Great documentary of the classic car The Bricklin, manufactured in New Brunswick, Canada in the mid 1970s.

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    • Bobby Paluga
      Bobby Paluga

      Never give the time of day to anyone who wants to make a vanity sports car. “I think I’m going to be a cowboy” If you want to be a cowboy go to Wyoming or Montana, Arizona is not the Old West. Hopefully Northern Ireland and New Brunswick have learned their lessons.

      about 23 days ago
    • Tonino Belimussi
      Tonino Belimussi

      Sexy? Try again, I'd say it's rather ugly. Shoulda been called the Uglin.

      about 24 days ago
    • stratocasterman 8135
      stratocasterman 8135

      It looks like a plastic shitbox

      about 26 days ago
    • rudy torres
      rudy torres

      "I wanted to be a cowboy" just wtf does that mean son?

      about 29 days ago
    • rudy torres
      rudy torres

      It's a Z vette haha.

      about 29 days ago
    • DAGATHire
      DAGATHire

      its a fucking delorean.... or was a delorean this... chicken or egg! lel

      about 29 days ago
    • rontauranac
      rontauranac In reply to DAGATHire

      I think the "fucking DeLorean" is way nicer than the Bricklin.

      about 12 days ago
    • Donald Clement
      Donald Clement In reply to DAGATHire

      Delorean ca me after .

      about 21 day ago
    • Carlos Myers
      Carlos Myers

      Sounds to me the designer, is stupid, tje should had went tp bertron ans subt any certain went to Brittany you know fever Tony Subaru Ford engine Fiat 124 the body

      about 1 month ago
    • Bobby Paluga
      Bobby Paluga In reply to Carlos Myers

      Carlos Myers “tje should have went up” The rest of your comment is even more senseless. And you think the designer is the stupid one. I pray English is your second language

      about 23 days ago
    • Ferret_Fangs
      Ferret_Fangs In reply to Carlos Myers

      @Sarajevo hahaha

      about 28 days ago
    • Sarajevo
      Sarajevo In reply to Carlos Myers

      Did you just have a stroke or something?

      about 1 month ago
    • Enrique Lopez
      Enrique Lopez

      I just wonder, Bricklyn who was defunct and the bank had the assets, somehow I think John DeLorean who worked for GM at the time, decides he wants to make his car, the DeLorean but what a coincidence the Bricklyn was made, the only difference is that the DeLorean is basically, stailess steel, the Bricklyn was painted orange or different colors, it sounds like the Tucker story.

      about 1 month ago
    • Enrique Lopez
      Enrique Lopez In reply to Enrique Lopez

      @75 aces I just wonder what would happen, if the Bricklin, had the De aLorean body, or if the DeLorean had the V8 that Bricklin had, instant sucsess, I think somehow, the wanted to copy the Lotus, or the BMW M1, maybe even the Lamborghini, first the Bricklin, isbasically a race car, probably made out of fiberglass, somewhat likevthe Corvette, and the DeLorean made out of steel, but with a six cylinder, both light weight cars, of course it was more advanced inside the cabin, but the doors, the inspiration for them came from the 1955 Mercedes Benz Gullwhing, cause the doors kinda went up on the side like, but if they had corrected these problems, there would be either a Bricklin or a DeLorean, competing with the Mustangs, & the european cars.

      about 28 days ago
    • 75 aces
      75 aces In reply to Enrique Lopez

      Mechanically the two had the opposite problems. The Bricklin had decent (if not exciting) proven V8's, but flimsy Mattel bodies. Delorean had a nifty stainless steel body, but a weak V6 engine.

      about 28 days ago
    • Gorilla Cookies
      Gorilla Cookies

      The Brickland is prone to burning to the ground from what I have read

      about 1 month ago
    • Gorilla Cookies
      Gorilla Cookies

      The financial investment thats required to manufacture a successful automobile is substantial but nothing compared to the return on the investment once established and successful. I dont know if Brickland would have ever been a success but $23,000,000 million even in the early 70s seems to be insufficient to even consider trying to start manufacturing automobiles .

      about 1 month ago
    • Luna'sLover
      Luna'sLover

      it sounds amazing

      about 1 month ago
    • Jak Frank
      Jak Frank

      It's like the Delorean story

      about 1 month ago
    • Byg Syxx
      Byg Syxx

      ...after watching this all i have to say the Malcolm Bricklin was an incredibly good conman....

      about 1 month ago
    • Mid West
      Mid West

      Shortcoming of the Bricklin well summarized @ 32:45

      about 1 month ago
    • Kirk Bates
      Kirk Bates

      I thought this was a 280Z

      about 1 month ago
    • Scipio_Africanus
      Scipio_Africanus

      Seems a lot like the tesla...

      about 1 month ago
    • Scipio_Africanus
      Scipio_Africanus In reply to Scipio_Africanus

      @Karl Lehtonen Just go look at one moron.

      about 1 month ago
    • Karl Lehtonen
      Karl Lehtonen In reply to Scipio_Africanus

      @Scipio_Africanus proof? link?

      about 1 month ago
    • Scipio_Africanus
      Scipio_Africanus In reply to Scipio_Africanus

      @Karl Lehtonen Actually the Tesla has major engineering issues. They will take many years to iron out. Take a very close look at the construction of one someday. There is also a very good documentary floating around showing how the same issues, i.e. rushing to production, trying to meet demand before full trials etc. are plaguing the cars. There are always the true believers who will not be swayed from their beliefs. Especially when it is supposed to be the magic solution to a non-existent problem.

      about 1 month ago
    • Karl Lehtonen
      Karl Lehtonen In reply to Scipio_Africanus

      in what respect? tesla is manufacturing tens of thousands of excellently engineered cars and has a bright future. elon musk is no bricklin.

      about 1 month ago
    • Jason Wacome
      Jason Wacome

      Yeah...it was just an investment mistake....not a putting your money in something and it failed and now your living in the woods kind of thing...you come from money...you have never wanted for anything

      about 1 month ago
    • qeijkak
      qeijkak

      Bricklin himself seems really humble and likable. He is the first one to admit his faults or his failures. I can tell why he was able to talk so many people into following him into business deals for better or worse.

      about 1 month ago
    • Mart Jürgens
      Mart Jürgens

      this is a rarely ugly car, curiosity, exceptionally good or great; remarkable.

      about 1 month ago
    • oliverthecat666
      oliverthecat666

      the car had some good design features. it had an excellent V8 engine. if it had been properly developed and not rushed into production it would have been a great car.

      about 1 month ago
    • Frost Roxie
      Frost Roxie

      So Malcolm Bricklin is a Crook......

      about 1 month ago
    • Walter J. C
      Walter J. C

      If the car was built in Detroit, this would of been a huge success.

      about 1 month ago
    • Fred Ditto
      Fred Ditto

      @43:35: Borat moment

      about 1 month ago
    • Jak Frank
      Jak Frank In reply to Fred Ditto

      I lakeaa. Sexx

      about 1 month ago
    • nesrules 8bit
      nesrules 8bit In reply to Fred Ditto

      Haha funny graaat ssuccesss

      about 1 month ago
    • Rosemary Kriegel
      Rosemary Kriegel

      This and the Delorean are reasons why politicians should NEVER be in a position to make business decisions. They make poor ones and the taxpayer has to pay for their mistakes. That's not what business is all about. It's about a private person taking a risk and paying for his own mistakes. It's about personal responsibility not the taxpayer holding the bag.

      about 1 month ago
    • Nunovia Gottdamnedbizzness
      Nunovia Gottdamnedbizzness

      Poor Richard Hatfield, he was gay, pretty much an open secret in Canada, and he died of AIDS in 1991 but the media said it was a "brain tumour".

      about 1 month ago
    • shelley-ann thompson
      shelley-ann thompson

      wow, Delorean, Bricklin, Tesla....one born every few years!

      about 1 month ago
    • Cindy Sue
      Cindy Sue In reply to shelley-ann thompson

      I remember living in Scottsdale Az. he wanted to sell the Police his car but the doors opened to slow and was not reliable.

      about 1 month ago
    • Arthur Humphreys
      Arthur Humphreys

      It had the most sporty bumper, t was its best part.

      about 1 month ago
    • Steve Bez
      Steve Bez

      Observatory arow turns 2 epson salts hours said rota hitch con stale lake show En robaz Hobbes starres. KA!

      about 1 month ago
    • dl87z28
      dl87z28

      His last project, Yugo was an epic fail too. Obviously not supposed to be in the car business. 3 for 3 epic fails and you're out.

      about 1 month ago
    • armando cardoso
      armando cardoso In reply to dl87z28

      https://youtu.be/h4yv3L6NO7o

      about 1 month ago
    • armando cardoso
      armando cardoso In reply to dl87z28

      Funny thing my friend had a 91 yugo probably the only one built right. He had it for years. It never failed and it was amazingly reliable. To the point that he did a few mods to it and race it and won a few races... this was back in the 90s in costa rica. There's videos if u Google it.

      about 1 month ago
    • Mr. H
      Mr. H In reply to dl87z28

      Yes Subaru was much more experienced at running a company and knew how to make it profitable.
      the difference is being an automotive parts supplier or automotive-related business is much different than being an automotive manufacturer.

      about 1 month ago
    • dl87z28
      dl87z28 In reply to dl87z28

      @Mr. H SOA is a success because of Subaru and Fuji Heavy Industries, not Malcolm Bricklin. Bricklin started the company and gave them a way into the country and then failed the same as he failed in every business venture he undertook. Making money on the front end isn't success when you fail in the back end. Yes Bricklin made some money in most of his ventures, but they all failed miserably. As far as for me, I've had one automotive related business venture that was a complete success. 15 years, and I still own it, I still run it, and I still work it every day. So my record is already far better than Malcolm Bricklin.

      about 1 month ago
    • Mr. H
      Mr. H In reply to dl87z28

      Subaru of America is still a success. Malcolm bricklin started Subaru of America. How about you trying to start a car company today and see how far you get.

      about 1 month ago
    • Jason Kepic
      Jason Kepic

      To be honest...That car was amazing. Unless you see one in person it's so unique and unlike any other vehicle. Plus It had a 351 cleveland, it's everything you hoped the Delorean. In my opinion. Also i kinda believe he really wanted the vehicle to succeed but just got in over his head.

      about 1 month ago
    • Rosemary Kriegel
      Rosemary Kriegel In reply to Jason Kepic

      His aim was to scam others out of money for himself. The car was just the "vehicle" to get what he wanted. He cared not one bit about the car, just the money and himself.

      about 1 month ago
    • Jon Council
      Jon Council In reply to Jason Kepic

      And to be honest what was the issue that got him over his head? That infamous American tendency to be so focused on your success, you are willing to do anything to get there. Including screwing over people and rushing way too fast to do everything. Spending all this investment money on his lifestyle while his project/dream starves for cash. The Japanese learned this no doubt with there car, after Bricklin spent so much on his pleasurable offices instead of making sure the car was up to snuff to compete. Same with the paint company before then, Stuck with a debt-ridden Hardware chain because Bricklin ran away with the investment funds. Same issues which plague the American economy, banking, and politics today. To the point of jeopardizing the planet's economy and finances today.

      about 1 month ago