Well, the House of Representatives has passed the "Cash for Clunkers" bill that basically will provide cash for upgrading to a more fuel efficient vehicle under certain restrictions. How does this affect the racing community?
On Tuesday, June 9th, the House approved a bill that is intended to boost new automobile sales by providing a cash voucher if your new vehicle gets "X" miles per gallon better mileage than the one you trade in. It still has to pass the Senate I think and be signed by the President, I'm not too up on the bill passing procedure. But if it does go all the way, here's how it might work.
Will this take many of the street stock class of cars out of the reach of racers or will it enlarge the supply. I think it might be a blessing for the industry. Here's why.
If everyone who has an old Monte Carlo parked on concrete blocks in their back yard remounts the tires and fires it up to make the short drive (all that it is capable of) to the local Chevy dealer to trade it in for a new car and a $4500 voucher, then all of a sudden, lots of these cars will become available for use as race cars.
Hey all you stocker racers, be aware, your local dealers will be looking to unload these junkers at a premium. I would contact your dealers sales persons and let them know you are interested in towing off some of that junk and you won't even charge for it. You just might get a free race car, or at least the beginnings of one.