Back in the 50s, Chevrolet produced some wonderful videos and booklets about auto engineering. And these guides are still useful today. Their
guide to differentials
is still probably the clearest explanation of how diff gears work. But definitely not timeless is this guide to understanding women. It's an artifact of the era, thankfully mostly relegated to the bin, along with the orange that it's printed in.
There are a lot of gems, but my favorite is this:
If you have a large mirror in the showroom, let the woman see how she and the Chevrolet look together.
And should that fail...
Point out the dip-down in the rear quarter that emphasis the long, low lines.
I've had quite a few questions from people about why I chose to use an MX5 Miata for the video series. Was it sponsored? Am I an expert with them? Because I love them? The answer is... it just seemed the best choice at the time. Now, with hindsight, I realise it was the best possible choice in the world. Here's the story...
We've been filming and releasing videos every week since getting into the new studio. The course now has 9.5 hours of pro-quality video, fully subtitled and I'm really proud of what we're producing! We're using CGI anywhere it helps understanding, and the general quality and feel of the videos is at an all-time high.
We finished the first episode in the new studio and to celebrate I've put it up on YouTube so you can (hopefully) learn something new and also see the massive improvement in quality that we've made. Also.... shiny new CGI is working!