Hey! IIHS Has 591 Videos of Crashing Cars!

This morning I landed on a crash test video that was made by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.  When I was done watching the crash test, I realized that there were about 590 more to watch! GOLD MINE!  There is no denying it, watching cars smash into each other without real lives at stake is really about as good as it gets.  Most of the videos are short, sweet, and all business.  Car enters at stage right with a high rate of speed, smashes object at stage left. Then they do a slow motion replay, and it’s a wrap. Next!  It isn’t just brand new cars either, there are a variety of older car tests too! Here are 4 of my favorites so far.

Here is a 1996 Chevy Astro Van folding up:

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The sweetest car collection….. in the Woods.

One of my favorite things to do in “off  seasons” (read: cold seasons), is to look at abandoned & wrecked old cars in the woods and in the junkyards.  I’m not really sure why I enjoy looking at old rotten cars, but it’s probably the same reason that dogs chase cats; because they can.  I have come across some really amazing vehicles over the years, but one of my all time favorites was finding a large wooded area of TriFive Chevy’s, most of them being 1957’s. There were probably about 20 of them, and almost all models were present from two doors, to 4 doors, and even wagons. Other than the convertibles & Nomads, no model was spared from this automotive atrocity.

Got a picture of an old rotten car ?  If so, send it over to jnutt@1aauto.com, and I will make sure it gets up here.