Chevy introduces 1930s America To Its Car's Differential

Adrian Muniz · 03/15/10 11:30AM

In 1969, Chevrolet became entangled in history's famous safety debacle with the Corvair, whose rear-suspension issues and potential to overturn made Chevy synonymous with danger. However, by the looks of this film they've had basic auto-mechanics covered from Day 1.

Scary Surgery Sells Service

Hamilton Nolan · 02/27/08 03:59PM

"If it's not fixed by the one who made it, it probably won't work," says this ad touting Chevy and its service centers [via AdPulp]. I get it! But wait, I hope they paid some royalties to plastic surgery victim Jocelyn Wildenstein, cause they are totally ripping off her look. Compare and contrast:

Colbert Ganks Jalopnik

Chris Mohney · 10/03/06 11:30AM

The relentless pursuit of scoop/exclusive credit is a die-hard pastime on this, our Internet. At Gawker, we tend to prefer a more squishy concept of content ownership; information wants to be free, or at least infinitely reproducible without cost, man. Nevertheless, we do try to provide credit where credit is due, and that's the subject of a witch hunt by the greasy gearheads at Jalopnik. Seems they managed to con some exclusive pre-release Chevrolet commercials out of General Motors, though unfortunately the "final" commercials did not feature the promised nuclear explosions. They did feature lots of patriotic imagery and the heartland musical stylings of John Mellon Cougarcamp, which apparently appealed enough to Stephen Colbert and The Colbert Report that the show reproduced the video with no thanks to poor Jalopnik. "When a journalist or 'web logger' takes something not their own and slaps a pre-roll on the front of it with their name and puts it up on YouTube, that's as good as if they made it themselves," claims Jalopnik righteously. Typical mainstream media, surviving parasitically on blog content, just like always.