On Thursday, September 22nd, Michigan Senator Gary Peters (D-Michigan) introduced the National Historic Vehicle Register Act. If passed, this legislation is an important step toward preserving the legacy of American automobiles and motorcycles and the vital role they play in our history and culture.
No other piece of technology has affected the American way of life more than the automobile — the very foundation of hot rodding. However, until recently, there’s been no official register of historically significant models in automotive history.
The Historic Vehicle Register launched by the Historic Vehicle Association will become the National Historic Vehicle Register if legislation introduced by Michigan Sen. Gary Peters wins congressional approval. The bill would authorize the Dept. of Interior to establish a federal register of historic vehicles, basically giving federal approval to the HVA effort.