Posted by on Sep 18, 2009 in News & Events |

I’m not an unqualified fan of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, but the group does know how to throw a party. To celebrate its fiftieth birthday, the IIHS crashed a brand new 2009 Chevrolet Malibu into a ’59 Chevy Bel Air.

If you think of cars from the 1950s as rolling fortresses, iron-framed behemoths that could run right over today’s tin cans, watch this. (Stick around until the end to see how the drivers would have fared.)