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 5: Quest to improve safety: Seatbelts & Airbags
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.
1964 Chevy Corvair Spyder Fitch Monza Sprint Test Drive in HD
This is a Gorgeous example of a Finely restored Chevy Corvair! A Rear
Engine, turbo Charged Flat Six powered
classic. Drop the top and get ready for attention. This specific car is
decked out with almost all of the Fitch Accessories! And it has a ton of
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