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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:25 pm 
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Hi all,
Having lived in the San Francisco Bay area almost 26 years I have seen and heard all the tech trends and a big one now is autonomous cars. Us gasoline and diesel people are an endangered species. The Silicon Valley etc. is Tech/geek/tweaker central and I see it in my face every day and frankly I'm sick of it.
I think it's just a matter of time this roll out will continue to grow and mature and I fear our hobby and way of life will change weather were ready and willing or not.
Also I'm wondering how the collector car market will be affected and if our beloved 356's will be impacted in perhaps a negative way.
Any thoughts?
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Steve
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From decent show car, to Outlaw coming back to decent show car again.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:52 pm 
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To every innovation there is always a reaction. Some people still refuse to give up their LPs. What you have to worry about are the corporate lobbyists who will push for legislation to ban self driven cars as a safety measure.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:51 am 
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In some European countries, classics are only allowed limited use, specifically for testing etc and then for official, certified events.

I'm hoping the UK classic car business is big enough for the government to be frightened of hobbling it as is the case with our awful state broadcasters.


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Anybody remember this? The predict about electronic cars being slow like milk floats was a little off the mark.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Chase

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:07 am 
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I doubt we will have anything to worry about for a long time. The push will continue to be focused on mainstream transportation; whether electric, autonomous or both. The collector car (and motorcycle) market really is a drop in the bucket.

Although I would not be surprised to see a tax based on weight or displacement in places that do not have it already, and perhaps an increase in fuel tax.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:45 pm 
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Long term I'm more worried that people will not be interested in our cars because they won't know how to drive manual transmissions. That and a lack of qualified mechanics. As for
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Although I would not be surprised to see a tax based on weight or displacement in places that do not have it already, and perhaps an increase in fuel tax.


it's already happened here in CA--we are about to get socked with a major motor fuel tax increase. :x


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