Classic Autos Return To Prairie Avenue (13)

engages numerous audiences in exploring urban life and design by the preservation and interpretation of the architecture of Henry Hobson Richardson and the historic home of John and Frances Glessner.

Thanks to Neil and his E’s Autos Flyer distribution (thanks Neil) at the Volksworld Camper and Bus cruise/ show from Guildford to Bournemouth, yet another Westfalia Baywindow camper discovered its technique to the unit for a radical engine checkover. Dave’s 1970 VW T2, now benefits from a leisure battery system, a mains hook up and a working gasoline gauge which should mean that the whole family are kept completely happy on these camping holidays close to and much.

A customer enquiry about rewires, and vehicle electrics led to a chat with Neil, who wished the piece of thoughts that a leisure battery and auxiliary wiring system might provide for family tenting journeys in his 2 litre, 1978 Baywindow Westy (IE- the household could run all the pieces all weekend and nonetheless drive off at the end of the vacation). An entire new system was fitted with additional 12 volt sockets, a seperate simply accessible fusebox and space for additions as and when required.

You possibly can see the rise in imports from much lower than 1% within the 1960s to about 2% of US GDP within the mid 2000s (till the nice recession hit). The opposite fascinating issue is that consumption of autos (as a fraction of the financial system) started a serious decline within the early 2000s. That is going to complicate the analysis which I will take up once more in the next submit.

The odd-looking line on this graph is the one for home consumption of autos and elements as a fraction of GDP; the line begins to drop after 2002, solely reversing in 2010. It is odd to me because a graph of US vehicle sales is basically flat from 2001 to 2007 at between sixteen and 17 million autos per 12 months. Studying off Stuart’s graph above, the gross consumption line begins at about three.7% of GDP in 2001 and drops to around 2.eight% in 2007, so roughly a 25% drop. Taking a look at BEA Table 1.1.5. US GDP rose 36% throughout that interval.