As oil depletion speeds up, motor racing will be made illegal. Upon it will fall the moral censure which must accompany the change in our society’s relationship to fossil fuels. Motor sports will come to play a cultural role somewhere between bare-knuckle boxing and ascot: a barbaric, contraband, relic- but also the preserve of the very rich. Video footage of races will be the new snuff movies. Policemen will capture stocks in raids, and watch them in fascination before having them destroyed. “Christ Jim, look at the speed of that” “Think of the fuel it must be burning!”