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We've all heard about vehicle recalls
but what makes a car truly dangerous?
We're about to find out when we take three of America's most dangerous cars on a road trip
and put them to the ultimate safety test.
These are the most notorious cars in the country.
Each has a design flaw that could turn a simple drive to the mall
into a game of automotive Russian roulette.
The Ford Pinto,
whose hideous styling concealed a tendency to explode when rear-ended.
The Suzuki Samurai,
which disliked cornering so much that it was prone to roll over
at anything more than 40mph.
And the Chevy Corvair -
so lethal that it played a major role in the creation of a government department
dedicated to improving car safety.
But are they really that dangerous?
We decided to find out.
Feast your eyes on one of the most revolutionary cars ever made -
the Chevrolet Corvair.
The engine is in the back. It's an all-alloy, six-cylinder -
there was even a turbo-charged option.
This was our big jump into the sports car world.
This was really the American Porsche.
The Corvair was fine until a busybody lawyer named Ralph Nader
decided to go after it
in a book called Unsafe At Any Speed.
The first chapter was called The Sporty Corvair - The One-Car Accident.
That's not entirely untrue.
But there's a lot of things out there that are unsafe -
hang-gliding, motorcycle riding, eating at a buffet at the airport.
1974 Ford Pinto, the most misunderstood car in history.
People would sometimes put on a bumper sticker
What about this? I'm gonna go to the store to get... "Wait a minute! I've got to get some groceries.
The Corvair is a car that rewards good driving.
This one, you have to hope everyone behind you uses good brakes.
I head that sometimes, when it would blow, it was so strong, it would buckle the car
-and people couldn't get out and they're screaming, "Oh, God, this piece of
-is on fire!"
-Would you want to tailgate a car like that?
-No-one wants to say, "D'you hear about Pete? Died in a Pinto."
"What happened?" "Shopping cart rolled into him."
He almost hit it! You almost died!
-The '88 Suzuki Samurai.
-You know you're jealous.
-The most dangerous SUV ever to be produced.
Consumer reports did the whole rollover thing at 54mph.
-Suzuki sued their asses off.
-Consumer reports didn't do it. Suzuki did it.
-They rolled over.
-It's a driver thing - you don't give in to that scenario.
-This is something...
-When you said they told people, "Don't do that."
Are you talking about turning? Left or right?
-You've got to be kidding me.
-What are we going to do with these?
-I don't know.
-Glad you asked.
"In two days' time, you and your cars will compete in a demolition derby.
Oh, my gosh!
"The ultimate test of vehicle safety."
-You're a dead man!
-I am not!
"Before the demolition derby, you will learn your car's strengths and weaknesses
"when you compete in a race at Willow Springs Raceway."
We need to turn.
I've got it in the bag since I'm in the American Porsche.
-Say it again.
It's not a Porsche!
Our journey to discover just how dangerous our cars really were,
would take us to a town 60 miles outside of Los Angeles.
The desert heat was clearly getting to Rutledge.
The Corvair feels very sporty. I'm getting a lot of looks.
People are checking it out. What was up with that girl?
She's waiting to see it hit a tree.
That's not what she's doing.
It would have been cool to have been around when this car was new
and see what people thought.
It DOES stand out.
I don't feel like there's a huge amount of danger in the car.
It's not like driving a Pinto.
OK, it tended to occasionally burst into flames.
The reason for the explosions was the design.
The gas tank sits between the rear axle and the bumper.
On impact, the bolts from the differential
would rupture the tank and gas would leak out that way,
finding an ignition source and...BOOM.
There's good and bad in everything in life.
It got great gas mileage.
I feel so comfortable tailgating Adam.
-Jeez! Be careful!
You don't scare me.
You know what's a good slogan for the Suzuki Samurai?
"Suzuki Samurai. Who wants to live forever?"
-You know they shortened the name of that, right?
-What was it?
"Suzuki Samur-I'm falling over. The truck is rolling. We're all gonna die!"
This is an off-road machine.
Lots of off-road vehicles have some propensity to roll over,
especially when you put road tyres on them.
I think it was given a bad rap.
If you stay away from slalom courses, in this machine, I think you're all right.
Unfortunately for Tanner, our first challenge was a race around a track,
with a lot of turns.
This is unfortunate. I do not need this.
All right. Lap belt is tight.
Not that I'm going to need any of this,
with the very stable Samurai.
I don't need a helmet in a Pinto.
Might need a fire extinguisher, not a helmet.
The race was two laps of a 1.5-mile track.
Whoever crossed the finishing line first, still living and breathing, would win.
Three, two, one, go!
The Samurai swings its sword out into the lead!
Whoa! Might just spin after all! Wow!
Now I'm behind the Pinto, totally going to hit him.
Ralph Nader's trying to blow me up!
You're not going to blow me up!
It's kind of fun to try and balance it a little bit.
No grip whatsoever.
Come on, Corvair. Get it together.
Louise! Come on!
This thing is dangerous!
With one lap down, Rutledge was struggling to control his spinning teacup.
The Pinto and my Suzuki were way out front but Adam was catching up.
Where are you, Samurai?
You know I've got more horsepower than you.
It's only a matter of time.
It wants to go over a little. That's a little scary.
-We're starting to catch up.
He's got more power!
Driving on two wheels was fun but this was a race.
There was no way I was getting beaten by a Pinto.
Kind of fun to try to balance it at the limit.
Holy BLEEP! Tanner flipped!
Oh! I got him, I got him, I got him!
Oh, great! Oh, come on!
I win! And I didn't blow up!
With a victory for my Pinto complete, it was time to check on Race Boy.
-Let's try to get it right.
-Wait. I want to make sure I'm hearing this. Tanner, best guy behind the wheel,
did something wrong?
-It certainly wasn't the Suzuki Samurai's fault.
I can tell you that because it's not dangerous.
No, it's not dangerous. We should get these for the kids!
Whatever. Let's push this thing over.
One, two, three! Go, go, go!
Good as new. Let's go.
What's next? This is awesome!
-Will you knock it off?
-I know what you're trying to do!
You're trying to blow me up. And it didn't happen.
Adam, you seem to be smoking there. You've got a bit of a problem.
It's not a fire. I played a fireman on TV. I know what fire is.
-I'll be fine.
-I'm going to be a stickler. I'm pretty sure your car is on fire.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Today, we're looking at cars that have been called the most dangerous ones in America.
Clearly, the Pinto does not deserve that title.
You flipped the Samurai. They said it would happen and it did.
What did they say about the Corvair? It was going to spin out and it did.
I won the challenge.
Your car caught on fire.
Not a lot of fire.
But it did.
The Pinto is dangerous even without you behind the wheel.
-Let's just admit all these cars are a bit dangerous.
-A little bit.
Overnight, we made modifications to try to make them safer.
Gentlemen, do you see what I've done?
Is that guard rail from a highway?
-Yeah, I'm a taxpayer.
-This is just a precaution. Just in case.
-In case there's a fire.
Rumour has it these MAY burst into flames.
Is it the bubbling paint and the black soot?
This was just an exhaust leak.
An exhaust leak for a jet fighter, maybe.
You haven't pulled the pins. That's not very...
I'm not out on the road yet. We pull the pins and here is my activation switch.
T-handle. Just in case.
Where you have been trying to protect yourself from the natural danger of the Pinto,
I have made my Suzuki even more fun.
-It's on the wheel.
Gently pull it back.
A thing of beauty!
This is a thing of beauty?
This is terrible.
Give me my helmet. Walk away, people. Get out of there.
OK. He's in.
-Are you ready?
-You got it, dude.
Look at that! He's driving on two wheels!
Tanner's Samurai resembled an amusement park ride from a Third World country,
whereas my design was genius.
Now here's the thing. I'm a man that can admit when he is wrong.
And you know what? I was wrong. Ralph Nader is right.
This car WAS unsafe at any speed.
So I had to make some changes.
You've heard of dualies? This has triples.
-What is that called?
It's "truly" awful.
-I know you're the expert but this might rub a little.
I just need to bend that in a touch.
These six tyres back here are going to help keep it planted.
But that's not all. I needed a little weight in the front,
which is why I went straight to the horse's mouth.
I have 200 copies of Ralph Nader's Unsafe At Any Speed.
They weigh about a pound - 200 pounds up front to keep it planted.
This is poetically beautiful.
I've made the safety modifications. Now what are we going to do?
To find out if our new safety modifications worked,
we each had to complete an obstacle course.
This meant slaloming to avoid hitting the boxes on a one-mile course,
all while having everything from yoga balls to eggs pelted at us.
Whoever knocked down the fewest boxes would win.
Adam was up first.
No firing until the game starts.
-When does it start? Right now?
-Feels like now.
-When does it start?
-Feels like now.
Those two are like chimps in the space programme.
Three, two, one, go!
Take out his visibility. He can't see at all.
I can't see. OK, fine.
-This is the best thing ever.
Oh no, he just threw one back.
I can't see anything.
-We're up here.
-What the hell was on your hands?
My new and improved Pinto only knocked over eight boxes.
Rut was up next. Are you ready, Rut? Go.
Oh, wow! That is so loud.
I realised that in solving the Corvair's love of spinning out,
I created another problem. I think I might have hit them.
Now that I had six rear wheels, it wasn't quite as easy to fit through the narrow gaps.
-Come on, really?
-Right, one last try.
I can't see anything.
Oh no, it is a big one.
-Yes, I'm ready.
Adam knocked over 8 boxes and Rutledge took out 14.
This was a challenge made for my modified Samurai.
It was light, manoeuvrable. The narrow gaps would be no problem.
-I'd just go up on two wheels.
-Three, two, one, go.
-Adam is down. Come on.
-The tyres are too big.
This isn't working.
Maybe about the fourth box I realised my design sucked.
-me! I am just going to go two wheels now.
Oh, slime, completely slime.
Oh, Jesus! There is actual egg in my ear.
There are chunks of egg.
You can kiss my ass.
11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20.
-What? No way.
-Yeah! What happened to you?
It is all the paper roll in my ear.
What the hell was on that thing? It's green!
-I am so sorry. Don't slip on the eggs.
-I will try not to.
There were eggs everywhere.
The Suzuki samuraied almost every box giving my Pinto its second win.
But it would all come down to the final challenge.
So we headed out on the open road.
But had any of us made our cars safe enough to survive a demolition derby?
This is great. We're going on a demolition derby where you back into everybody.
I have a guardrail to use as a battering ram. I am going to kill these idiots.
Hit it all you want, Tanner, nothing is going to happen.
-Handle like a dream.
-What is Adam doing?
If Tanner did this, he would flip over. Ah! BLEEP!
This is starting to get sketchy.
How long are we going to keep doing this?
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Do you two realise you've made these cars even more dangerous?
-And you would know as you're Mr Dangerous behind the wheel, right?
-What are you talking about?
You wreck a lot of cars. Yes, that's it.
You cut the Cadillac in half, you killed the Bronco
and then you set the Maverick on fire.
That was a wiring harness, not my fault.
I don't think it's the car, you are either really brave or just ignorant.
-A walk is as good as a hit, I will take it.
-See, and that's dangerous!
To help teach Adam some fear, we set up a challenge out in the desert.
I put a lot of thought into finding the vehicle that would be a good fit for someone to learn in.
-Something slow. Holy
Something easy to control.
Something that any driver would feel right at home in.
An Ariel Atom.
It is capable of going 0 to 1,600 in 3 seconds.
It has a 475 horsepower engine and only weighs 1,300 pounds.
It makes it about as easy to handle as a jet pack, mounted to an erector set on wheels.
What the hell is this?
-It's a car.
-This my friend, is the Arial Atom.
-Where is the rest of it?
-This is it. It is truly back to basics.
-The fundamentals of driving I'll learn in this?
-Two seats, a steering wheel, a motor.
It's the perfect car for you to really get in touch with car control.
You've wrecked a lot of stuff so I thought that this is the perfect thing
because if you wreck this, you'll die.
Why don't you try it? Getting there and run some laps.
This thing's amazing. You have got insurance, right?
Yes. Life insurance.
That's your helmet on the floor. How does that fit? It is nice.
You looked really good in that.
-Remember, don't die.
-I got it.
Damn, this is the perfect car for this.
As I expected, Adam was having a difficult time figuring out the atom.
-This wasn't just an opportunity for me to laugh at Adam.
I wanted him to learn his limits behind the wheel, so he wouldn't keep wrecking cars.
So, I invited a racing buddy of mine to help him refine his driving technique.
Boris Said. He is one of the best road racers in the business.
He has over 20 years of driving experience.
-How would you say his lap times are?
-They told me a good lap time is in the 155s.
He is at six minutes now.
I timed your laps, you looked consistent
but I think we have to go back to the basics.
Put it in neutral and get out.
Apparently, a Genesis Coupe was the best way to learn some fundamentals.
Not the rocket-powered paperclip Rut chose for me.
-What was my time?
-You did a two minute 43 second lap.
What should I be doing to get a better timing?
This is a Huyndai Genesis.
With a streetcar, we can learn the limits of the car because it is not a racecar,
and it's going to roll over and the tyres will squeal
and we can get it loose and get it tight.
-Hopefully we will shave some time off.
-That is great.
-Adam's crazy to think he can shave 20 seconds off his track time.
-Turn, turn, gas.
Boris is good but he's no miracle worker.
-Tight, tight, tight.
-That is a spin!
That is a spin right there.
If you get into a skid, correct, wait for the pause.
Recover and you can get out of any skid.
Keep it tight and set up on your left hand side. Good.
Again, it is not that Adam can't drive,
it's that he can't seem to drive without hurting something.
It is your best one yet.
He is getting a lot faster, though, that's for sure.
-The real question is, Boris, do you think he knocked 20 seconds off?
Let's find out.
Thanks to Boris, I went from car crasher to car controller.
Now I was going to prove it to Rut.
Smoother is better, slower is faster
when you need to be slower, it's perfectly fine.
I'm not going to wreck cars any more. I don't know if I'm going to wreck any cars,
I'm not going to reckon the cars today.
My original lap time in the Atom was 2 minutes 43 seconds.
I was ready to shave 20 seconds off.
-Ready? Three, two, one.
-It started off bad.
-That's my Adam all right.
Look how smooth he is.
Now, you taught him to go fast, you have to go slower, right?
-In some spots.
-It seems he's going slower to go slower.
No, this is fast.
-Now, he's on it.
After two laps, he shaved ten seconds off his original time.
But I attributed that to his instructor.
Boris was so good he could help a monkey take ten seconds off.
-I'm feeling good about it.
-He is on it.
-Don't you spin!
-He has got to hit it, come on.
-Adam took 19 seconds off his time.
-Maybe there was still hope for him.
Oh, he's going fast.
-I know, I know!
I was so close but I was losing daylight.
Boris gave me a few tips to help shave one more second off my time
and shut Rutledge up!
-Think he can do it?
-I hope so.
-I gave him a little extra there, at half-time.
-What was that?
-I can't tell you.
Come one! Come on!
-Wow, that is the first time he's pegged a reveller that hard.
-Get off the road!
-Gas, gas, gas. A little tentative.
-Hang on, hang on hang on.
-He is going to make it through this lap.
-There you go.
-He did it!
-He did it.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Yes, 23 seconds off my time. Victory.
Now you are just encouraging him or that really matters is how Adam stacks up on our leaderboard
and that's is a job for the Stig.
Good gosh, he is quick off the line.
Only about 1,400 pounds
and already up into the triple digits before turn one.
With the grip of this little Atom, the acceleration is just incredible.
A G of acceleration is 575 horsepower goes to the ground.
A rare opportunity to see Stig's footwork there
putting Fred Astaire to shame as he taps away on those pedals.
Into the Teardrop, the lowest part of the track.
Will he get a wheelspin? Not at all. This is going to be fast.
While our highest speed on the back, going 160 miles an hour
like strapping yourself to a plane.
There's that footwork, dancers getting judges jealous.
He is making his way into the final corner.
Will he keep it together for one more time?
Yes, and he is across the line.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
That was insane. That looked like a lot of fun.
The question is where does it end up on the board?
The Ferrari 458 - 123. The Lexus LFA - 122.
Are you guys ready to see where the Atom falls?
-The Ariel Atom comes in at 1:18.6.
-A new leader on the board.
That's faster than your rally cross car.
The rallycross weighs twice as much so it's not really.
Shouldn't be there. It is a race car!
I am just glad there is no longer a 4,000 Ford Fiesta on the top of the board.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Now it was time to see if our new improved cars could stand up
to the ultimate safety test - a demolition derby.
To prepare, we had reinforced them overnight.
This is great. Look at this.
-I'll be right there, you get comfortable.
-Do you need a hand?
Wow! You guys realise, this is it. It's all or nothing right here.
-Let's do this.
-Let's do it.
-CAR ENGINES REV
I did not think of that.
-These are huge cars.
-Look at that.
-We're in deep
This is a death lap.
Oh, my God.
-We don't even have numbers.
-That's what you're worried about?
You've got a fire extinguisher on your roof.
-That make you feel better?
-See? Who's laughing now?
When I say this, I mean it. Good luck.
-Hope that six-wheel drive works for you.
-Oh, we're dead.
-It's going to work great.
-How you doing?
That guy says your car's ugly. I'm just saying. The guy in the Corvair.
Oh, my God!
-I have peed my pants.
-The ground is actually shaking from these cars.
We are in big trouble.
Ladies and gentlemen, now it's time for something we call
Big Star, Small Car, and our star doesn't get much bigger than this.
You know him from Criminal Minds
and the man played Dean Martin, Mr Joe Mantegna!
How do you think you're going to do on the track?
Well, Mario Andretti was Italian, I'm Italian, figure it out.
I like your thinking.
Why don't you mount up this beast and we'll see how you do.
All right, let's go.
'Mass has ended, go in peace.
'And he's off.'
-'Time to beat, Patrick Warburton, 1:41:8.
'Let's see how Joe does.'
Nice arc. Nice and smooth, take it easy.
'He's heading into the first corner. He takes it...gently.'
That's right. Stay on the track, Joe.
'He's coming out the chicane...gently.'
Get ready for the next down shift.
Headed for the Teardrop.
'OK, he knows where he's going.
'He just doesn't appear to be in a hurry to get there.
'Here's the straight, here's where he can make up some time.
'At the halfway point, Joe is on the bottom part of our board.
'The Steve Schirripa neighbourhood.'
Try not to kill the cameraman.
'He's coming into Cameraman's Corner, this turn can be dangerous.
-Accelerate, take it to third.
-'Heading to the final section of the track.'
-Take it wide.
-Come in close to the tyres.
-'Here's the last turn.
'And Joe's across the line.'
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Joe Mantegna! Come on up.
-How was it, my friend, did you have fun?
-I did have fun.
My stomach is just starting to settle now.
-One thing I learnt, don't eat right before you do this.
-You are a criminal profiler on Criminal Minds.
One of the best things about that show is,
your daily driver on that show was a G4 jet.
Yeah, isn't that sweet?!
And wherever you guys show up, someone's dead.
-If you see Joe getting off a plane, somebody dies.
Not just dead, we don't want to bring back what we find.
It's like all this stuff, and,
"I kill you because my mother never cooked for me."
Trust me, when the real FBI,
you know...we play it pretty close to the real deal.
I've been to Quantico a few times, become dear friends
with many of the real members of the Behavioral Analysis Unit.
The one thing they'll say,
they look at the jet with a little bit of envy.
I mean, they don't quite get the G4 like we do.
-What is your daily driver?
-Right now, I drive an Audi TT.
-But I've had a little blacked out, powdered coating.
You murdered out a TT?
Yeah! It's... You know...I'm not as young as I used to be.
No, that's cool. And you're a musician as well, I just found out.
Well, I was.
Back in the '60s I was actually in a band for about five years.
We used to tour with a group,
at the time they were called The Missing Links.
We were The Apocryphals. We toured with them quite a bit.
-There we are!
There's The Apocryphals.
They said, "We're going to change our name.
"We're going to add a couple of guys to our band."
The Missing Links. "We're gonna change our name.
"We're going to call ourselves Chicago Transit Authority."
We're thinking, "Yeah, that's cute, it'll never go."
They became the group Chicago. We became...nothing.
So the writing was on the wall. I thought, maybe I should try acting.
So I kind of went another direction with my career.
-Is that your band car?
-That was the band car. That's a 1947 Buick.
That's me on the left with the George Harrison look.
That was probably about 1966 and I bought that car for 225.
What happened is, I got it cast in the play Hair.
I did the play for two years.
When the play closed, I decided I had to...
It was in Chicago, snow, the weather.
"I'm going to put the car in storage."
So my dear friend says, "Why don't you stick it in my barn?"
He had a barn in Indiana.
"Stick it in the barn, crack it out in a year or two
"when you've got a little money."
Little did he know, I wouldn't have money for 30 more years.
Literally 30 years later, I get a call from this friend of mine
saying, "I'm moving.
"I'm moving from the farm. What do you want to do with the car?"
I'm going, "The car? You still have the car?"
He goes, "Yeah, the car's in the barn. I think mice live in it."
I felt bad. This guy kept this car for 30 years.
I said, "Why don't you stick it on a flat-bed,
"send it out to California."
-That was my first car, I bought it when I was 19.
"I'm going to bring it back to its original glory."
Well, I think you have a photo of what the car looked like
-when it arrived.
That's what the car looked like.
I remember I was doing the Leno Show the day after the car arrived,
and knowing what a car buff he is, I brought that picture.
I said, "Jay, you're a car buff, I want to show you
"a picture of the car, I just got my car back from 30 years ago."
He looks at it and said, "Alert the Navy, we found their anchor."
But I said to myself that day, "Jay, you're going to eat those words.
"However long it takes,
"I'm going to bring this car back, somewhat, to those glory days."
Ten years later, this car
-Ha-ha! Look at that!
All right, how do you think you did?
Boy, you know, I'm looking at this thing.
Steve Schirripa's a good friend.
I wouldn't be embarrassed if I was right around Steve.
Chumlee, I worry about a person with a name like Chumlee.
-Was that a person?
-Yeah, it's a person.
I didn't want to get beaten by like a monkey or something.
-You guys want to see Joe's time?
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
You did it...
Just what I hoped for!
APPLAUSE AND CHEERING
'The time had come for the ultimate test of our modified cars.
'A demolition derby.'
'We needed to survive three minutes against each other
'and four real demo derby cars.
'The first car to drive out of the arena at the end would be
'crowned the safest...most dangerous car.'
I'm outta here, I'm out!
Oh, you've got to be kidding me.
Is that all you got?!
Oh! Two-wheel motion. That's how it works. That's how we do it here.
Oh BLEEP! Tanner!
-Get that piece of crap off my hood!
-Hah! That's right.
This is it.
-Are you kidding me?
-Now, here it comes.
What the hell? Oh, he hit the extinguisher on me. You jackass!
-Come on, Rutledge. Don't run, baby.
-Come on, I'm going to get you!
OK, I'm going to throw up.
-Oh, I'm up on his car.
-That is so satisfying, I don't know why.
-Adam's going in the ditch.
-Get in there.
And it's the horn! Yes, the last Samurai.
You're going to have to back up so I can get out, jerk.
Race is done.
I didn't blow up and with just a few simple modifications,
the Pinto was a perfectly safe car.
My gosh, that is the most insane thing I have ever done.
Why won't you die?! Why won't you die?!
-God, this thing lived for ever.
You got a lot of aggression problems, my friend.
-That was the longest three minutes in history.
But I clearly won.
-What do you mean, you clearly won?
-Look at your cars, they're a mess.
-Yeah, but it wasn't about...
-It's when you leave.
The least damage in the car to drive OUT of the arena.
That looks stuck from here.
-So is it the first one out of the arena?
-It could be.
I guess it... All right.
Damn you, metal crate.
Oh, come on!
-Come on, baby, start. Start, start.
-Oh, it's going to do it.
It's going to do it.
Yeah, yeah... That's it!
I can't turn.
I did it! I got out first, I did it.
A little rock.
I couldn't turn. I've got like nine flat tyres.
This is going to suck.
Safe at any speed. Look at him. Oh, he's depressed.
Are you just going to abandon that thing?
Let me just say one thing.
It went through the whole race, no fire, no explosions.
So I may not be able to drive out because I was in a rut,
but the car is perfectly safe. EXPLOSION
-Let's get marshmallows!
-Who feels like a s'more?
-Don't say anything.
-Come on, it's a great pick-me-up.
-Don't say anything.
-Come on, look at that.
-That's a good flame right there.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
The Corvair wins.
-Its reputation has been restored.
-No, it hasn't.
The only thing better than winning was watching your Pinto blow up.
It didn't blow up, that was a controlled burn, OK?
How did you restore the reputation? You made it worse.
You put six wheels on the rear axle.
It's an eight-wheel death trap is what you made it.
-And you put scaffolding on the side of that car.
Yes, I did.
And you can drive down the road in comfort and then blow up.
I made my car fun, that's what these cars are about.
I made the only rolling Weeble Wobble ever.
-Once you knock it down it comes back up.
-That's fun to drive like this.
"Hey, we're making good time."
It was kind of fun.
These are nice points except the only one that counts is
the fact that my Corvair got out the fastest.
The Corvair wins, that's all we got time for!
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
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