TAKING THE LEAP…TECHNOLOGICALLY SPEAKING
The power of grabbing attention is often found in one’s hand. A slew of enthusiast-focused magazines, printed classifieds and catalogs of parts have served as trusted sources for hobbyists dating back generations. However, the Internet has reshaped modern life and opened vast new possibilities. Automotive aficionados are now relying less and less on physical publications for valuable insight. Instead, a hand-held solution is gaining favor fast for its ultra-convenient access to nearly anything imaginable—mobile smartphones. While the tactile feel of objects may hold a sacred place, car and truck enthusiasts-to-be appear more enamored with compact screens at the moment.
Arming the SAN with every advantage to influence tomorrow’s laws is job number one. Attracting additional voices to help strengthen our efforts plays a vital supporting role. To better align with the practices of present and future advocates of our hobby, the SAN’s online hub has been completely overhauled. Visit the newly revitalized website on a your preferred device: www.semaSAN.com. For the first time, the platform is now fully searchable and mobile-friendly. The overall visual look and function have been refreshed to enhance a visitor’s experience. Social media reach has also expanded into one of the most popularly emerging digital communities—check out the latest posts on the SAN Instagram: @SEMAActionNetwork
As with any long-term project making its debut, the journey is just beginning. Plenty of items will undoubtedly need attention. Behind the scenes, reconnecting all 20+ years of SAN history has been an ongoing a work in progress. Please pardon any “dust” as this fresh machine hits the information superhighway for the first time. And of course, look for further improvements to come!
Embracing evolving technology in a changing world can be uncomfortable and difficult, no question. But missing the chance to invite those next in line to defend our hobby might prove disastrous. Perhaps one day the masses will steadily set down portable computers and return to enjoying the majesty of dyed paper. Until then, let’s attempt to meet them on their own ground and welcome them into the cause. Better yet, encourage anyone you meet with an automotive interest to get involved and stay informed by signing up—free of any hassles and cost: www.semaSAN.com.
New Mexico Introduces Bill to Require Front and Rear Plates on All Vehicles
• UPDATE: Delaware Bill to Ease Street Rod Registration Passes House; Moves to Senate
• West Virginia Introduces Bill to Allow Military Vehicle Titling
• Maine Bills to Allow the Sale of Ethanol-free Gasoline Statewide Introduced
• Connecticut Bill to Allow All-Terrain Vehicles on State Lands Introduced
• Minnesota Bills to Aid the Registration of Decommissioned Military Vehicles Introduced
• Legislation Creating West Virginia Motorsports Committee Introduced
• Maryland Introduces Bill to Exempt Low Mileage Vehicles from Inspection Requirements
• Hawaii Introduces Bill to Allow Military Vehicle Titling
• New York Bills to Create an All-Terrain Vehicle Fund Introduced
• West Virginia Introduces Bill to Create Collector License Plate
• Connecticut Introduces Bill to Ease Towing Restrictions
• Iowa Introduces Bill to Allow for Window Tinting
• Washington Introduces Bill to Allow Military Vehicle Titling
• West Virginia Bill to Create Additional Opportunities for Off-Road Recreation Introduced
See the complete list of Legislative Action Alerts
SEMA SAN Strike Force
What are your other rides? 2002 NASCAR Chevy Monte Carlo Busch Car, 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Dodge, 1978 Ford F150. My father owns two woodies—a 1948 Buick Estate Wagon and 1948 Packard—and a 1969 Ford Ranchero GT that we restore together.
Any automotive projects in the works? NASCAR Dodge Charger and a 1978 Ford
What vehicle tops your wish list? B5 blue, 4-speed 1971 Hemi ‘Cuda
Who is your automotive hero? Bud Moore, a NASCAR legend and American hero
Your most valuable automotive resource? Car guys. The information you can get when you reach out to other enthusiasts is amazing.
Why is the SEMA Action Network (SAN) important? Our hobby is constantly under scrutiny by politicians. If it was not for SAN a lot of our cars would not be allowed on the roads.