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Monday, February 22, 2010

Crumple Zone indeed...

It's been a while, but it's time to post my first entry of 2010. Given that the World Rally Championship began last week and Formula 1 is starting in a few weeks, you can expect some frequent posts.

Anyway, I am not sure how I came across these, but the two videos below show just how far we've come in automotive safety. The first shows a crash between 2009 and 1959 Chevrolets. The difference is astonishing...needless to say the 1959 driver won't be walking away from this one.

The next one is an early-80s VW transporter fully loaded at about 50 mph. The engine in these is in the rear, so there's not much to stop the momentum. Not only will this driver not be walking away, I am not sure they'll be able to find him.

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