While we will, of course, hear "If Just One Life Is Saved" about 100 times before the vote occurs - channel 9 news has reported that the impact of higher speeds on traffic fatalities is largely dependent on who is funding the study!
At any rate, we appreciate the legislature's attempt to commemorate our 75th Vent Page - a very nice gesture indeed!
VENT PAGES are handy for posting of off-topic posts, rants, raves, rages, etc, which might not be appropriate on other threads where adults are having serious discussions. Childish rant? Need to call another poster a name? Just feel like spouting off? Or even if you have something to say and there doesn't seem to be any other logical place to say it....THIS PAGE IS FOR YOU!
By 1975 new government regulations had pretty much taken the fun out of the American Automobile! Horsepower limitations and anti smog devices along with the beginning of the attempts to make driving idiot-proof had killed the muscle car areas. 1975 was also pretty much the end of the convertible with General Motors announcing it would no longer produce ragtops in any full sized cars except Cadillac after this model year.(Cadillac ragtops died a year later - Chrysler and Ford had stopped in '71 and '73)
This decision was caused more by the market changing and the proliferation of air conditioning than it was government interference - but still it was a loss to those of us who enjoyed the open air motoring in our younger days.
|1975 Olds 88 convertible|