Tell Congress to save racing from government threat
Beyond additional signatures, the SEMA Action Network (SAN) is also looking for additional members of Congress to cosponsor the RPM Act. To date, the House legislation has 92 sponsors, while the Senate bill has 15. Are your elected officials among them? Visit the following link to find out, which includes a tool to locate your lawmakers: go to semaSAN.com. Given the potential impact of this rulemaking on car clubs and automotive organizations nationwide, group leaders are needed to work with Congress in passing the bill.
Seven Cities, Seven Days, Thousands of Unique Rides
The Hot Rod Power Tour is a spectacle unlike any other for fans of vehicular variety. In terms of sheer size and distance covered, “the world's largest road trip” lives up to its billing. Come along with the SEMA Action Network (SAN) on the event’s 22nd annual excursion. Grab a friend and stop by our prominent display at the flamed Hot Rod bus to fight for the future of auto racing. The SAN will be enlisting support for the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act from attendees.
The Power Tour draws motor vehicle enthusiasts from across the country. Covering more than 1,500 total miles, this seven-day, seven-city tour begins near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and will make its way to Kansas City, Kansas, through both highways and winding back roads. The event will attract more than 4,500 collector cars and grab the attention of more than 75,000 spectators. All kinds of hot rods, classics, custom trucks and street machines will be along for the ride. Any vehicle year, make or model is accepted.
The dates and stops are as follows:
The following link contains information on tour stops and other details: http://www.hotrod.com/events/power-tour/. We hope to see you on the road!
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Laurie Morgenthal recently reached out to her state legislators with a passionate plea about a scrappage proposal currently moving through the legislature. “As a fifth generation Californian, I understand and highly value the need to keep our air and our beautiful state clean,” Laurie wrote. “What I don't understand is why there seems to be so much proposed legislation that is so broad in scope that it sweeps a large group of automotive enthusiasts, many of whom drive their cars fewer than five thousand miles per year, into a category with potentially gross polluting and negligent vehicles.” Her prized 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC provided much of the inspiration behind the letter. Parts scarcity continues to present a serious problem and is at the forefront of enthusiasts with vintage vehicles. “Cars like mine were produced from 1993-1998 with such strict tolerances by so few suppliers,” adds Morgenthal. “In fact, Ford was out of some Mark VIII parts as early as 2001! The main source for everything except regular maintenance items is often the junkyard. Without the ability to reuse parts, these beautiful, last of their kind, rear-wheel drive, V8 Lincoln luxury coupes stand no chance of being preserved and appreciated.”