Posts tagged ‘Detroit Iron’

August 13, 2011

Putting More Golf Carts On The Road Is Not The Answer

by lewwaters

Few inventions have given people more freedom of movement and mobility than has the car. We Americans are known for our deep abiding love of our cars and can be seen displaying such admiration most summer weekends at various gatherings and shows where folks gather to show off their restored, customized or souped up hot rods. We proudly boast of being “certified car nuts.”

Ever since the oil embargo of 1973 though, our cars have been under assault. The greatest of these assaults seems to be coming from environmentalists claiming how dirty the exhaust is from fossil fuels and how the car is causing the planet to warm up too much. Joining in with the assault is the Environmental Protection Agency as they pass regulation after regulation in the belief they are going to improve how the planet cares for itself and “save mankind” from ourselves.

The Muscle Cars, those high compression, large cubic engine monsters we saw back in the 1960’s are long gone as regulations were set in place to begin lowering emissions from the tail pipe. As the government mandated fuel economy standards were set in place and regulations set on what could be emitted from the tailpipe, we saw Detroit struggling to keep up and build in the technology Congress mandated.

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August 4, 2009

Still Think ‘Cash For Clunkers’ Is Good?

by lewwaters

Think again. It is just another redistribution of wealth program.

From Bloomberg, “Four of Top ‘Clunkers’ Model Purchases Are Foreign.”

Questioned about the lack of helping struggling American Auto manufaturers, we read, “The “Buy American” provision was dropped from the final legislation because of opposition from foreign automakers and free-trade advocates who said it would conflict with U.S. obligations to the World Trade Organization.”

Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid (D. Nv) says of the additional $2 Billion of our tas dollars going to bolster import cars sales, “We’ll pass cash for clunkers before we leave here,” Friday.

Sure to bring glee to ‘Greeners’ who look forward to destroying American Gas Guzzling Auto Manufacturers is some of the American vehicles on the Eligible New Cars list.

2009 Cadillac SRX, 2009 Chevrolet Express Cargo, 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD, 2009 Chevrolet Suburban, 2009 Chrysler Town and Country, 2009 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500, 2009 Dodge Sprinter Cargo, 2009 Ford Econoline Cargo, 2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty, 2009 GMC Sierra 3500HD, 2009 GMC Yukon XL, and sure to please the Sierra Club, 2009 HUMMER H3T.

Lots of Gas Guzzlers eligible for any considering some good old ‘Detroit Iron.’

Don’t worry about emissions, save the UAW!