Thursday, November 5, 2009

A WIN for the hobby!!

We did it!! On November 4th, 2009, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Pollution Control Board passed the revised ruling of the Antique Vehicle Definition for the motor vehicle inspection and maintenance program in Lake and Porter Counties of Indiana (326 IAC 13-1.1 -1). With the amazing efforts of the Auto Clubs Council of Indiana (ACCI), Hagerty Insurance Agency, and SEMA, we were able to sit down with the IDEM and help them 'define' an antique vehicle.
Whew!!! Let me put that in words that I would understand: On November 4th, 2009, the collector car hobby and antique vehicles are no longer subject to emmissions testing in Lake and Porter Counties if they have: A) Collector Car Insurance or B) the vehicle has been driven a maximum of three thousand miles per calendar year and has Federally required pollution control equipment in place. The easiest thing to do is to get Collector Car Insurance!! I know just the place: Wouldn't you want to be insured by a company that cares about the hobby and protecting enthusiasts rights?
Hat's off to the ACCI for spearheading this movement and taking the time to make sure there's a future for this hobby!
You may ask yourself: Why do I care about this? I'm not in Lake or Porter Counties? Here's my response: It's only a matter of time until emmissions testing is expanded to a county near you. Get on board and help curb these issues BEFORE they are issues. What can you do to help? Join the ACCI, join SEMA, insure your collector car(s) with Hagerty. These are all entities that give back to the hobby and who genuinely care about your rights as a collector car owner!
Check out these links to view the details on what was accomplished yesterday:


  1. Congrats and thanks for all your work on this!

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