Tennessee Collectors Score Big Emission Win

May 25, 2011

Nashville — Tennessee Classic and Antique car collectors can celebrate a big win, thanks to legislation Governor Bill Haslam signed into law on April 29th. House Bill 688, sponsored by 60th District Representative Jim Gotto (R-Heritage), exempts registered antique cars, 25-years or more, from all motor vehicle testing.

 “This bill is model legislation, in keeping with the Historic Vehicle Association’s (HVA) mission of ‘Keeping Yesterday’s Vehicles on Tomorrow’s Roads,’” commented HVA Director of Government Relations Carmel Roberts.

Gotto stated, “Antique cars are more than a hobby for many people in Tennessee and throughout the country; they are an integral part of the history of our great nation.  I have been rebuilding cars for years and as proud a member of the HVA, it was my honor to bring HB 688 as one of my first pieces of legislation.”

Elected in 2010, Gotto took office in the beginning of 2011, and sits on the House Judiciary; and State and Local Government Committees, and since 2003 has been a member of the Metropolitan Council of Nashville and Davidson Counties.

Congratulations and thank-you to Representative Gotto for sponsoring this hobby-friendly legislation.