In its annual "Pig Book," Citizens Against Government Waste dismissed the $100,000 for the International Center for Automotive Research Park Innovation (ICAR) with nine words: "Yes, they are racing away with our tax dollars."
Calling ICAR pork is a little unfair. (And this just isn't local view- I hope). A lot of big corporations and institutions have put a lot money into ICAR because they see the value from a business stand point. This isn't exactly building $100,000 statue of Strom Thurmond.