Re: [DML] DeLorean Dignity
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Re: [DML] DeLorean Dignity

To add further, Classic Car related information to this, there is one 
more thing that should be noted. Refineries, and powerplants can earn 
what are called "Smog Credits", that allow them to further pollute. 
And this comes from the destruction of Classic Cars. What happens is 
they buy a older car from you (between $400-$700 according to CA 
DMV), they take the HC, CO, NOX, sulfur, etc. emissions limits that 
are listed for a late model car's smog check, NOT the actual recorded 
tail pipe emissions, and issue the credit to a polluting factory. 
Their reasoning is that since they have taken the polluting vehicle 
off the road (it has to be destroyed), then the assumed emissions 
that said car would have *created*, are then then allowed to be 
expelled from a factory. These smog credits allow businesses to avoid 
EPA fines when then exceed maindated emissions limits, because they 
have "credits" to spend to avoid such heavy fines. In fact, they 
allow said bussiness to actually pollute more. This definetly 
pertains to DeLoreans, because they are now eligable for this program.

Things like this apply to ALL classic car owners. Since CARB 
(California Air Resource Board) sets such tight restrictions on 
emissions, the Federal Govt., and other states will simply adopt 
their regulations, to save money on individual research. So things 
like this typicly affect us all, regardless of state, and in many 
cases, regardless of science.

Another thing is that I know allot you folks in Cali are looking 
forward to is your 30 year smog exemption. And guess what, you 
probably won't get it!

When reading this article, please take note that "experts" that are 
claiming increased asthma cases in the state are not citing the case 
studies that actually place the blame on agricuture in the San 
Joaquin Valley, where these increased cases have been discovered. 
Antiquated diesel water pumps, and the fact that cattle in the San 
Joaquin Valley now out number registered motor vehicles are the cause 
of air pollution. Cattle alone cause high methane emissions, dust, 
and nasty runoff waste. And anytime the initiatives have been on the 
agenda for the stricter pollution controls, or penaties are scheduled 
to be levied, allot of aggies have been able to dodge them, with 
their influence.

Now, like I say, I too am trying to keep this a non-political as 
possible (trust me, I could go far more into this). But, when you 
enter into the classic car hobby, you've got to be prepared for allot 
of things that are threatening your hobby, and the freedom of 
expression that it entails. "Car Culture" involves anyone who has the 
slightest amount of passion about their vehicles.

vin 6585 "X"

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