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.
Who Killed the Corvair?
Was it Ralph Nader? Bad publicity? General Motors? The muscle car? Larry
Claypool, Corvair historian, explains his theory on the demise of the
unique, rear-engined car at the Orphan Auto Picnic in August 2009.
CRASH: Ep 1: Carnage: Car Safety & Car Crashes: Pt 4: High Toll, Ralph Nader, Corvair & Pinto
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: The person behind the wheel: Driver Behaviour
and Human Error in causing crashes.
Episode 3: What Happened?: The role of the Car Crash Detective :Forensic
reconstruction of fatal crashes.
The Corvair Song
From chevy album dated 1964 introducing the all new 1965 Corvair with a
little bit of Chevy Steals the Heart Away from 1958
2009 Chevy Malibu vs 1959 Bel Air Crash Test
This crash test between a modern sedan and the classic 1959 Chevrolet Bel
Air shows just how far passenger protection has come in the last fifty
years. The Institute for Highway Safety staged the test to commemorate its
50th anniversary. Find more crash tests on our web site:
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