Classic cars run better on U.S. parts

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Posted: Saturday, February 1, 2014 7:00 pm

By the time this gets published, political pundits and other editorial writers will have had their chance at analyzing and dissecting President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. My take comes from a personal point of view, as I have experienced situations on which the president’s speech was based.

When the president stated that he would introduce a tax incentive to bring back jobs to America, particularly manufacturers, I applauded his intentions, but I also realized the difficulty of that proposal. And this is where a recent situation comes into the equation.

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  • Francisco Carbajal posted at 7:36 am on Sun, Feb 2, 2014.

    FranciscoCarbajal Posts: 219

    Good Commentary[beam] On the same note, I know of many Northern New Mexican's who still own and are clinging on their "Beetle's. And it is definitely one of those type of classic cars that our kids want to "specif up" and cruise in. Yet, the parts to restore these "bugs" are also difficult to find. Whether the are produced by Americans or not, this old classic car has a commonality with all cultures, races, and nationality. It is easy to restored, drive, simple maintenance and economically affordable to purchase. Yet, the parts are getting rare to find. And of course, these "bugs" were built by the German's, yet, who cares. These type of classic cars have a lot of miles and memories with Northern NM and across the nation. So, I do agree with Mr. Orlando Romero in everything he wrote on his commentary. [wink] But if you find one parked out in the rancho somewhere in Northern New Mexico and collecting dust and rust, why not make it a family tradition to bring it back to life and cruise along the 285 Corridor throughout "el norte" with familia?[cool]


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