Oregon Hobbyists Act to Protect Pre-1981 Model Year Vehicles

United Oregon vehicle clubs beat back legislation aimed at taking pre-1981 vehicles off the road.This legislation would have prohibited registering totaled vehicles manufactured before 1981 and, beginning in 2010, all vehicles manufactured before 1981 unless the vehicle was registered as antique/classic or had passed unspecified emissions standards.This bill ignored the fact that pre-1981 vehicles are a tiny part of the vehicle fleet, typically well-maintained, and have a minimal environmental impact.