A Documentary About Sports Cars Essay

984 Words May 11th, 2016 4 Pages
To some people, cars are more than just the sum of their parts. Ever since 1970 the United States Government has been placed crippling restrictions on sports vehicles. On December 2nd, 1970, Congress voted to pass a bill that would establish the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate and standardize the auto industry in order to protect the environment from pollution. From 1970 until now there have been thousands of vehicle emissions and fuel consumption regulations that have put substantial amounts of stress on automakers and their consumers. All of these laws were set in place to help protect the environment and reduce pollution; but now it seems like they are just more excuses for the government to tax you.
I recently watched a documentary about sports cars featuring Eric Bana, Jay Leno, Dr. Phil, and Jeremy Clarkson. The film strived to demonstrate that some people don’t see cars as just modes of transportation; they see them as living beings. Eric Bana used to have a 1974 Ford Falcon XB Coupe that he had ever since he was fifteen. Eric puts his blood, sweat, and tears into making the car roar again, but he wanted to make it more than a restoration. Eric turned it into a pro-touring racecar. With over 1000 man-hours and tens of thousands of dollars later, the car was complete. However, during a race, Eric totaled his beloved car. Eric felt like he had lost a family member. Today, the EPA wants to eliminate these kinds of cars because of their “effects” on the…

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