
design. This episode also looks at some famous and infamous cars (the Mini,
Corvair, Pinto) and many of the safety flaws in their design.
In this episode:
-Princess Diana Car Crash reconstruction (Part 1)
-Alarming Fatalities of the 1950s (Part 2)
-The Big 3, birth of car safety & the Mini (Part 3)
-Uncontrollable Deaths, Ralph Nader, Corvair & Pinto (Part 4)
-The Quest to improve car safety Seatbelts & Airbags (Part 5)
-Safety Sells the 1980s & 1990s (Part 6)
Episode 2: Fatal Attraction: Driver Behaviour and Human Error in causing
Episode 3: What Happened?: The role of the Car Crash Detective Forensic
reconstruction of fatal crashes.