New scrappage scheme: drag racing
In this unusual American racing series, there are hardly any rules, except for the compulsory roll cage which is not included in the 500 dollar limit. Modifications to vehicles are only possible by bribing the canny judges who are responsible for deciding which cars to admit. The organiser Jay Lamm is already considering franchising the idea in Europe. Perhaps there will soon be premiums for scrapping cars worldwide, where the level of payment is decided by who crosses the finishing line in events like these.