SEMA eNews Vol. 17, No. 3, January 16, 2014

Virginia Introduces Bill to Exempt Antique Vehicles from Exhaust System Restrictions

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

  virginia
Legislation that would allow state antique vehicle hobbyists to install and use aftermarket exhaust systems has been introduced in Virginia.
   

Legislation that would allow state antique vehicle hobbyists to install and use aftermarket exhaust systems has been introduced in Virginia. Currently, all vehicles are required to have exhaust systems of a type installed as standard factory equipment, or comparable to that designed for use on the particular vehicle as standard factory equipment. Further, exhaust systems must not emit noise in excess of that permitted by the standard factory equipment.

Under Virginia law, an antique motor vehicle is every motor vehicle that was actually manufactured or designated by the manufacturer as a model in a calendar year not less than 25 years prior to January 1 of each calendar year and is owned solely as a collector's item.

For more information, visit the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website. For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

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