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SEMA Show 2013–State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus Dinner

 

Current and former members of the State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus gathered again this past November to meet with SAN staff and enjoy the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. In attendance were (standing left to right) Delegate Jim Butler (West Virginia), Senator David Parks (Nevada), Assemblyman Bill Reilich (New York), Assemblyman James Oscarson (Nevada), Delegate Gary Howell (West Virginia), Representative Joe Pitre (New Hampshire), Senator Ted Gaines (California), U.S. Representative Bill Posey (Florida), Assemblyman Richard Carrillo (Nevada), Delegate Scott Cadle (West Virginia), Representative Tom McDonald (Missouri), Representative Stan Blake (Wyoming), former Senator Ryan Zinke (Montana), Delegate Danny Hamrick (West Virginia), Representative Bruce Hanna (Oregon), Representative Tim Freeman (Oregon); (seated left to right) Delegate Eric Householder (West Virginia), Senator Elaine Bowers (Kansas), Representative Chip Campbell (South Dakota), Senator Mark Manendo (Nevada) and former Senator John Brueggeman (Montana).

 


 

Legislative Front Lines

 

Click here for the complete list of Legislative Action Alerts.

 

» Bill Reintroduced to Protect West Virginia Hobbyists from Unfair Exhaust Noise Citations

 

» New Hampshire Introduces Bill to Expand Year-of-Manufacture Plates Law

 

» West Virginia Reintroduces Bill to Exempt Antique Motor Vehicles From Taxes and Fees

 

» Virginia Introduces Bill to Impose “Road Usage Fee” on Fuel-Efficient Motor Vehicles

 

» Maryland Introduces Bill to Provide Single License Plate for Historic Vehicles/Street Rods

 

» New Hampshire Bill to Prohibit Ethanol Blended Gasoline at Levels Greater Than 10%

 

» Virginia Introduces Bill to Exempt Antique Vehicles from Exhaust System Restrictions

 


 

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Spanning multiple generations, the Lucas family’s unique rides are clearly not “trailer queens.” Pictured are John Lucas (right) with son Jason (left) and grandson Townsend (center) with their dark blue 1966 Pontiac GTO and red 1986 Pontiac Fiero.


John Lucas is not only a friend to the automotive hobby, he is an investor in its future. As a lifelong “gearhead,” John has been involved in many facets of the pastime. Along the way, he has inspired participation among several family members as well. After discovering the SEMA Action Network (SAN) many years ago, he has consistently advocated greater involvement among friends new and old. “With legislative challenges mounting nationwide, we need to get everybody involved with the cause!” He has proudly distributed SAN promo items for this purpose, even using swap meet spaces to spread the word at major enthusiast events. A member of the Lafayette Kroozers, Lucas also connects the club’s annual Hot Summer Nights show to the Collector Car Appreciation Day celebration every July. In fact, proceeds raised from the club’s activities are donated to a local charity each year. The club is currently planning on helping children that have suffered fire injuries through the Indiana Burn Camp.

 

Best wishes to you and the other Lafayette Kroozers in 2014, John! Your service to our entire auto community is greatly appreciated.

 


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