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Car on ice!

A nice trip on a Swiss frozen lake with a Chevrolet Corvair (1960). This experience was possible because of the amazing cold days we had during several weeks. We do not own anything about the music. Enjoy the video!


 


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1966 Chevrolet "Impact '66 #1" General Motors w/ 60's Demolition Derby Sequence
more at http://cars.quickfound.net/ Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demolition_derby Demolition derby is a motorsport usually presented at county fairs and festivals. While rules vary from event to event, the typical demolition derby event consists of five or more drivers competing by deliberately ramming their vehicles into one another. The last driver whose vehicle is still operational is awarded the victory. Demolition derbies originated in the United States and quickly spread to other western nations. In Europe, this type of event is called banger racing, although in a demolition derby, racers do not race against each other, instead aiming specifically to destroy the other cars. Demolition derbies can be very dangerous. Although serious injuries are rare, they do happen. Drivers are typically required to sign a waiver to release the promoter of an event from liability. To make the event safer, all glass is removed from the vehicle, and deliberately ramming the driver's-side door area is forbidden. The driver's door is often required to be painted white with black numbers or blaze orange, or with contrasting colors, for visibility. Most demolition derbies are held on dirt tracks, or in open fields, that are usually soaked with water. This causes the competition area to become muddy, which in turn helps to further slow the vehicles. Some drivers use both the front and rear of the vehicle to ram the other competitors. Others tend to use only the rear end of the vehicle, to help protect the engine compartment from damage. Demolition derbies were first held at various fairs and race tracks and speedways by independent promoters in the 1950s. There are unconfirmed reports of events occurring as far back as the 1930s utilizing the abundant supply of worn out Ford Model T's. The originator of the concept for demolition derbies is disputed. One source said that Don Basile is often credited with inventing the demolition derby at Carrell Speedway in 1947. Another source states stock car racer Larry Mendelsohn created the concept for demolition derbies at New York State's Islip Speedway in 1958 after realizing many people favored wrecks to racing. The sport's popularity grew throughout the 1960s, becoming a standard of county fairs in rural areas, and becoming a quirky subculture nationwide. In 1965 a reported crowd of 20,000 packed into Rowley Park Speedway to see Australia's first demolition derby. ABC's Wide World of Sports televised the World Championship Demolition Derby from the mid 1960s until 1972. Also in 1972, the Los Angeles Coliseum hosted a demolition derby with mint-condition late model cars driven by Mario Andretti, A. J. Foyt, and Bobby Unser. The popular ABC sitcom Happy Days included the character Pinky Tuscadero, a professional demolition derby driver and occasional love-interest to the show's most popular character, Arthur Fonzarelli. The sport's popularity peaked in the 1970s. By the 1980s, the sport's popularity began to level off, and then possibly decline throughout the 1990s. With the demise of Wide World of Sports, television exposure became virtually non-existent. In addition to safety concerns and the shortage of full-size vehicles, some felt that the sport has shown little change or innovation beyond its original premise of giant lumbering cars sloshing through mud... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Chevy_II_/_Nova 1966 Chevy IIs introduced an extensive sharp-edged restyle based in part on the Super Nova concept car. In general, proportions were squared up but dimensions and features changed little. Highlights included a bold grille and semi-fastback roofline. "Humped" fenders in an angular rear end were reminiscent of larger 1966 Chevrolets, though the 1966 Chevy II and Nova had vertical taillights and single headlights. The lineup again started with Chevy II 100 and Chevy II Nova 400 models...





Corvair Vs Valiant Vintage 1960
This is a Ross Roy filmstrip produced by Chrysler to promote the advantages of the Valiant over the Corvair.





1965 Corvair vs. Mustang
This is a dealer training filmstrip provided to Chevy dealers to teach their salesmen how to sell the Corvair over the Mustang. Message or email me if you'd like to get this on a high resolution standard full screen DVD. Digital conversion and audio visual work © Tim Verthein 2009





The Corvair in Action (1960) Chevrolet Advertising Film
Promotional film for the controversial Chevrolet Corvair.





380 horsepower Corvair engine
A short look at the 2 HP per cubic inch normally aspirated Corvair





1961 chevy corvair commercial lakewood wagon monza
1961 corvair commercial with the lakewood wagon monza 2 door and 4 door driving in the dunes and jumping.





Vintage: The Chevrolet Corvair | Drive it!
In 1959 the Corvair became the first rear-engine production car made in America - and Chevrolet's answer to the VW Bug. By American standards, the Corvair was very small (4.50 meters long) and unusually light (weighing around 11 hundred kilos). Drive it! discovered a number of specimens of what is a very rare American in Europe. More Information: http://www.dw.de/program/drive-it/s-9690-9798





Car & Driver look back on the Corvair





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.





Jay Leno & Corvairs | Vintage Snowmobiles: HCCTV
In the latest episode of HCCTV, we make the most of winter in our vintage snowmobile ride along, then discuss Corvairs with Jay Leno. For more visit http://www.hagerty.com





Corvair Timing.





1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza bodywork and paint
This is the bodywork and paint on a '65 Corvair Monza I recently finished,





Corvair 50th Anniversary Vairs In The Valley Parade
October 2, 1959 was the date that the Chevrolet Corvair was first introduced in Chevy showrooms across the country. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Corvair, enthusiast gathered in many towns and cites for shows, displays, parades, scenic drives, food and fun. One really great celebration was "Vairs In The Valley" hosted by NC Mountain Corvairs, here are a few scenes of some nice Corvairs and two Corvair powered vehicles returning from a parade through Maggie Valley, NC on Oct. 2, 2009.





1960 Chevrolet Corvair upgraded with a kick!
At Rafee Corvair, we recently got done upgrading this 1960 Corvair engine from 80 HP to 102 HP with a kick; to Boost performance, we replaced the 80 HP heads with some 102 HP heads, added a 260 Isky cam, .040 pistons, Hastings piston rings, and electric fuel pump, a hotter coil, 1965 carburetors....and some other mods to increase performance....If you are planning to enhance the performance of your engine, while staying on budget, don't hesitate to contact me, Rafman, at 918-753-2486 for any kind of help...we offer a full line of rebuilding services, and have in stock all the parts you need, for those who want to do it themselves. This engine was rebuilt entirely using parts available online at www.rafeecorvair.com. So, keep them rolling, peace out!





Chevrolet Corvair Video Review
This is my video review of the 1964 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder, created for the Kelley Blue Book video review contest.




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