The Historic Vehicle Association wants cars, trucks, and vehicles of all descriptions to have the same historical preservation status as homes, boats, and planes. The Association, started in 2009 by Hagerty Insurance, is lobbying for laws that protect historically significant vehicles, allowing them to stay on the road.
These are not the typically used cars that show up on Buy Here Pay Here lots. But problems arise when the group tries to decide which vehicles are historically significant. Is a milk truck from the 30s as significant as an 1898 Sears and Roebuck two cycle or is a Marmon Meteor more important than any Nash or Hudson still running?
Another question is this: will new laws help encourage more cars to be preserved. Unless someone is going to pony up some mullah, restoring a car is an expensive hobby. Perhaps only time will tell.
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