The House version of model legislation (S.B. 820) to create a vehicle registration classification for street rods, replicas and custom vehicles was approved last night by the North Carolina Senate. S.B. 820 is the product of negotiations between SEMA and the hobbyist network in North Carolina. S.B. 820 retains the key components of the SEMA-model bill while relieving vehicle owners of unfair title branding and inspection concerns. The bill now goes to the Governor for her signature and enactment into law.

We Urge You to Contact North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue (Contact Information Below) Immediately to Request Her Support for S.B. 820

* S.B. 820 provides specific registration and titling classes for street rods and replicas.

* S.B. 820 allows for the use of non-original materials and creates a titling and registration criterion that assigns replica vehicles the same model year designation as the production vehicle intended to be replicated.

* S.B. 820 requires that the title of a replica vehicle must clearly indicate that the vehicle is a replica and not an original.

* S.B. 820 provides an avenue by which the state can accurately and fairly title and register these specialty vehicles.

* S.B. 820 recognizes the immeasurable amount of time, money and attention automotive enthusiasts invest in their hobby cars. Street rods and replicas are the same crowd pleasers that participate in exhibitions and as parade vehicles, and whose owners regularly contribute to charities and civic events. This legislation represents an opportunity to acknowledge this family hobby and to protect it for future generations.

DON'T DELAY! Please contact Governor Bev Perdue immediately to urge her support of S.B. 820!

Governor Bev Perdue
Office of the Governor
Email: governor.office@nc.gov