75 Years of Auto Safety

Among the objects accepted into the National Museum of American History collections on July 14, 2010, are the original “Vince and Larry” crash-test dummy costumes that appeared in public-safety campaigns nationwide from 1985 through 1998. To mark the 25th anniversary of these award-winning public service announcements, Vince and Larry, played by the original actors Tony Reitano and Whitney Rydbeck, “crashed” into the ceremony.


Video of the surprise visit from Vince and Larry at the donation ceremony.

Watch the video on Youtube.

Press Release