With cruisin’ season a few months away we get to
thinking of the time when gas was affordable. A
few short years ago when gas hit $3 a gallon, oil
was up over $150 a barrel. We are seeing those
prices again but oil is at around $90 a barrel.
Since a lot of experts are saying gas prices aren’t
headed anywhere but up, we wonder why. We are doing
more importing and less drilling. We can’t make gas
from coal or shale, and our food crop is being used
to make an inefficient “renewable fuel”.
Our oil companies can’t drill in the Gulf of Mexico,
but every other country in the world can. We believe
this also affected unemployment in the Gulf area
besides raising the gas prices. While Obama may do
a victory dance when gas hits $5 a gallon we still
can’t see him reaching his goal of 1 million electric
With that in mind we have to wonder when word is
going to come our way that the government wants to
take our old cars away. What if the EPA just said any
any vehicle made before the smog-pump era had to be
crushed? Or if they mandated a minimum mileage
requirement for all cars regardless of age?
Neither of our old cars has an overdrive transmission
so our 40′ Plymouth gets 10 mpg and our 48′ Chevy
probably doesn’t get much better. Or what if they told
us we would have to swap out our 4:11 rear gears for
some highway set? It would probably help mileage a
little, but would be a bear to launch.
And we are certainly not going to try E-15 in either
vehicle, nor want to go to the expense to convert them
to run it, natural gas, or propane.. It is one thing to
pay high gas prices for purpose but quite another to do
it just to keep the propaganda going.
We do not subscribe to the global warming, greenhouse
gas philosophy. Since we belong to a hobby group that
is a very small minority of the motoring public, we
don’t believe we contribute enough greenhouse gas to
make any difference.
Because of this we propose that the government change the
mission statement for the Just Eliminate Lies (JEL) group and
make them concentrate on all the lies being told in
Comments are always welcome.