The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) was organized by US insurers 50 years ago. To celebrate this anniversary and to demonstrate how car crashworthiness has improved during those 50 years IIHS conducted car test between a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. In a real-world collision similar to this test, occupants of the new model would fare much better than in the vintage Chevy. In this crash test the 2009 Malibu’s occupant compartment remained intact while the one in the 1959 Bel Air collapsed. The dummy in the Malibu suffered only minor leg injuries while the dummy in the Bel Air would have died instantly.