The problem is there is more to it than just saying they are saving the planet. You have to look at all the other things in play to understand what is going on. You still will not like it but it is coming and we had better be ready or they will take your fuel away for your classic next.
This is why I say to be informed and get the true things in play and not the emotional issues.
I used to say nothing but a V8 in my garage and look I have none now.
Changes are coming and we all need to learn to deal with it rationally.
I think some of you miss the point here. I work in the performance racing industry. Many of my vendors including even my company are all searching to find our place in the future.
The folks who keep saying EV is just a fad are lying to them selves and everyone else as it is the real deal. The entire industry is scrambling to find a new place to fit in as the EV models will be coming in over the next 10-20 years.
Those preparing now will survive but those who wait will most likely fail in a very tough market.
Conversions are a thing now but I do not see them doing well. Most EV cars have to be build around the drive train and battery to make the best use of space. This is why most conversions are trucks as they use the bed for the batteries.
The EV performance market will be targeting the new EV products once they arrive.
Just a hint. when you see companies like AEM and Mahle start to dig into EV products it is time to pay attention.
While it is just a way to drive to you this is how I make my living and I have a vested interest to what is going to happen.
To me converting the cars is a mistake as all the new stuff will be EV but the noise smell and sound will become a rarity and most will wish they had it back. That is if the government does not label us terrorist for having a loud car like NY is.
You need to hope your kids and grand kids even care about the cars enough to preserve them.
You go to a cruise in and it is like a nursing home. I am in my 50’s and I am the young guy.
Here in the mid west it is all old people at cruise in and car shows.
We used to close the place down at 1AM. Today I am there by my self by 8:30 because it is getting dark and they can’t see to drive.
See here the sport compact thing just never really caught on. Most younger people can’t afford the muscle cars anymore and can’t afford the new cars.
It never helped the older guys never embraced the sport compacts. But the Compact people never did much to try to get along. Both sides were to blame.
Besides our roads are not low car friendly here. I would love to lower my car about an 1.5" but I already have to watch the nose and the rear sway bar as they both can be a problem now.
Thats a shame that sport compacts have not cought on in the mid west. There are some really nice builds and very knowledgeable young people. Not any different then us back in the day.. just different cars. Unfortunately to many of us ( some of my friends included) scoff at them rather then look and listen.
Racing in general is struggling. The Empty seats and small fields are a sign of decline.
I used to make my living on Camaro and Mustang parts but today it is Wrangler, truck and soon Bronco parts. People will change wheels and add lifts but most keep away from engines anymore.
I can see younger people involved with EV racing. If cheap enough it could bring new people in as racing has priced itself out for most people.
Most young drivers just are not car people outside Grand Theft Auto.
One race does not make a change.
Note too that NASCAR has removed a number of stand at tracks to fill them up again. A number of seats went to a local track here in Ohio that replaced their old seats.
The winter nationals still had many empty seats.
The crowd will be down in Fontana next week.
If the economy keep going tough here it will be very challenging to all series.
Might note free ticket have been offered in recent times to fill seats. Even the Indy 500 has given away many seats to fill as many open seats they can.
Covid did not help but the truth is the empty seats were showing up before Covid.
If the Economy gets tight then the sponsorships will vanish. Many big names are gone already and some real deals can be had in NASCAR to get your name on a car.