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.
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1966 Chevrolet "Impact '66 #1" General Motors w/ 60's Demolition Derby Sequence
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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).
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
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...
Mid-Engine Crown Corvair: Porsche Cayman Fighter - /BIG MUSCLE
• Chuck Rust
Wouldn't it have been great if the United States had one truly great
mid-engine sports car? I mean yes, there was the Ford GT40, Ford GT and of
course the Pontiac Fiero (that sucked though), but just imagine if American
manufacturers really had their act together and created something awesome.
Chuck Rust, the owner of this 1965 Corvair Crown V8, knew that the little
Chevy had great potential and that with A LOT of work (and some ingenuity),
it could be turn into something outstanding. This car is about fun,
performance and proving people wrong. It sounds outstanding, has some of
the best lines out there, and thanks to a little funky paint and graphic
work from its' owner, has a presence that few cars can match. One of the
most well balanced performers we've ever driven, this Corvair Crown had us
grinning from ear to ear from the first moment we turned the key.
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.
How To Find A Good Mechanic
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 45 years, gives tips on how to find a
good mechanic to work on your car. With the complexity of modern cars,
there are some repairs that you're going to need a professional mechanic to
fix. So learn how to find one. And, If you like my car help, be sure to
watch my live car talk show every Saturday morning at 10 AM CST on YouTube.
I answer your car questions LIVE there. Just check it out at
eature=c4-overview . And remember, every TUESDAY I upload a new video, so
don't miss them.
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.
61 Corvair Engine Start
1961 Chevy Corvair with 1963 Engine
Engine Restoration and Upgrades:
2 Rochester Carburetor Rebuilt
K&N Style Twin Intake Filters with matching breather
Pertronix Flame Thrower Ignition Coil
Pertronix Electronic 'Ignitor' Ignition
New Distributor Cap
New Positive Battery Cable
Polished and painted trim and accessories
New Negative Ground Cable and Engine Grounds
Castrol High Milage 10W30 Oil Change + Lucas Zinc Oil Additive
C47C Superior Corvair Clark Oil Filter
LS Corvair High Performance Spark Plug Wires (Gray)
New LS Corvair Fan Belt
1965 Chevrolet Corvair Turbo
180hp flat six turbo makes this quicker
than it looks. It certainly would outrun the reputation my mother has of
Corvairs. Can't remember the year her friend had, but the belt flew off
when the two of them were heading up a mountain. I think her friend Judy
eventually got the hang of reinstalling the belt herself since it happened
so often. Taken at Abingdon Lowe's 21 October 2011. I would also encourage
you to look up the Corvair Tank on youtube. Shocking enough, a small
infantry tank was built in the latter 60's with a Corvair drivetrain! No,
it wasn't turbo charged.
Driving the Chevrolet Corvair on FM4
I am driving the Chevrolet Corvair Monza at the Top Gear Test Track on
Forza Motorsport 4. This car is part of the March Pirelli Pack.
The Chevrolet Corvair is the only American-made vehicle that comes with a
layout of rear-engined rear-wheel drive. What's featured on Forza
Motorsport 4 is the second-generation Chevrolet Corvair, but to be
specific, the Monza model. Introduced in the 1967 model year, it was the
first to feature a collapsible steering column, dual circuit master
cylinder with warning light, nylon reinforced brake hoses, stronger steel
door hinges, "mushroomed" instrument panel knobs and a vinyl-edged
In present, the Chevrolet Corvair is one of the most dangerous cars to
drive because back in 2007, Time Magazine named it one of the 50 Worst Cars
of All Time because of the handling issues and it said "It leaked oil like
a derelict tanker. Its heating system tended to pump noxious fumes into the
cabin. It was offered for a while with a gasoline-burner heater located in
the front "trunk", a common but dangerously dumb accessory at the time."
By interest, the Chevrolet Corvair was featured on Top Gear USA's Dangerous
Cars episode. Rutledge Wood drove the Corvair while Adam Ferrera drives a
Ford Pinto and Tanner Foust drives the Suzuki Samurai.
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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.
GM's First EV Electrovair II in 1966
This promotional film details the engineering features and technological
advancements of the Electrovair II, an electrically-powered version of the
second generation Chevrolet Corvair built by General Motors Research
Laboratories as it tours the Technical Center campus in Warren, Michigan.