Tag: Replica

SEMA files lawsuit against NHTSA over failure to implement replica car rules – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings

SEMA files lawsuit against NHTSA over failure to implement replica car rules – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings

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At least one carmaker that had planned to build turnkey replica vehicles under the Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act has already thrown in the towel due to inaction from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and now the Specialty Equipment Market Association has made good on its threat to sue the federal agency to spur it into action.

“There’s been no accountability” from the NHTSA, said Stuart Gosswein, SEMA’s senior director of Federal Government Affairs. “They’ve said they were close to a proposed rule, but we’ve seen not a shred of it from them.”

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal appellate court, asks the court to compel the NHTSA to issue replica car guidelines that, under the Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act, were supposed to have been submitted in December 2016.

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We don’t know where’s the beef, but here’s the car – Larry Edsall @ClassicCars.com

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We don’t know where’s the beef, but here’s the car

Pick of the Day was special ordered by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas

You don’t have to be the owner of a Wendy’s restaurant franchise to want to buy the Pick of the Day, but it might help. The car is a 1978 Glassic roadster done in the style of a 1929 Ford Model A and was specially ordered by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas, according to the Volo, Illinois, dealer advertising the car on ClassicCars.com.

“Dave custom ordered this factory-built 1978 Glassic roadster to suit his specific needs, which was an eye-catching paint scheme using the colors from the Wendy’s logos,” the dealer says. 

“Most of the Glassics were equipped with a 4 cyl and no options, Dave ordered this one with a 302, power steering, brakes and an automatic transmission.

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We don’t know where’s the beef, but here’s the car

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