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post #8 of (permalink) Old 07-06-2017, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Anfanuts View Post
If you look at pics of the various Alfa and other events and CNC's it is 80% plus crusty old salts. In demographic terms there is not enough replacement fodder, and further social trends are away from wrenching and fettling and looking at a car as an appliance, and this changing the market.
A couple of years ago, I would have agreed that 80% plus of the participants in our local Alfa club's events were crusty old salts. Actually, the number was probably closer to 100%.

But we had a few 21st Century Alfas show up at our last club event. And the demographics of those owners is definitely younger. So perhaps there is hope - these people may not disassemble their gearboxes for fun, but they are going to participate in shows and drives.

Originally Posted by ossodiseppia
It's only a matter of time before the old clunkers are taken off the road. ...we don't need to get an emissions test to get the tags. I'm sure that will change in the future and that will remove some of the clunkers that smoke and pollute.
That is exactly the sort of thing that would appeal to the slimebag politicians here in California. Take the cars off the road that are driven the fewest miles per year, in return for several thousand more votes. Accomplishes exactly nothing for air quality, but sounds good to the electorate.

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