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Motorsports and present/future 'value' of our cars.

It would appear by the end of this decade, "progress" is being made in the form of saving the disinterested/disengaged and those who have little or no ability behind the wheel.

I'm speaking of the car that drives itself. Fast forward to say, 2025, and there is no need for a driver anymore. So what will happen to automotive racing? Will fans flock to the Daytona 500 or 24 hours of Le Mans to see vehicles which drive themselves?

What need will a public have in the future for any pre-2020 car when there ability to 'drive' a car will simply disappear as a function of time. Will our cars just become museum pieces or garage queens when there is no one left to drive them(and who will buy them if they can't drive them)?

The best saddle makers...blacksmiths...and horsemen became dinosaurs when the automobile came to town. It didn't happen overnight, but it did happen. Just as sure as the best slide-rule maker became obsolete overnight with the introduction of the pocket calculator, the winds of change are blowing our way.
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