A version of SEMA-model legislation to create a registration category for replica motor vehicles was approved by the Nevada State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Jim Gibbons. Under the bill, replicas are defined as vehicles manufactured after 1968 to resemble vehicles manufactured before 1968. Replicas will be exempted from all emissions inspection requirements applicable to other vehicles in the state. Registration as a replica vehicle will be open to 100 such vehicles each year and use will limited to occasional transportation and other hobby-related activities.
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Audi’s million-dollar prototype RS8 may have crashed and burned at the Nurburgring, but that won’t diminish the appetite that Audi – and Porsche – enthusiasts have for performance parts and accessories.
Between May 4-June 2, fans of the German performance marques spent a combined $2,323,774 on parts and accessories via online auction, according to data from Terapeak, a developer of market-focused research software that monitors online sales and auctions.
Submissions are now being accepted for the 2007 SEMA Show Products for Project Vehicle Builders list. SEMA Show exhibitors that would like to make products available to project vehicle builders for free or at a discount are invited to send an e-mail to eNews@sema.org. The e-mail should include company name, booth number, the products being offered and contact information.
The passing of Bill France Jr. this week elicited an outpouring of tribute among motorsports fans, professionals, writers and those in the specialty-equipment industry.
SEMA and Nissan North America have set a measuring session for Tuesday–Wednesday, June 19–20. The session will feature four 2008 Nissan vehicles—the Versa five-door hatchback, the Sentra and Sentra SE-R sedans and the all-new Altima Coupe.
Each company will get 60 minutes with the vehicles, and cameras are permitted. To participate, members must register by Friday, June 15.
Editor's Note: Last week we reported that the NHRA was under new management. To clarify, the NHRA will remain a non-profit 501(c)(6) corporation, will retain all its non-professional racing, safety and educational activities and continue to be the sanctioning body for all NHRA racing activities, including the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.