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The big topic of discussion at our weekly Burger King Cruise on Wednesday night was gas prices above $3 per gallon. No wonder. I stopped to top off the tank in the MG and even that cost me over $25!!! Five years ago, when I bought the car, it was hard to spend $25 filling it up.

Anyway, at the cruise, folks were talking about how much it cost them to drive to Jefferson last weekend and some were wondering about how much upcoming shows were going to cost to drive to. Here in Wisconsin, a lot of hobbyists have to drive 100 miles or more just to get to a Sunday show.

In addition to my MG, two of the other cars at the cruise were a Nash Metropolitan owned by Keith Mathiowetz of the Old Cars Weekly staff and a '64 Rambler Hardtop that our good friend Ken Buttolph just picked up at Jefferson. All three of these cars are probably good for 25 mpg, which is pretty good for an old car.

That makes me wonder if there won't be renewed interest in collector cars that give good mileage this summer. We may be seeing a lot of Crosleys, Austins, Nashes, Falcons, Corvairs, Novas and Henry Js at the shows this summer. What do you think? Click "comments" below and tell us.

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