SEMA News - November 2010

  SEMA News-November 2010-Source Interlink & SEMA Action Network 
   
   
With more than 60 magazine titles and 60 websites in its Performance Automotive Group, Source Interlink Media is featuring the SEMA Action Network (SAN) and highlighting the laws and regulations impacting the automotive hobby. The themed issues are scheduled to hit newsstands in time for the November 2010 elections and encourage readers to exercise their right to be heard. 

“We are again at an election crossroads in which many voters are seeking change,” said Doug Evans, Source Interlink Media’s senior vice president and group publisher for the Performance Automotive Group. “These issues of our automotive magazines will give our readers an opportunity to consider how actions being taken by federal and state lawmakers impact the auto enthusiast. The need for the enthusiast community to stay informed and become involved is greater than ever. From emissions to auto equipment standards, the government is making decisions about your current and future car.”

SEMA News-November 2010-Source Interlink & SEMA Action Network     SEMA News-November 2010-Source Interlink & SEMA Action Network  
       
       
The topic is not limited to Washington. While the federal government imposes rules for basic vehicle safety and emissions equipment, most other issues are handled at the state and local levels. From titling and registration to emissions inspection and maintenance and equipment standards, all motor-vehicle and motorcycle enthusiasts are subject to decisions made by their state and local officials.

“The people who love musclecars, hot rods, street rods, tuners, replicas, off-road trucks and many other varieties of automotive pursuits are as diverse as the country in which we live,” said SEMA Board of Directors Chairman Rick Rollins. “We must work to protect our automotive passions from unnecessary, unfair or well-intentioned but poorly written laws and regulations. Fortunately, we live in a country where we can still make a difference in how we are governed. Our greatest tool in making that difference is our voice. By speaking out on issues that concern the automotive hobby, contacting our representatives and working constructively with government officials, we have the power to protect our passion and keep it safe for future generations of auto hobbyists and enthusiasts.”

The future of the hobby depends on those who enjoy it. The ballot box is one venue for making views known. Enthusiasts can also work collectively by joining the SAN. The SAN is a partnership between enthusiasts, car clubs and members of the automotive specialty-parts industry in the United States and Canada who have pledged to join forces in support of legislative solutions for the auto hobby.
It’s free to join, and the SAN keeps you informed about pending legislation and regulations—both good and bad—that will impact your state or the country.

“We are the destination for millions of enthusiasts and consumers looking to find anything and everything about their enthusiast lifestyle,” Evans said. “Nowhere else can you find more powerful and credible brands specifically targeted to the needs and passions of our readers. We owe it to these dedicated readers to let them know about the threats to their hobby and solutions they can help enact to protect it.” 

 

 

 

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