SEMA eNews Vol. 15, No. 27, July 5, 2012

Michigan Bill to Expand Use of Historic Vehicles Signed Into Law

Legislation to amend the state’s current law governing historic motor vehicles to permit their unlimited use as “exhibition” vehicles the entire month of August was signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder. The new law goes into effect immediately. Under previous Michigan law, use of historic vehicles was limited to participation in club activities, exhibitions, tours, parades and similar uses, including mechanical testing, but not for general transportation.  

The law provides Michigan historic vehicle owners the opportunity to enjoy recreational driving in the month of August (including the world-famous Woodward Dream Cruise) in addition to the other sanctioned uses. The law also acknowledges the immeasurable time and money automotive hobbyists, especially historic vehicle owners, invest in their cars.

For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

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