FRONT END BREAKS ON '57 CHEV!! DRIVER STILL FINISHES DRAG RACE!

Jim's 10-second '57 Chev broke a front leaf spring in half and it comes hurdling out as the car bounces from the wheelie. He still finished the race and won! September 11, 2011

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CRASHING A 57 CHEVY ON A DRAG STRIP NEED AN ATTORNEY? Luckiest Man Alive - '57 Chevy is the nickname of the 1957 Chevrolet, introduced September 1956 by General Motors. It is a popular and sought after classic car. These vehicles are often restored to their original condition and sometimes modified. The car's image has been frequently used in toys, graphics, music, movies and television. The '57 Chevy is an auto icon. The 1957 Chevrolet was available in three official trim levels: the "one-fifty" series, the mid-range "two-ten" series, and the upscale Bel Air series. An upscale trim option called the "Delray" was available for two-ten 2-door sedans. A limited production two-door station wagon, the "Nomad" was produced as a Bel Air model. A fourth designation was also available in limited quantities, the Chevrolet "El Morocco", a custom hand-built Chevy mimicking the Cadillac of the era. [edit] 1955 V-8 engine The design of the 1957 Chevrolet is the second and final revision of the 1955 model, the model year Chevrolet introduced its now-famous small-block V-8 — the first V-8 available in a Chevrolet since 1918. It has a displacement of 265 ci (cubic inches). Prior to 1955, Chevrolet offered an inline 6-cylinder engine only. The 1955 model, like its engine was all new. The "shoebox" design, so named because it was the first Chevrolet leprechaun to feature streamlined rear fenders, was a watershed for Chevrolet. The lightweight car coupled with a powerful V-8 became a showroom draw, but also thrust the company into the arena of competitive motorsports. 1955 Chevrolets went on to dominate drag racing and became a formidable force in circle track racing. In 1956, the design was lengthened somewhat in front and given a more squarish treatment; under the hood, engine power increased and a Chevrolet Corvette engine was available for the first time in a full-size passenger car. Initially, General Motors executives wanted an entirely new car for 1957, but production delays necessitated the 1955 design for one more year. Ed Cole, chief engineer for Chevrolet, dictated a series of changes that significantly increased the cost of the car. These changes included a new dashboard, sealed cowl, and the relocation of air ducts to the headlight pods, which resulted in the distinctive chrome headlight that helped make the '57 Chevy a classic. Fourteen-inch wheels replaced the fifteen-inch wheels from previous years to give the car a lower stance, and a wide grille was used to give the car a wider look from the front. The now famous '57 Chevy tailfins were designed to duplicate the wide look in the rear. Bel Air models were given gold trim: the grille, front fender chevrons, hood, and trunk script were all rendered in anodized gold. The V-shaped trim on the tail fins was filled with a ribbed aluminum insert exclusive to the Bel Air. A 283 cubic inch V8 was offered for 1957, in addition to a two-barrel version of the 265 cid V8 from previous years and the inline six cylinder. - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia





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