It won't be long before you'll play hell to find a gasoline powered car.
In terms of performance, the new electric cars can blow them away.....
Without the noise......
Some muscle was earlier but maybe pricier. ‘61 Pontiac Catalina 389x3x2? 63 Sprint 289 4 spd. ‘61 Starliner 406 2x4. The first muscle I saw when my dad got transferred back to the states from England was in my mom’s podunk hometown in the hills of PA. At the local ford dealer a 63 1/2 blacked out fast back 427 galaxie with a dual quad 4 spd beast. Drooling....................... Of course the Chevy 409 cars as well. Dodge cross ram 413s then 426 wedges then hemis. Ah, the good old days.
“We must get the riffraff out of their cars, do they think they have real money? They could end up anywhere we are unannounced and uninvited!” - the mindset of a limousine leftist
The goal is to remove the “fun” of driving and get us into mass transit and coal-burning electrics. Yes; coal burning.
High car prices is what will kill car production.
I saw a chart recently. In 1974 the average new car cost 1/4 of the average median income. Now a new car cost 100% of the average median income.
We are heading to self driving cars that will be out at front of your house in the morning, pick you up, drop you off then go to the next customer.
I think there’s a song about this...
First, they made insuring a muscle car unaffordable.
I'm sure it wasn't all of those 'coming of age' baby boomers wrapping their GTOs around trees that had any effect on insurance rates.
Where are all the electric cars going to get the electricity to charge them? You see any new transmission lines being built? You see any new power plants being built?
No problem, those backstabbing scum that rid the world of muscle cars will soon rid the world of Civilization, but they will never rid the world of thermonuclear weapons, chemical weapons and biological weapons.
Watched the Mecum Kissimmee Auction over the Weekend.
The prices paid for Restored Muscle Cars and Restomods were through the roof. People spending their Stock Market gains no doubt.
I have a 2016 2-door VW GTI with the electronically controlled mechanical differential. My car is faster than most of the muscle cars of that era, can get 30+ mph if driven normally and because of it’s impact resistance is only moderately expensive to insure. It can out-brake and out corner most of the muscle cars of that era. It looks like an economy hatchback so it flies under the radar of most of the police.
Where there is a will there is a way. Adaptation is the way of the universe...
If you look at the sales brochures from cars in the 60’s you had a huge selection of engine choices and the cars all looked different.
Now, you are lucky to have two engine choices and the cars all look the same. Everything has been standardized mostly due to government regulations. Todays cars are faster and better handling but they all look the same like a bar of soap. Who cares?
It is headed that ways in all products. Fewer choices with 1limited options established by the political class.
They are moving the same way in the news and social networks. Only one narrative supported by a selected event with all other viewpoints labeled unsubstantiated and/or hateful.
Even churches have gone that way, God loves everyone and don’t feel bad because we all sin. Any inconvenient verses are wordsmithed away like a Surpreme Court decision on the constitution.
Sorry, if I am a little pessimistic.
My dream car is a Lead Sled 49-51 Chopped, Channeled Merc. Probably not too many Freepers are that old to remember.
Won’t see any Ford Focus car shows that’s for sure.
The Control Freaks won’t be happy until we’re all riding busses or trains with cameras everywhere. Reading Pravda, singing praises to the govern about their latest wonder.
“Comrade! Did you see the NYT article about the wonderful new employment plan?”
“Da! Have it right here, comrade. Our benevolent government is so wonderful!”
“They came up with a way to put a stop to the fun.
First, they made insuring a muscle car unaffordable. Then as now, it didn’t matter whether you – the specific individual – had ever wrecked your muscle car. All that mattered, premium-wise, was that someone else did.
You got the presumptive blame – and the actual bill.”
Ditto for the 2nd generation Chrysler Hemi engine. 426 cubic inches of dual quad, hemispherical combustion chambered goodness! Rated at 425 HP and 490 ft. lbs. of torque when it debuted in 1966, it was improved each and every year until it died in 1971...with not a single extra HP being added to its rating.
BTW, Pontiac engineers who were a bit ticked off that their invention, the GTO, was no longer top of the heap in performance devised the Ram Air V engine. Due to the equivalent of RINOs in GM management, it never saw a sale to the general public for use on the road, but was incredibly effective in drag racing. It was to be rated at 375 HP but, in reality, had over 500 gross HP! Note that the patents are all expired on this engine, and several companies make improved versions of this magnificent engine right now - and it is one of my bucket list items to buy a ‘69 GTO and do a resto-mod with a Ram Air V engine under the hood.
They don’t write songs about Volvos.
They’ll get my 327, 4 speed, 1957 Chevy, when they pry it from my cold dead hands.
There’s a heavily modded Dodge Challenger that lives at a house in my neighborhood, sharing the driveway with a full size pickup.
During the “election”, the house was plastered with Byedung signs.
I wonder if the owner of those vehicles has a clue as to what the dems are going to do? Does he really think the “election” was only about getting rid of Trump?