Wyoming Street Rod Association
and protect the interests of automobiles, regardless of the make
or model of automobiles and regardless of the age of the
good fellowship and sportsmanship among all members of the club.
uphold the principles of good government.
club functions and activities in a manner befitting members of
automotive sports and to encourage a better understanding of
automotive sports, including street rodding, as constructive
sports among members of the public, press, and law enforcement
safety in driving, automobile maintenance, and overall vehicle
2008 Steetrod/Custom bill was introduced to the Senate
21, 2009 the bill passed the Committee of Whole and passed
the second reading on Friday January 23, 2009. The
bill third reading on Monday the 26th, which passed at
February 29, 2009 Governor Dave Freudenthal signed the bill
left to right: Fred Williams, National Street Rod
Association; Stan Goodwin, Wyoming Street Rod Association;
Representative Pat Childers; Governor Dave Freudenthal;
Representative Stan Blake; Representative Mike Gilmore.
THIS LAW WILL BE EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2010
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of SEMA-Model Street Rod/Custom Vehicle Bill
Several years ago when I first became president of the Wyoming Street
Rod Association (WSRA), there were small nuisance issues such as no
front license plate and blue dot tail lights kept popping up.
These alone were not of enough significance to warrant any
legislation. But as the
need for licensing and titling kept getting more intense there was
something that needed to be done.
Then Representative Pat Childers entered the picture along
with SEMA. SEMA had an
outline model of legislation set up so with Pat, SEMA and with WSRA
membership support, we all went to work.
It took Pat and his crew three years to work this through the
lawmaking process, but on March 5, 2009, he “got ‘er done”.
This bill also had support of the Wyoming Highway Patrol,
Wyoming County Clerks Association, and the Wyoming Department of
The bill is important
rod and custom vehicle community for several reasons:
H.B. 2 provides specific registration and titling classes for street
rods and customs,
including kits and replicas.
- H.B. 2 allows for the use of
non-original materials and creates a titling criterion that
assigns these vehicles the same model year designation as the
production vehicle they most closely resemble.
- H.B. 2 exempts qualifying street rods
and customs from emissions inspections and from a range of
standard equipment requirements (only that equipment required in
the model year that the vehicle resembles).
- H.B. 2 provides that vehicles titled
and registered as street rods and custom vehicles may only be
used for occasional transportation, exhibitions, club
activities, parades, tours, etc. and not for general daily
- H.B. 2 permits the use of only a rear license plate on
all streetrods and customs up to 1968.
- H.B. 2 permits the use of blue dot taillights on
street rods and custom vehicles.
Street rods and custom cars are the same crowd pleasers that
participate in exhibitions and as parade vehicles, and whose owners
regularly contribute to charities and civic events. H.B. 2
simply recognizes the immeasurable amount of time, money and
attention automotive hobbyists invest in their cars. For many
vehicle enthusiasts in
, building, maintaining and enjoying their vehicles is a favorite
pastime. This legislation represents an opportunity to
acknowledge their commitment to the hobby and to protect it for
The success of this lawmaking would have been
far less likely and successful with out SEMA support.
Strength in numbers and organization in all ways brings
benefits and preservation to our hobby.
We need to be vigilant to preserve and protect our hobby so
we may continue to enjoy it within the law.
I want to thank
Representative Pat Childers and his crew, SEMA and the WSRA for all
of your help. On a final
note there is someone that was a great partner and help in all of
this process and to me is Fred Williams, Division Director of
Thank you all!