What's Wrong With This Picture: Insufficient Rhino Lining Edition

Jack Baruth
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what s wrong with this picture insufficient rhino lining edition

Before the moose test, there was the rhino test.

Is this a ’55 Chevy? The B&B surely know. What’s important here is how well the passenger compartment stood up to the impact. Chevrolet! Bad for rhinos — good for you!

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  • Moparman426W Moparman426W on Dec 04, 2012

    "is this a 55 chevy?" That has to be a joke, there are certain cars that everyone knows what they are when they see one. Like vettes, beetles and 55-57 chevies.

  • -Nate -Nate on Dec 04, 2012

    I assume everyone here saw the recent crash test where they used a cherry '59 Chevy and filmed it ? . For those who didn't know , '59 Chevies were HUGE and ,made of _tinfoil_ ~ they folded right up in any crash no matter how minor . -Nate

  • Lorenzo Lorenzo on Dec 04, 2012

    It looks like the rhino might have rammed the car from the side. Rhinos are ornery and not very smart - something they have in common with moose (I'm sure everyone has seen the online photo of a rutting moose attempting to hump a buffalo statue on a pedestal?). If so, the photo proves the '55 was as flimsy in a crash as the '59, but both years were curvy but not well braced BOF. Bottom line: the rhino hit the car, not the other way around. Aw, here's the link: http://www.celicasupra.com/forums/showthread.php?40541-Would-You-Consider-This-Statutory-Rape

  • Moparman426W Moparman426W on Dec 05, 2012

    For one thing the 59 chevy was flimsier due to the weak X frame. Secondly, the crash in this case case was not all that severe, judging by the amount of damage to the front clip. Also, the upper part of the front clip took the brunt of the impact, not the frame. You can tell by looking at the car, and it would make sense, due to the height of the rhino's body.