Classic car hobby lives on - Historic Vehicle Association fights on | Hagerty Article


The federal Clean Air Act provides the regulatory framework and standards for air quality. This framework is then adopted and modified by states through state implementation plans, or “SIPs.” As a result, many states require that cars of a certain vintage be tested as a means of achieving SIP goals for ambient air-quality standards. There is a profound inconsistency among the states in the treatment of historic vehicles and the enforcement of exemptions where they exist. For many owners, keeping a 20-year-old vehicle in “like-new” operating condition is prohibitively expensive.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2010/06/28/top-7-issues-for-the-historic-vehicle-association