Thank you! I was sure I had read this at some time and I just couldn't remember the title.
As I remember, the point was that people had become so stupid that fake engine noise and wind coming from the dashboard was all that was necessary to give the morons the sensation of speed and power. I guess we're just a fake breeze away from being those morons.
Written by Cyril M. Kornbluth, originally published in Galaxy in April 1951.