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1959 vs 2009 Impala crash test
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At the meeting last night, this video came up. If you haven't seen it, here's your chance.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted a unique crash test to demonstrate the advances in motor vehicle safety over the last 50 years. In this test, a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu and a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air are both going 40 mph and the vehicles collide offset, driver side to driver side. This is the same crash configuration represented by the Institute’s 40 mph frontal offset barrier test, which is used to rate the frontal crash performance of new cars.


http://www.metacafe.com/watch/3411755/crash_test_1959_chevy_bel_air/


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Awesome!!

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Safety has come a long way no doubt.. I wonder if the 50 years of rust flying off the 59 hindered its performance some blankstare.gif

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Ive seen that before. Its too bad they had to wreck a 59 just to show how far crash safety has become. I figured that would have been obvious. 

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