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    • RPM Act of 2017 (Protection of Motorsports) reaches 100 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives

      Remember the RPM Act? As a refresher, the RPM Act is legislation designed to protect enthusiasts from government overreach especially at the hands of the EPA. The goal is to allow you to work on your car and modify your car without the EPA branding you a criminal for doing so.


      The EPA wanted to prevent people from turning their cars into race cars and threatened those who did with a $37,500 fine. Naturally, we told them to eat shit.

      BoostAddict is not alone in the automotive community thinking that what the EPA is trying to do is insane. If you want to buy a car and take it racing, that is your business. If you want to modify your car or work on your own car in your garage you should have the right to do so and not be threatened with fines.

      The RPM Act of 2017 has a good chance of getting passed with the new administration. Nearly a quarter of the senate signed on as co-sponsors as well as over 100 representatives in the house.

      Let's hope it passes and the government backs off those of us having fun with our cars.

      Quote Originally Posted by SEMA
      The RPM Act of 2017 reached an important milestone as the House bill surpassed 100 co-sponsors earlier this week, meaning nearly one-fourth of the entire House of Representatives supports the bill. The Senate bill is also showing a strong, bipartisan performance with nearly a quarter of the entire Senate signing on as co-sponsors. Gaining momentum with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, including key members on the bills’ committees of jurisdiction, is critical to moving the bill through the legislative process and closer to a final vote.This important progress is a direct result of our industry and community’s swift action. We have sent more than 45,000 letters to the new Congress since the new letter-writing effort started in January. Thank you to those who have sent a letter! While this is an important milestone, our work is far from over. We need to keep the pressure on Congress to push the RPM Act across the finish line!

      That’s why we need you to add your name to the effort to save our racecars. Hearing from you—a constituent and member of the motorsports community—lets lawmakers know that the RPM Act demands their attention and action.

      Tell your lawmakers to support this critical bill using the form at www.sema.org/rpm. It’s easy and only takes a minute. Even if you sent a letter in 2016, the new Congress means that new letters are needed. And don’t forget to tell your friends and family to join the effort, too. Every letter counts.

      Together we can save our racecars and protect the future of motorsports! Visit www.sema.org/rpm today!

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      1. richpike's Avatar
        richpike -
        The EPA has way larger fish to fry right now, like will they actually be funded a year from now.

        -Rich
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by richpike Click here to enlarge
        The EPA has way larger fish to fry right now, like will they actually be funded a year from now.

        -Rich
        Bingo.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by richpike Click here to enlarge
        The EPA has way larger fish to fry right now, like will they actually be funded a year from now.

        -Rich
        You're right:

      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        Lol 29 million. They couldn't even pay the top staff with that money. Guess someone's going under
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Itsbrokeagain Click here to enlarge
        Lol 29 million. They couldn't even pay the top staff with that money. Guess someone's going under
        Now if they can do the same with CARB.