Volvo's Concept Safety Car From 1972 Truly Had the Best-Looking Backup Camera Ever Made

After inventing the first production three-point seatbelt in 1959, Volvo’s focus on safety only intensified, especially since just having the seatbelt there was no guarantee that anyone would use it. The company also anticipated many safety features that are standard today, most fantastically this backup camera on its…

The Frankenstein-Looking Sir Vival is Part of the Reason The Auto Industry Is So Safety Conscious Today

The modern American world we recognize today started being shaped in the late 1950s. Automotive manufacturers were taking advantage of the whole “suburbia” concept by building cars you’d want to commute in, and that meant highways were springing up across the nation to more efficiently transport you from point A to…

How A Car Crash Turned One Man Into The World's Foremost Collector Of Vintage Child Seats 

The glory that you are currently beholding is one of the largest vintage child car seat collections in the world. Trust us, this is way more interesting than it sounds. A Jalopnik reader named Scott has spent the last 30 years collecting nearly 100 vintage car seats, some of which, he says, have even been featured in…

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