Walk around of my 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air 327, 6-speed.
Motor is a 1961 327 with Dart iron angle plug heads. Airgap intake with a 650 Holley, Competition Hydraulic Cam. Motor was built by Performance Engineering in Grand Rapids MI. Motor Dynoed at 420 horsepower. Patriot ceramic coated headers. Griffin radiator. MSD. Richmond six speed with Lakewood bell and centerforce clutch. 9" Ford rear end with with new Eaton Tru Track posi unit. Moser axles. 4.56 gears. All new brakes front and rear, discs up front. 2" dropped spindles. Rims are Torque Thrust 2s, 17x8 and 17x11 rear. Tires are Nitto 255 40 17 and 285 40 17. Car has a 21 gallon fuel cell.
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air with Pin Up Girl Angie in Mission Beach San Diego
Come with us on a photo shoot in Mission Beach San Diego as we check out a mint 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air hardtop owned by Ray Hamel with swimsuit pin up model Angie. Mission Beach San Diego is the home to classic cars, hot rods and beautiful swimsuit pin up models on a sunny day. For more photos of this Chevy Bel Air and swimsuit model Angie check out the SoCal Beaches Magazine website at www.socalbeachmag.net or on Myspace.com at www.myspace.com/socalbeachesmagazine
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air "Like New! Only Better!"
Show quality 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air that just had a frame off restoration! This car is absolutely beautiful from top to bottom. Put back to original color combination of Dusk Pearl paint and black and silver interior. With one of the most attractive interiors ever put in a car, the '57 Bel Air really sets itself apart from the competition. This Bel Air is no exception. The silver and black interior, chrome gauges and trim, and Dusk Pearl painted dash, it begs you to go for a ride! This Bel Air has Vintage Air AC, AM/FM radio, power brakes, power steering, new glass, new chrome, all stainless polished, new tires and wheels. This beauty is powered by a fresh GM Goodwrench 350 Turn-Key crate engine with Sanderson headers pushing 330 horsepower, which is still under warranty. This car is restored right and is priced at about half of the cost to restore a car to this condition. The bottom of this car is as clean and restored as the top and it looks as good as the day it rolled off the showroom floor. Please, call 800-231-3616 for additional details.
1957 Pro Touring Belair Convertible
OUR GOAL IS TO BUILD THIS CAR WITH THE SAME
CLASSIC STYLE OF THE 50'S BUT WITH THE TECHNOLOGY OF 2009
THIS BUILD WILL BE ONE SWEET RIDE. IT WILL BE ON A PRO TOURING THEME. ALL NEW CUSTOM CHASSIS FROM FATMAN TO GIVE THE LOW STANCE BUT CORVETTE RIDE AND HANDLING. CHASSIS SET UP FOR LS2 WITH AUTO TRANNY. MOSER NINE INCH REAR WITH 370 POSI , WILLWOOD BIG BRAKES FRONT AND REAR.
1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air 327, 6-speed interior shot
1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air 327, 6-speed interior shot. Motor is a 1961 327 with Dart iron angle plug heads. Airgap intake with a 650 Holley, Competition Hydraulic Cam. Motor was built by Performance Engineering in Grand Rapids MI. Motor Dynoed at 420 horsepower. Patriot ceramic coated headers. Griffin radiator. MSD. Richmond six speed with Lakewood bell and centerforce clutch. 9" Ford rear end with with new Eaton Tru Track posi unit. Moser axles. 4.56 gears. All new brakes front and rear, discs up front. 2" dropped spindles. Rims are Torque Thrust 2s, 17x8 and 17x11 rear. Tires are Nitto 255 40 17 and 285 40 17. Car has a 21 gallon fuel cell.
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 445 HP Hot Rod Restomod
I thought you'd like a look at this extremely clean, custom 1957 Chevy Bel Air. It's packing a very stoutly built 377 small-block under the hood, that's pumping out 445 HP. The engine is backed by a turbo 350 with a B&M Converter and a posi rear end out back with Moser axles. The car also has upgraded suspension and four wheel disc brakes. This vehicle is built right, there's no doubt. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for watching!
Background track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download link:http://music.incompetech.com/royaltyfree2/Whiskey%20on%20the%20Mississippi.mp3
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
hot rod rat rod custom restored vintage collector classic automobile Chevy Chevrolet stroker 377 small block B&M horsepower restomod lead sled
Crash Test 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air VS. 2009 Chevrolet Malibu (Frontal Offset) IIHS 50th Anniversary
In the 50 years since US insurers organized the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, car crashworthiness has improved. Demonstrating this was a crash test conducted on Sept. 9 between a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. In a real-world collision similar to this test, occupants of the new model would fare much better than in the vintage Chevy.
"It was night and day, the difference in occupant protection," says Institute president Adrian Lund. What this test shows is that automakers don't build cars like they used to. They build them better."
The crash test was conducted at an event to celebrate the contributions of auto insurers to highway safety progress over 50 years. Beginning with the Institute's 1959 founding, insurers have maintained the resolve, articulated in the 1950s, to "conduct, sponsor, and encourage programs designed to aid in the conservation and preservation of life and property from the hazards of highway accidents."
A decade after the Institute was founded, insurers directed this organization to begin collecting data on crashes and the cost of repairing vehicles damaged in crashes. To lead this work and the Institute's expanded research program, insurers named a new president, William Haddon Jr., who already was a pioneer in the field of highway safety. In welcoming Dr. Haddon, Thomas Morrill of State Farm said "the ability to bring unbiased scientific data to the table is extremely valuable." This scientific approach, ushered in by Dr. Haddon, is a hallmark of Institute work. It's why the Institute launched the Highway Loss Data Institute in 1972 — to collect and analyze insurance loss results to provide consumers with model-by-model comparisons.
Another Institute milestone was the 1992 opening of the Vehicle Research Center. Since then, the Institute has conducted much of the research that has contributed to safer vehicles on US roads. At the anniversary event, current Institute chairman Gregory Ostergren of American National Property and Casualty summed up a commitment to continue what fellow insurers began in 1959: "On this golden anniversary of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, we celebrate this organization's accomplishments toward safer drivers, vehicles, and roadways. We salute the vision of the Institute's founders and proudly continue their commitment to highway safety."