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For all you car lovers in USA: EPA is out to screw you!

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For all you car lovers in USA: EPA is out to screw you!

#1 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun Jun 20, 2021 2:41 am

Saw this in the comments on Hackaday: How To Get Into Cars: Land Speed Racing
AngryMarmot on June 17, 2021 at 8:51 pm wrote: As a person who has spent 20+ years of his life building hot-rods / customs / race-cars – I like seeing this content here. I am also a maker (I think all “hot-rodders” are, but I also dabble in hobbyist electronics, tech, and 3d printing.) I have been to Bonneville a few times, and have been lucky enough to have joined the 200mph club about 8 years ago.

That being said – if you enjoy such things – I ask you to please look into and e-mail your representatives (for the people in the US) about supporting the RPM act. If you are unaware – the EPA is working towards trying to kill off motorsports and ban modification and conversion of production cars for racing use. Not only would this end events like Bonneville, but most racing. The biggest impact would be the destruction of an industry and lifestyle that provides millions of jobs, small business, and an important hobby / lifestyle. If you would like to know more – check out the youtube channel PFIspeed where the owner (and outstanding human) was slapped with a nearly twenty thousand dollar fine for selling aftermarket car ECUs. It is just one of many, many small shops and businesses being threatened with financial ruin by the EPA leveraging laws and rules that were never intended to be used against businesses like PFI.

Here is the SEMA link to the information on the RPM act : https://www.sema.org/epa-news.

Any help us car guys / makers can get from a community that could be also affected by such legislation (if they manage this with cars – how long till right to repair becomes a bigger issue?) would be a huge help in letting our lawmakers know where we stand on over-reach and blatant misuse of regulation for monetary gain. This is a serious issue, and we need to voice our opinions.

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#2 Post by 600X » Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:55 am

I wouldn't worry, Motorsports is banned in Switzerland as well so they just do hillclimb events instead and they are quite glorious.
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#3 Post by Neil » Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:04 am

I'm sure some have seen Formula E racing. It's quite entertaining, just not as loud a motorsports. Anyway, as new car manufacturing transitions to electric motors, there will be more and more electric motorsports.
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#4 Post by cadillacmike68 » Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:02 pm

The epa can go straight to hell.
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