WEEKLY CRUISER BROADCAST FEBRUARY 24 2021


"SPRING INTO SPRING" 

Results from THE SURVEY "Cruisers attending and suggested date":

Total people attending 18

April:

10th 3

17th 4

24th 11

Date will be the 24th and rain date is May 1st

"SPRING INTO SPRING"

We have a total car count of 18 attending

ANYONE ELSE INTERESTED IN GOING?

The tour will have a minimum of traffic lights and nice landscapes to view on our drive.


Thanks to Gerry Gerard who suggested Whites Ferry which has a large area to have our get-together plus there is a small store available to purchase refreshments or whatever.


MEETING LOCATION CHANGE

This is our small way to support a small business. We will now be meeting at the Potomac Oak Center at 8AM and depart at 9AM. You will be able to grab a cup of Coffee and donut at the Potomac Express Market. The address is 12944 Travilah Rd, Potomac, MD 20854 here is the link to the location: https://goo.gl/maps/mRbaAhZ3R3zEqY9V9


Whites Ferry is the destination location. There is a store on site "Whites Ferry Store & Grill"

There is a large public parking lot we will use. Please be sure to bring your chairs with you. We can easily “Social Distance” comfortably. This event can also be our own "Mini Car Show"


Here is the link which will provide the tour route. https://goo.gl/maps/PA2qp9tzoTbQwDWY9


Glen will be the tour leader as he has demonstrated above average leadership on past tours. Bottom Line if you have problems following Glen the problems are yours not Glen's!


YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US? here is the link to the form to register:


https://www.cognitoforms.com/INEXConstructionInc/C...



Latest news about Whites Ferry

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CRUISER PICKS

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Guessing the Classic Car Market's Future on Top Gear America

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John Ward thought you would be interested in this:


Engineers Take, on Electric Cars

Interested in what the engineers or others with knowledge and/or experience in this field have to say about this man's comments. It was sent by a friend.


As an engineer I love the electric vehicle technology. However, I have been troubled for a long time by the fact that the electrical energy to keep the batteries charged has to come from the grid and that means more power generation and a huge increase in the distribution infrastructure, whether generated from coal, gas, oil, wind or sun, installed generation capacity is limited.


IF ELECTRIC CARS DO NOT USE GASOLINE, THEY WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN PAYING A GASOLINE TAX ON EVERY GALLON THAT IS SOLD FOR AUTOMOBILES, WHICH WAS ENACTED SOME YEARS AGO TO HELP TO MAINTAIN OUR ROADS AND BRIDGES. THEY WILL USE THE ROADS, BUT WILL NOT PAY FOR THEIR MAINTENANCE!


In case you were thinking of buying hybrid or an electric car:

Ever since the advent of electric cars, the REAL cost per mile of those things has never been discussed. All you ever heard was the mpg in terms of gasoline, with nary a mention of the cost of electricity to run it. This is the first article I've ever seen and tells the story pretty much as I expected it to.

 Electricity has to be one of the least efficient ways to power things yet they're being shoved down our throats. Glad somebody finally put engineering and math to paper.

At a neighborhood BBQ I was talking to a neighbor, a BC Hydro Executive. I asked him how that renewable thing was doing. He laughed, then got serious. 

If you really intend to adopt electric vehicles, he pointed out, you had to face certain realities. For example, a home charging system for a Tesla requires a 75-amp service. The average house is equipped with a 100-amp service. On our small street (approximately 25 homes), The electrical infrastructure would be unable to carry more than three houses with a single Tesla each. For even half the homes to have electric vehicles, the system would be wildly over-loaded.

This is the elephant in the room with electric vehicles. Our residential infrastructure cannot bear the load. So as our genius elected officials promote this nonsense, not only are we being urged to buy these things and replace our reliable, cheap generating systems with expensive, new windmills and solar cells, but we will also have to renovate our entire delivery system! This latter "investment" will not be revealed until we're so far down this dead-end road that it will be presented with an 'OOPS..!' and a shrug.