The next installment in the Chillin‘ on Beale Street chronicles takes place on the evening of August 15. Entry of vehicles is free as the goal is to simply bring the community together for an evening of fun, music, games, a farmers market, and cars.
So, bring out your bicycle, Escalade, low rider, classic, Harley Davidson, hot rod, pick up truck or 4×4 and have some fun. If you would like more information contact the Route 66 Association of Kingman – firstname.lastname@example.org
This is also the contact if you have wish to share a photo or a brief note about your Route 66 experience in Kingman. These will be used to round out the forthcoming, interactive association website. Join us as we write a new and exciting chapter in Route 66 history!
Last but not least mark your calendar as the date for the Kingman Street Drags is fast approaching! This year the event has been expanded to include a massive block party under the starry desert sky. http://www.kingmanstreetdrags.com/
As my office shares facilities with the local Chrysler dealer I have had a front row seat to watch the “Cash for Clunker” program unfold. In all honesty I am having trouble seeing an up side to this.
These photos are of the most recent vehicles taken in through the “Cash for Clunker” program. When I spoke with the owner on Friday evening they were working on a deal that would add a beautiful 1989 Jeep Cherokee to the collection.
At this juncture I should note that these vehicles seem to run as well as they look. I should also add that most of the trades are free of encumbrances.
So, can someone help me understand this? Am I missing something?
How does the use of tax monies to move people from being debt free to indebtedness benefit the long term economic direction of the nation?
How will removing a large pool of vehicles from the market that could be sold for $3,000 to $4,500 benefit the folks on a tight budget in need of transportation?
Which creates more pollution, driving a well maintained older vehicle or crushing it to build another vehicle?
In the long term, six months or more, how will this benefit the dealerships?
How do we justify the irresponsibility and waste involved with destroying perfectly good engines? Any thoughts or ideas?