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ketel0ne 08-24-2006 08:37 AM

Using a thread to brainstorm: Drive on Washington
 
Many people have rallied in the nations capital, why not people in 35+ mpg cars. Platform could be oil reliance, global warming, gas prices, tax credits for high milers, etc. Even do it on a weekend or holiday Monday to show concern for commuters. The press play would be huge. Please contribute your thoughts. This is nothing official, it is more a of a seed in my head.

SVOboy 08-24-2006 01:11 PM

It's a nice idea, though I wonder how many people would throw the big bucks to drive out there. If I were not in school without a car I would certainly participate. I still remember fondly my days of anti-war protesting in the nations capitol. 300k of us didn't make much difference where humans lives were concerned, but when it's something that affects peoples' wallets it doesn't take much to get them to listen, :(

zpiloto 08-24-2006 03:31 PM

I'm in Texas that would be a pretty long drive and to get time off from work for that would be tough. In the US how many people drive a car that gets over 35 MPG since there really not much availiable here.:mad:. The best bet might be to try a grassroot petition getting signature and passing it along to a simpathetic Senator if you can find one.

Matt Timion 08-24-2006 04:23 PM

I've been brainstorming getting my car around 60 MPG and doing a cross-country drive... or at least a drive down to california on one tank of gas. At the very least it would get some people interested and could attract some attention.

zpiloto 08-24-2006 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Matt Timion
I've been brainstorming getting my car around 60 MPG and doing a cross-country drive... or at least a drive down to california on one tank of gas. At the very least it would get some people interested and could attract some attention.

That's a good idea what car are you going to try and do that with? Throw in your favorite charity and get sponsers and your set.

ketel0ne 08-25-2006 11:04 AM

Maybe just city events. Like Fuel Economy Carshows not just hybrids. But all makes models and modifications. You figure they have them for stereos, speed, and makes. Why not MPG?

SVOboy 08-25-2006 11:07 AM

What we really need to do is work a way to get others outside the community involved. I'll send all the dartmouth papers (including the dartmouth, oldest college paper in the country) a little note asking about a place for such articles among their normal junk. Writing is certainly a powerful tool to help enlist others!

Matt Timion 08-25-2006 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by zpiloto
That's a good idea what car are you going to try and do that with? Throw in your favorite charity and get sponsers and your set.

I'll do it with my civic. My original plan with that car was to have a car that has all of the luxuries of a modern car (A/C, Power Steering, automatic locks, windows, etc.) that gets killer gas mileage. Oh, and it's a four seater too, so it dispells the myth that only small cars can get good MPG.

Then again, compared to new cars, my little 89 civic IS small.

MetroMPG 08-25-2006 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by ketel0ne
Many people have rallied in the nations capital, why not people in 35+ mpg cars. Platform could be oil reliance, global warming, gas prices, tax credits for high milers, etc.

Have you seen https://40mpg.org? US Political/consumer action campaign.

SVOboy 08-25-2006 12:47 PM

Sweet link darin, *joins*


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