That kid almost makes you glad there weren't seat belts and child restraints back then. If I was Pop, I would be the one needing restraining. My kids know better than to mouth off about my driving.
The funny thing is that they tried to introduce petrol with 10% ethyl alcohol (marketed as "E10") here in Germany... and nobody wants to buy the stuff. Mostly because people are worried that it might ruin their engines, but also because people are concerned that it will... wait for it... decrease their gas mileage (because alcohol has less energy in it, drop for drop, than pure petrol, so the car needs to burn more fuel to produce the same amount of power).