Classic Autos Return To Prairie Avenue (6)

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You possibly can see the rise in imports from much less than 1% within the 1960s to about 2% of US GDP in the mid 2000s (until the great recession hit). The opposite interesting factor is that consumption of autos (as a fraction of the economy) started a severe decline in the early 2000s. That’s going to complicate the evaluation which I will take up once more within the subsequent post.

PJ’s Pearl White 1965 VW Splitscreen Westfalia came by for a full service and a CSP disc brake conversion prior to a trip across Europe to European Bug In 5. PJ determined while we have been at it, he fancied altering the wheels to chromed and detailed Fuchs replicas. The results have been a fairly impressive stance and a much improved drive. He additionally popped in, in his lovely Beryl green 1963 Beetle running an Aire Valley beam and air experience system that we fitted earlier this yr.

The odd-wanting line in this graph is the one for domestic consumption of autos and elements as a fraction of GDP; the road starts to drop after 2002, solely reversing in 2010. It is odd to me because a graph of US automobile sales is basically flat from 2001 to 2007 at between 16 and 17 million automobiles per yr. Reading off Stuart’s graph above, the gross consumption line starts at about 3.7% of GDP in 2001 and drops to round 2.eight% in 2007, so roughly a 25% drop. Looking at BEA Table 1.1.5. US GDP rose 36% throughout that interval.

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