Saving Johnson Valley's OHV Area
The SEMA Action Network (SAN) has been actively engaged in defending the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Area for future enthusiast use. The U.S. Marine Corps wants to expand its base at Twentynine Palms, California, in order to conduct large-scale training exercises for two months a year. The land has been controlled for decades by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which provides special-use permits for various motorized recreational activities. Thanks to the efforts of SAN members, the message to save Johnson Valley and find a reasonable solution is being heard from coast to coast. Read more »
Legislative Front Lines
SEMA SAN Strike Force
A 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder reproduction by Beck and 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage from the collection of SAN member Paul Witteman.
Legislation requiring the issuance of only a single license plate for motor vehicles is gaining traction in state legislatures around the country. SEMA Action Network (SAN) member Paul Witteman recently took action when Maryland introduced its own version of the bill. The Chevy Chase resident wrote his lawmakers about how the single plate attached at the rear would help protect the design features of collector cars and relieve vehicle owners of the burden of having to create mounting holes on some original and fabricated bumpers. Attached to his message were photos (above) of two examples from Paul’s pristine collection. To Paul’s surprise, a member of the legislature responded to this letter with compliments for the vehicles. While Maryland lawmakers have not yet decided on the fate of the bill, we applaud Paul’s efforts and those of his fellow enthusiasts in the Old Line state.
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