We have been working for 2 years to show the street driven performance industry that ethanol work great in street rods and muscle cars if proper things are done when building them the industry that ethanol forgot. it is one of the largest demographic spread and has been in exsistance since the late 20’s hot rodding is a culture enjoyed not only in the USA, it could make the switch with some minor mods or realy step it up with fuel injection but now with an uphill battle at SEMA, that represents Aftermarket and OEM and hot rodding performance , that now want’s to stop or slow it down using old data as an excuse, they need to be on our side, but the fuel needs to be marketed we have the plan, just need people to realize ethanol could stand on it’s own feet if marketed properly
Gerald you bring up a good point. My first experience with ethanol was back in the late 1980s when E10 came to the area. At the time I had a 1985 Mustang GT and 89 octane E10 was selling for the same as 87 octane E0. It allowed me to run an extra 2 degrees of ignition timing which made the car run quite a bit better. And that was just E10, I can only imagine how my last car a 2004 Mustang Cobra would have run on E85. If the fuel had been available around here when I owned the car and I could have found a proper computer tune I would have tried it.
But from that first experience, I have remained a supporter of ethanol through the years. If the ethanol industry is looking to capture the hearts of users, the performance industry would be a good place to start.