Tagged With: Chevrolet

Gunning it! Hot Rods Rule!

In today’s world of airbags, government regulations and technology, driving has seemingly faded into the background, dismissed by the electronic culture of cell phones, social media and the Internet.  However, it wasn’t always this way.  In post-war America of the late 1940’s and 1950’s, it  was the heyday of the automotive culture, the rise of … Continue reading »

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Crushed! A Look Back at the ‘59 Chevrolet!

(1) After seeing the above crash test video from the IIHS comparing the ‘59 Chevrolet to the new ‘09 Chevrolet Malibu, I was shocked to say the least.  Say what you want, but automobile safety has come a long way!  However, on the other hand, seeing the ‘59 really sends me back to that year, … Continue reading »

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Diversion….City, The Road and a Trip.

Hello Dear Readers and Subscribers! As you know we are in the midst of doing a series on the Great Depression: analyzing links, resources, and generally becoming familiar with some aspects of that history that may have been forgotten.  While that is a good thing, it can be a bit of a downer as well. … Continue reading »

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The Death of the Sunday Drive?

Hello Everyone! I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to post up this topic.  The Sunday Drive.  I mean, is that something that’s already history, gone, toast, and I’m just catching up?  Or is it still happening?  The idea of just hopping into the car and driving, with no particular place to go, … Continue reading »

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Pedal To The Metal! Who was Joie Chitwood?

You know, I love to drive! Even with the gas being as expensive as it is, I can’t help but sometimes just grabbing the keys and hitting the road.  Even when I’m not driving, I’m usually reading about it:  Motor Trend, Car & Driver, Jalopnik, etc. So I was pleasantly suprised the other day on … Continue reading »

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Small, cute….and deadly? The strange saga of the Chevrolet Corvair

The early 1960’s, much like today, saw a movement towards economy in automobile design and basic functionality. This was a direct change from the chrome-laden, fuel-hungry autos of the late 1950’s. Streamlined design, fuel economy, and simplicity of operation became the called for norm. Perhaps in response to the increasingly popularity of a little car … Continue reading »

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