Pouco tempo atrás foi veiculado no canal PeriscopeFilm o vídeo “1960 CHEVROLET CORVAIR PROMOTIONAL FILM " FROM HERE TO THERE " PAN AMERICAN HIGHWAY MD10004”.
This color educational/promotional film is about how good a Chevy Corvair is. This film was shot in 1960 and was released circa the early 1960s.
Opening: an animated map of the Inter-American Highway, the Central American section of the Pan American Highway that runs between Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and Panama City, Panama. A Chevy Corvair is being sent from Chicago all the way down this highway to Panama (:09-:45). Opening titles: HERE TO THERE (:46-:54).
Chevy cars leave Chicago, ride on the highway. Multiple Chevy Corvairs drive. Stopping at the Mexican border. Down desert roads. Through dirt roads. Driving through Mexico City and through the country of Mexico. The corsairs stop at a scenic overlook (:54-2:23). Fiesta day in Mexico. Villagers look at the Corvair car. The cars push on through Mexican dirt/rocky roads. They make it to Guatemala, a shot of that country’s flag. The cars drive past mountains along rocky dangerous roads and across a bridge (2:24–3:52). The cars have made it to the capital city: Guatemala City and then onward to El Salvador, a border they must cross. Horses on the road as the cars pass. Over the Cuscatlan Bridge. Honduras border. Rough, dusty roads. The cars drive along (3:53–4:52). Nicaraguan border. Shot of the flag. Lake Nicaragua to Costa Rica. The cars go by steep hills and dangerous curves. The cars brake for a horse. Managua, the capital is visited. Highest mountain ranges at over 12,000 feet or higher. The cars drive fast (4:53–6:33). Foggy mountains. The cars drive through fog in Costa Rica. Muddy roads are crossed. A campsite in the jungle for the drivers. They ready the cars and start to drive again. Rain continues as does the mud (6:34–7:52). The end of the road in Costa Rica, pioneer trails make up the road to Panama. Muddy roads, treacherous travel, the cars drive across a stream up a muddy hillside. Crushed stone roads are then driven across. Close on the cars hitting these roads (7:53–9:31). A raft is used to move the Chevy supply truck as well as the Corvairs. Each car crosses the lake. The cars crash through more than 40 streams, some quite deep. Up and down hills, in and out of streams. Muddy roads cause no problems for the cars (9:32–11:29). The biggest obstacle is a giant, swollen river. A bulldozer is brought in to move giant boulders in the water so the Corvair can push right through the deep water. The bulldozers hook a chain to the car and help pull it through. The cars are back on dry land (11:30–13:00). Panama is reached by 3 Corvairs. The cars cruise around Panama. Palm trees. Traveling cars (13:01–13:35). End credits (13:36–13:41).
The Chevrolet Corvair is a compact car manufactured by Chevrolet for model years 1960–1969 in two generations. It is still the only American-designed, mass-produced passenger car with a rear-mounted, air-cooled engine, the Corvair was manufactured and marketed in 2-door coupe, convertible, 4-door sedan, 4-door station wagon, passenger van, commercial van, and pickup truck body styles in its first generation (1960–1964) as well as 2-door coupe, convertible and 4-door sedan in its second (1965–1969).
Competitors included the Volkswagen Beetle, Ford Falcon, Plymouth Valiant, Studebaker Lark, and the Rambler American.
The Corvair’s reputation and legacy, as well as those of General Motors, were badly tarnished by a controversy surrounding its handling ability: the car was scrutinized in Ralph Nader’s 1965 landmark book Unsafe at Any Speed. GM’s top management resorted to unethical measures in response to its accuser. A 1972 Texas A&M University safety commission report for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found the 1960–1963 Corvair possessed no greater potential for loss of control in extreme situations than its contemporaries.
The name “Corvair” is a portmanteau of Corvette and Bel Air, a name first applied in 1954 to a Corvette-based concept with a hardtop fastback-styled roof, part of the Motorama traveling exhibition.
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