In 2011, as part of its 100th anniversary celebration, Chevrolet filmed a 14-part mini-documentary about life in Bridgeville, Pa. Each 2-3 minute clip showcases a part of the borough’s history or its notable personalities.
We recently realized that all 14 segments are still online at various Vimeo accounts, so we’ve put them all in one place for easy viewing.
Part 1—Welcome to Bridgeville: A introductory look at life in the borough.
Part 2—The Colussys: A look at the Colussy family and its long-running Chevy dealership.
Part 3—Half Mile of Dirt: An overview of the regional auto racing scene
Part 4—Steel Roots: Profile of a former Bridgeville business
Part 5—History of Bridgeville: A deeper dive into the borough’s past
Part 6—The Road Ahead: A Chevy executive meets with Chartiers Valley students
Part 7—Sarasnick’s: A profile of Bridgeville’s family-owned hardware store
Part 8—Me and My Chevy: Local car enthusiasts talk about the Chevys they’ve owned
Part 9—Odd Speed: Bridgeville’s Bob Fryer talks about his careers in auto racing and, later, the funeral business
Part 10—Postmaster: A profile of “Mr. Bridgeville,” the late Curtis Copeland, Sr.
Part 11—Nino the Tailor: Nino Petrocelli, Sr. shares his colorful life’s story
Part 12—Death and Taxidermy: A look at the old taxidermy shop on Washington Pike
Part 13—34,834 Pennies: A quick look at the Sports Haven bowling alley
Part 14—Extra Point: The final installment follows the 2011 Chartiers Valley football team and its kicker, Kristina Coyne