Below is a letter that I sent to one my favorite old car publications about the proposed California emmission standards.
"I just perused the latest tidbits from Bob Stearns on the California Air Resources Board (CARB) priorities. And I have to tell you CARB is part of the problem, not part of the answer.
I have maintained for years that inasmuch as Environmentalists have never been happy with the air quality in Los Angeles, since the 60’s, it would have been easier to hire someone, with a bunch of D9 Caterpillars, to bulldoze the tops off the San Bernardino mountains, letting the prevailing winds to clean the basin naturally.
But NO. We have been butchering auto performance and fuel efficiency since 1965 across the rest of California and the nation to satisfy, what will never be satisfied.
And now CARB is all pixilated about CRATE motors in pre-76 vehicles and the 500 kit cars built each year in California. You have got to be kidding me. With over 21 million vehicles registered in California, CARB is making CRATE motors sound more like Bad Burrito night in a mini-sub, when in reality they are more like a gnat farts in the Hindenburg.
When is someone going to point this fact out to CARB and anybody else anesthetized with the blowback from Al Gore’s Global Warming posterior emissions?
Appeasing CARB will only postpone the inevitable, never stop or change it. If and until someone with a sack explains to CARB that America is a lot more than the L.A. basin, all auto enthusiasts will be threatened."