New Jersey Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Bill Needs Your Support

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

A version of SEMA-model legislation that would create a vehicle registration classification for street rods and replica custom vehicles and provide for special license plates for these vehicles remains pending in the New Jersey Assembly. Supporters are urged to contact Chairman John Wisniewski of the Assembly Transportation Committee to request an immediate hearing on the bill.

The measure 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.  

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