Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Bill Reintroduced in New Jersey

A version of SEMA model legislation (A.B. 2636) that would create a vehicle registration classification for street rods and replica custom vehicles and provide for special license plates for these vehicles was reintroduced in the New Jersey Assembly.  Last year, comparable legislation was not enacted into law in New Jersey prior to the legislature’s adjournment.  A.B. 2626 defines a street rod as an altered vehicle manufactured before 1948 and a custom as an altered vehicle at least 25 years old and manufactured after 1948.  The bill allows kit cars and replica vehicles to be assigned a certificate of title bearing the same model year designation the body of the vehicle most closely resembles.  

We Urge You to Contact All Members of the Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee (List Attached Below) Immediately to Request Their Support for A.B. 2636

  • A.B. 2636 provides specific registration/titling classes and license plates for street rods and customs.
  • A.B. 2636 only holds street rods and customs to the equipment standards specified by law during the model year listed on the title of the vehicle.
  • A.B. 2636 provides that a replica vehicle will be assigned the same model year designation as the production vehicle it most closely resembles.
  • A.B. 2636 permits street rods and custom vehicles to display blue dot taillights.
  • A.B. 2636 provides that vehicles titled and registered as street rods and custom vehicles may be used for occasional transportation, exhibitions, club activities, parades, tours, etc. and not for general daily transportation.

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact the members of the Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee to request their support for A.B. 2636.  Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at  Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts.  Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance.

Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee

To e-mail all Committee members, copy and paste the email address block below:;;;;;;;;;;;

Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (Chair)
Phone: (732) 432-8460

Assemblywoman Linda Stender (Vice Chair)
Phone: (908) 668-1900

Assemblyman John F. Amodeo
Phone: (609) 677-8266

Assemblywoman Marlene Caride
Phone: (201) 943-0615

Assemblyman Upendra J. Chivukula
Phone: (732) 247-3999

Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin
Phone: (973) 779-3125

Assemblyman Charles Mainor
Phone: (201) 536-7851

Assemblyman Ruben J. Ramos Jr.
Phone: (201) 714-4960

Assemblywoman Celeste M. Riley
Phone: (856) 339-0808

Assemblyman Scott Rudder
Phone: (609) 654-1498

Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf
Phone: (609) 693-6700

Assemblyman David W. Wolfe
Phone: (732) 840-9028

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