“Facts On Friction” – Brought To You By Chevy
Here it is. Everything you wanted to know about how friction worked in 1934. It works differently now (nope) so this is a look at science before we figured out how to make our eyes see in color. This is another one of those fun old educational videos manufacturers and ed-tech companies released back in the day that helped consumers and nuclear children understand how the world around them works, especially with cars.
So, if you care about how you’re dated drum brake system works, or how your 1934 bias-ply tires stick to the pavement, check out the video below.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” – Chuck Dickens
I’m not entirely sure how that works into this post or the upcoming video by Petrolicious, but I like it and it fits (maybe?). Regardless of my efforts to find deep meaning and highlight the obvious juxtaposition here, this is a great video. It a video that, I think reflects part of what is great about Beater Life.
“Every car has a story, not just the pretty ones” has been our motto from Day 1. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Saab, and Angry Sofa or a Ferrari or sick Datsun like the one in the video, if it’s got a story, if it’s used , loved , and beat on, we’ll love it!
Petrolcious, which is one of my personal favorite blogs to watch, usually produces videos about concourse level cars that you will only see at Amelia Island or Pebble Beach, but every once in a while they put something out that’s pretty relatable. They’ve done their fair share of BMW 2002’s and Alfa’s, but this one from their archives is one of my absolute favorites.
Check it out: