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PostSubject: 1959-2009 Chevy Crash   Fri 29 Nov 2013, 3:11 am

Step son was showing me this after Thanksgiving dinner. I can't believe what a beating that 1959 Chevy takes. I thought it would ruin the 2009. Seeing is believing.

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PostSubject: Re: 1959-2009 Chevy Crash   Fri 29 Nov 2013, 10:36 am

That is just one way that modern cars are vastly superior to the cars gone by. 001 

But unfortunately, modern cars cannot compete on sheer 'style, flair and soul'.  

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PostSubject: Re: 1959-2009 Chevy Crash   Fri 29 Nov 2013, 4:40 pm

Doesn't surprise me a bit, I saw a small Renault Modus wipe out a 940 Volvo estate somewhere recently, the Renault was about 12 years newer at the time of the test.
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PostSubject: Re: 1959-2009 Chevy Crash   Sat 30 Nov 2013, 10:15 pm

Yep, old cars are cool, but they're death traps compared to today's cars. But you still get some people who will tell you that "modern cars are no good because they crumble around you"

The 'driver' of the Malibu is going to be sore & sorry- maybe some broken bones.
The 'driver' of the '59 isn't going to feel anything. He's toast.

I always drive more cautiously in my '69. It just doesn't stop, steer or brake like modern cars.
At least it's got seat belts.
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PostSubject: Re: 1959-2009 Chevy Crash   Sat 30 Nov 2013, 11:44 pm

Imagine how I felt driving my 32 Morris with cablebrakes!!! Even at 35mph, I had to 'plan' my braking!!! LOL

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PostSubject: Re: 1959-2009 Chevy Crash   Mon 02 Dec 2013, 2:49 am

Cable brakes   I worked on golf cars ( street legal golt cart's ) and I know what ya mean, golf carts arn't to bad to get stopped but they don't weight much either  
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PostSubject: Re: 1959-2009 Chevy Crash   Tue 03 Dec 2013, 2:36 am

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Imagine how I felt driving my 32 Morris with cablebrakes!!! Even at 35mph, I had to 'plan' my braking!!! LOL
Did you have to "book ahead' to overtake cars:18: I've never driven a cable braked car, though I've had a few 4 wheel drum cars- still have one.
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PostSubject: Re: 1959-2009 Chevy Crash   Tue 03 Dec 2013, 9:59 am

LOL............. overtake!!! are you mad?

The 0-60mph time was............... NEVER. It would only do 50mph when new!!! LOL

She was lovely though!! We called her 'Chicken'.


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PostSubject: Re: 1959-2009 Chevy Crash   Tue 03 Dec 2013, 3:33 pm

Nice car Al - I’ve never had anything that old.
There is a chap in the village who is a member of the North East Pre-War Austin Club
and has a small collection of similar sized Sevens and a Ruby - that certainly wouldn’t stand a chance in a shunt with any modern car.

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