Category Archives: Political
Fixing the 200 treadwear rule
The SCCA and other sanctioning bodies typically have a rule that separates race tires from street tires for classing purposes. Currently, a treadwear rating of 200 is what this rule is based on. Any tire that is equal to or greater than 200 is considered a street tire, while everything below is a race tire. […]
California looks to remove freedoms after Kevin Hart crash
Kevin Harts crash of his highly modified 1970 Plymouth Barracuda is all over the news. Luckily the government is getting ready to swoop in to save us all from anything like this ever happening again.
GM to close plants and cut jobs – and people are upset?
With the news of GM to close long-time plants and lay off thousands of workers, many are upset. But this has been a long time coming, why the surprise now?
Trump Administration To Roll Back Draconain Obama CAFE Standards
Back in 2012, I wrote and article about how absurd Obama’s 54.5 mpg CAFE regulations were. You can see that article, which is still relevant, here. One of the things I mentioned in that article was how Jimmy Carter did a similar thing back in the 70’s but thankfully was repealed by the Regan administration. History […]
Absurd – 54.5 mpg mandate by 2025.
I couldn’t believe it when I read it. It was announced today (8/28/12) that the Obama administration has mandated a 54.5 mpg CAFE (corporate average fuel economy) standard by 2025. The funny thing is, I was just thinking how the 35.5 mpg CAFE standard, which will be enforced by 2016, was already going to change […]
Dont bet on natural gas anytime soon
Don’t expect any solutions from natural gas anytime soon.
The goverment wants you to drive a small car
Natural gas looks like it may be the perfect fuel for weaning ourselves off foreign oil. We have a lot of it, it burns much cleaner, and it can be used with our current engine technology. I think the reason why this fuel hasn’t been embraced is mostly political.