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The Future of Our Cars and Hobby/Passion

Long WSJ Journal Report Wed 21 June about the demise of the car. "The End of Car Ownership - Ride sharing and self-driving vehicles will redefine our relationship with cars. Auto makers and startups are already gearing up for the change."

With the changing demographics in the population and many cited technological and social changes, I often wonder what impact that will have on our future ability to drive our old nasty unsafe polluting cars on public highways. There will be drastic changes to ownership models, car companies viability, rental and ride sharing, repair, government revenue means and public policy on competing use of highways.

With the breed also dying off, I also often wonder who will pick up the vintage car habit as well as the repair trade. This IS the market. Some of us do a lot of our own work but many not and I suspect even fewer down the road will. 180out and I discuss this often and he is non-plussed but then he is 10 years older than me and only has one Alfa. Will our heirs be stuck with a lot of rusty old crap that nobody wants, kinda like antiques are now?

No I'm not losing any sleep over this and immensely enjoy driving my old Alfas. But there will be a day when . . . . . ________________________. Fill in the blank.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-end...011001?tesla=y

Anfanuts; Ph.A., B.S.A., U. of NOTASME
Now
- Spider Veloce, '69 US1750/4.56 LSD (
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- Pinyo - '72 Super, 2L/4.30LSD (
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- Gina Lolo Bianca - '65 early Series 1 Super, white/lt.blue-gray, stock 1600/4.56
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- for the heck of it now!!!
- Dijonaise- '73 Giulia Super 1.6, Giallo Piper/black, very stock (
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- "PF Ziggy" - 1991 ES-30 Sprint Zagato #550 - for pure hedonism now -
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Gone-
- El Blanco - '75 Super, ex-Nuova to earlier Super style, 2L/4.30LSD, white/gray-black -
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- Colonel Mustard - '67 Giulia Sprint GTV, Giallo Ocra/black, very stock, 1600 (
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- '70 1300 TI, 2L/4.10LSD, white/black - for a short while only . . .
- Benjamin - '76 ex-Nuova to 1600 Super (
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- '69 1750 Berlina (wish I still had)
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Benjamin's 2011, 7 week, 3500 mile "Super2" Euro-Trip Blog -
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Gina Lolo's 2011 Alfa Convention, 3350 mile Roadtrip blog -
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Dijonaise's 2017 6 week, 4400 mile Euro Driving Trip blog -
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Dijonaise's 2019, 5 week, 3800 mile Euro Driving Trip blog -
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