aajnow.com - Ford documents the changes in technology with crash testing over the years. This video shows changes from 1955 to 1986. For more information on Ford visit www.aajnow.com/Ford.html


    • Edna & Doris Homestyle Cooking
      Edna & Doris Homestyle Cooking

      Those cars are very strong. And then you be in pain the next minute or the the next day.

      about 1 day ago
    • logan moreno
      logan moreno


      about 18 days ago
    • hebneh

      Ah yes, the 1950s Fords - solid metal dashboards for your face to slam into on impact. Lose your teeth, break your nose, have your entire skull caved in.

      about 19 days ago
    • Bobby Urkevich
      Bobby Urkevich

      How can they test without doors?the effect body flex

      about 1 month ago
    • Mario

      Yes it’s 1986 right now

      about 2 months ago
    • Captain Ahab
      Captain Ahab

      Kudos to Ford for their Life-Guard program back in the 50s! It didn't sell and customers hated it, but they did try in a day and age when no other automaker cared.

      about 3 months ago
    • Roger Yarnell
      Roger Yarnell

      I bet in 30 years, nobody is going to watch this and think, "Dang! I wish I had an Escort like that"!

      about 4 months ago
    • Ben Howe
      Ben Howe In reply to Roger Yarnell

      I own a 89 escort

      about 2 months ago
    • Só Aviões
      Só Aviões

      Interestings observations. Good video.

      about 4 months ago
    • Socio Listo
      Socio Listo

      The Ford Escort ran a red. Light lol that much damage,,at what speed? Cars of the 30-40 we're built like Sherman's

      about 6 months ago
    • Tommy V
      Tommy V

      Unsafe since the 1950s ahaha

      about 7 months ago
    • Taunter Atwill
      Taunter Atwill

      Then and now? Now is not 1986 weirdo!

      about 8 months ago
    • Bartonovich52
      Bartonovich52 In reply to Taunter Atwill

      Uh... no they aren’t.

      Because like guns... you have no control over the other wackjobs that use them.

      Look at all of the mass shootings in Texas... TEXAS of all places where gun-wielding good Samaritans didn’t do jack shit.

      about 1 month ago
    • Taunter Atwill
      Taunter Atwill In reply to Taunter Atwill

      @Screenpiece Studios Cars are like guns they are as safe as the person using them. :-)

      about 8 months ago
    • Screenpiece Studios
      Screenpiece Studios In reply to Taunter Atwill

      Taunter Atwill, right? not to mention cars were, have and are getting safer and safer everyday

      about 8 months ago
    • Shawn P
      Shawn P

      Real steel

      about 8 months ago
    • Fun With Owen
      Fun With Owen

      no airbags because not invented

      about 11 months ago
    • twoeightythreez
      twoeightythreez In reply to Fun With Owen

      You could order a 1974 oldsmobile or cadillac with airbags.
      Nobody wanted them then.

      about 6 months ago
    • Patrick Fagan
      Patrick Fagan In reply to Fun With Owen

      Some cars in the 70's had them

      about 7 months ago
    • arvin ghanadzadeh
      arvin ghanadzadeh

      Funny how people think stronger chassis and body is better!!!!
      Don't you ever heard about inertia? Do you know anything about it?
      Today's cars are more elastic so body and chassis can absorb more of impact energy and for this reason a person who sit behind the wheel does not move staright forward at the same speed before the crash!
      If that happens,then airbag could kill person because it acts just like double impact,one from accident itself and the other one from inflation of airbag!
      Today's car are much safer than old ones

      about 11 months ago
    • MrWolfSnack
      MrWolfSnack In reply to arvin ghanadzadeh

      You keep believing those lies. If that was true then rally drivers would be dead. The cars are purposely made to NOT CRUMPLE so the energy from the impact is transferred out of the car and to the ground and not into it. Why do you think larger vehicles are safer in a crash? Cars today are designed to be disposable. If they made cars to be reused, it would end up like Cuba and nobody would have to buy a car again. They do not want that to happen, so they make cars to be irreparable with even the smallest impact.

      about 16 hours ago
    • Petr Vrana
      Petr Vrana In reply to arvin ghanadzadeh

      Calm down

      about 9 months ago
    • Richard Hanjeleer
      Richard Hanjeleer In reply to arvin ghanadzadeh

      Shocking how many people do not grasp the most basic concepts of physics even after being explained a million times.

      about 11 months ago
    • hugglescake

      Ironically, Robert McNamara was an early advocate of car safety.

      about 1 year ago
    • Bartonovich52
      Bartonovich52 In reply to hugglescake

      The guy who came up with the idea of lowering US Army IQ requirements so they could win Vietnam Lol.

      about 1 month ago
    • milestone_ achiever
      milestone_ achiever In reply to hugglescake

      There was also a supreme Court Justice with the same last name "McNamara". I wonder if they were related

      about 4 months ago

      If those dummies from 55 could see what cars became in 1986 they'd be praying for the sweet release of death.

      about 1 year ago
    • Bartonovich52
      Bartonovich52 In reply to PFPTHEGREATEST


      That’s when cars started.

      Sorry, but most of us are pretty sick of Winga Dinga Dinga Dinga boomermobiles.

      about 1 month ago
    • FarhanBD

      How dafak is a joke

      **look at the date**

      about 1 year ago
    • Trisdoo o
      Trisdoo o

      Those cars are very, very strong.

      about 1 year ago
    • Austin Lucas
      Austin Lucas In reply to Trisdoo o

      @Nathaniel Schaffer Metal dashboards.

      about 8 months ago
    • Nathaniel Schaffer
      Nathaniel Schaffer In reply to Trisdoo o

      They were badly designed the chance of injury was worse back then

      about 8 months ago
    • FarhanBD
      FarhanBD In reply to Trisdoo o

      Watch my video on crumble zones on my channel

      about 1 year ago
    • FarhanBD
      FarhanBD In reply to Trisdoo o

      Trisdoo o
      Its actually bad for that because back then they didnt have crumble zones

      about 1 year ago
    • kevin houston
      kevin houston

      them cars were safer then todays cars . just go look at the crash test of 2000 cars

      about 2 years ago
    • flight2k5
      flight2k5 In reply to kevin houston

      Nope. Newer cars are way safer

      about 2 months ago
    • Taunter Atwill
      Taunter Atwill In reply to kevin houston

      Them brain is not what it used to be!

      about 8 months ago
    • Reddsoldier
      Reddsoldier In reply to kevin houston

      @ajlaurenjunjo Exactly, the best you could hope for back then, is that you were launched through the windscreen and 'thrown clear' of the crash as you'd sustain far less injury than being hurled into a metal dashboard, spear-like steering column, or just crushed by the engine as it flew directly backward into the firewall.

      about 8 months ago
    • jerry bockes
      jerry bockes In reply to kevin houston

      Garrett Smith that’s what I always thought too

      about 1 year ago
    • ajlaurenjunjo
      ajlaurenjunjo In reply to kevin houston

      ymxctrails and if we take dump trucks out of the equation, newer cars look more damaged in the crash not only because of crumple zones, but also because they channel the energy away from the occupants of the vehicle. Older cars may be stronger than newer cars but they are not safer. Older cars could still work after a crash but the people inside would take the full force of the crash. Not to mention cars of this age rarely had seatbelts and airbags.

      about 1 year ago
    • Áureo Francisco
      Áureo Francisco

      it's called the song name used in the Escort?

      about 3 years ago
    • Socio Listo
      Socio Listo

      On the '86 Ford Escort,the onlooker said to his pal,did they die ?,No you dummy,lol

      about 3 years ago