The Glory That Is IIHS Crash Videos

IIHS Crash Tests

Car accidents are bad. They are also beautiful. While we all take precautions and steps to ensure we never get into an accident, there is a certain morbid curiosity that comes with car accidents. Not with seeing people be injured, but in seeing the engineering and science that goes into making a 2500 pound chunk of steel survive slamming into a wall at 60 km/h.

Thankfully, we don’t have to subject our own vehicles to this testing. The IIHS, or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, regularly uploads new videos to their youtube channel. These videos show many types of modern vehicles being subjected to various crashes and accidents. If you haven’t already checked out these videos, we highly recommend them. The use of crash test dummies, multiple camera angles, and HD slow motion video makes for some really interesting content. We’ve gathered some of our favourite IIHS crash videos here!

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Ottawa Autorama 2015

2015 Ottawa AutoramaGary’s Automotive recently had the privilege of attending the 3rd annual Ottawa Autorama. The Ottawa Autorama is a showcase of classic restored and custom vehicles both old and new. The cars themselves are quite interesting, with models ranging from moonshiners to Bond cars, monster trucks to street racers, and everything in between.  If you’re a fan of classic or custom cars, then the Ottawa Autorama can’t be missed!

The Classic Cars

One of the main draws at the Ottawa Autorama is the incredible lineup of classic cars. The vintage muscle cars, trucks, and other vehicles have all be carefully maintained and resorted to look like they just rolled off the factory floor. Modern Chargers and Camaros try, but they just can’t beat a classic.

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Movie Cars: The Rocker, The Roller, The Out Of Controller!

Movie Cars

The folks at Gary’s Automotive will keep your car working much better than salvaged cars of a dystopian wasteland. That doesn’t mean these cars aren’t interesting. Here we take a look at a classic car chase movie series.  With a new installment due out next year, it’s not too late to customize your car (we do recommend leaving off any flame throwers or large spikes however). The Mad Max series spiced up the car chase genre and changed the face of it forever. Of course, the film featured some incredibly modified movie cars.

1979 was a big year for motion picture releases. Christopher Reeve first donned the red tights in Superman, Ridley Scott gave us a new fear in Alien, and the first Star Trek film was released. Perhaps most notably, Apocalypse Now hit theatres starring a legendary cast and is still a top contender for “best film of all time”.  In the midst of all these masterpieces, a cult classic power house was quietly released not from Hollywood, but from Australia.

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