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West Virginia collector plates bill dies

West Virginia legislation (H.B. 2514) to provide for special plates for use on collector vehicles and allow for the transfer of these plates between the collector vehicles owned by the collector died when the legislature adjourned for the year. The bill had been approved by the House Roads and Transportation Committee, but was not...

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Nevada classic vehicle registration bill to be withdrawn

After several conversations with SEMA Action Network (SAN) staff and members of the collector car hobby in Nevada, legislation (S.B. 152) to alter the registration requirements for “classic” vehicles will be withdrawn for the year by the bill’s sponsor. Under the bill, the holder of a classic vehicle license plate seeking an emissions inspection...

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Montana adopts single license plate law

Legislation (H.B. 213) to provide for the issuance of a single rear mounted license plate for certain motor vehicles was signed into law by Gov. Steve Bullock. Under the new law “if a person is not able to comply with the requirement that a front license plate be displayed because of the body construction...

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Prestone 90 years strong

Lake Forest, Ill. – Before Prestone started in 1927 with the introduction of its breakthrough ethylene glycol formula, drivers had been using highly flammable alcohol. Now celebrating its 90th Anniversary, Prestone Products Corporation has grown to become the leader in under-the-hood chemicals and its iconic yellow jug continues to be the choice to protect...

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RPM Act reintroduced to Congress

The RPM Act was recently reintroduced in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. The RPM Act of 2017 protects Americans’ right to modify street cars and motorcycles into dedicated race vehicles, along with industry’s right to sell the parts that enable racers to compete. The “Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act”...

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SEMA Battle of the Builders premieres Feb. 6th

  DIAMOND BAR, CA — The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) will showcase its third annual SEMA Battle of the Builders competition in a one-hour TV special premiering February 6th at 10 p.m. (PT/ET) on the Velocity Network. This unique program makes it possible for consumers to connect with manufacturers and see the great...

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Update on the Rhode Island Year of Manufacture Plate Bill

UPDATE: Rhode Island bill to require state to issue year of manufacture license plates Introduced     In 2014, legislation to allow the Division of Motor Vehicles to issue replica year of manufacture plates for antique vehicles was enacted into law.  This year, a bill (H.B. 5068) has been introduced to require that the state issue...

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Montana single license plate bill considered on January 23rd

Montana Bill to Provide Single License Plate for Certain Motor Vehicles to be Considered on Monday, January 23, 2017     Montana legislation (H.B. 213) to provide for the issuance of a single rear mounted license plate for motor vehicles that were originally equipped without a bracket, device or other means to display and secure a...

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Chapouris made bold tracks through hot-rodding world

Famed hot-rod builder Pete Chapouris died Jan. 6 at age 76 following a stroke. Chapouris grew up in the California hot rodding scene in the 1950s and began building and customizing his own cars. In 1971, he went to work at  Blair’s speed shop and built a chopped ’34 Ford coupe that gained wide...