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Old 09-19-2009, 11:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 09-19-2009, 12:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 09-19-2009, 12:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The whole, "I'm safer in a big car" mentality should just dry up and blow away.

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Old 09-19-2009, 03:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Damn that was a nice one too!!!

I wooda traded em some crusty parts for those nice ones. Or maybe the whole car.

Is that thing cool at about 35 seconds or what?!? Stylin' way to end it all...

I see the fuzzy dice did nothing to cushion the impact. Bummer. Back to the drawing board...

Actually the sizes of the two Impalas aren't all that different over the 50 year span especially where it counts: weight. They weigh the same!
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Old 09-19-2009, 05:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Damn you (crash test in the name of) Science! Poor Chevy Bel Air. It reminds me of my Dad's 1961 Impala.

How come no post-mortem on the crash dummies? Was Quincy on vacation?

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Kind of wish they'd used a smaller car, like a Mini or even a Smart. I'd be curious to see the results of that. Something tells me the smaller, modern car would still 'win'.
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Damn you (crash test in the name of) Science! Poor Chevy Bel Air. It reminds me of my Dad's 1961 Impala.

How come no post-mortem on the crash dummies? Was Quincy on vacation?

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I think the 2009 dummy walked away and had some coffee before they could track him down.
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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...so-o-o-o, how many "stars" did the Bel Air get?

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