Hmmm...I can't think of any kits with the trim ring style ones (would be ideal to use on for the Revell '76 Torino). The Magnum 500 kit wheels that I can think of--Revell '68-69 Charger, AMT '68 Road Runner, '69 GTXes, '70 Super Bee, Revell '70 Torino and Mustang Boss kits, are all the chrome rim variety IIRC..
One anachronistic phrase I still use is 'roll down the window', though I haven't regularly driven a car w/ manual windows in over 20 years. 'power down the window' just doesn't take hold... I also do occasionally say 'tape' instead of 'record', though since I've had DVRs for 15 years or so.. Haven't had a corded landline phone in probably 25 years.. got my first cell 20 years ago, and have had cordless phones since the around '90 or so.... but we still call them 'ring tones'... haven't had a rotary phone since my folks got rid of the black AT&T around 35 years ago..
There was a company (Better Place) a few years ago that was working on a hot-swappable model for car batteries, but it didn't pan out and they went bust Their idea was to pull into a garage/car wash style drive-thru, push a button and under the car an robot arm would yank the old battery and put in a new one..required lots of costly infrastructure and garages...they had a working pilot program w/ a fleet of Renault electric sedans in Israel. I like the concept of electric cars, esp. in large metro areas, but I'm not sure I'd buy one anytime soon. Hard to beat the go anywhere/anytime simplicity of ICE cars..
Mmmm...maple bacon donuts...sounds tasty...I think one of the local specialty donut shops has something like that. Regarding the oil price changes, I wonder if it is lower in China, presumably where the raw styrene is made...