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    Angry Legislation could lead to fewer cool rides on the streets of Europe

    Legislation could lead to fewer cool rides on the streets of Europe

    Posted on October 10, 2012 by PeteRizzo


    Many classic car enthusiasts claim that local and state governments make it increasingly difficult every year for modified muscle to legally take the streets. However, as bad as we may think it is in the United States, drivers in Europe may soon have it worse than anyone else when it comes to making their classics street legal.

    Legislation being mulled over by the European Union features new rules that would make it so that in order for a car to take the road, it would have to be in the condition it was when it left the assembly line.

    This means that older cars, which feature safety upgrades as simple as new windshield wipers, would automatically fail any inspection, and would then have to be taken off the road. As well, kit cars and the rides of hobbyists would be excluded from the streets, meaning millions of drivers could potentially be stuck in their driveways should this law come to pass.

    "If every car with a modification was breaking down and having problems then that would be different but they dont. Most modifications dont affect a cars safety. This [legislation] would affect everything from changing a cars wheels to fitting a bodykit," Vanessa Guyll, a British car enthusiast who opposes the bill, told the Daily Mail.

    This means that no more novelty limousines, like this stretch Ferrari, would cruise down the wet and windy streets of England, and no old-school hot rods could take a spin down the Autobahn. So as unfriendly we may think the U.S. government is to hot rod enthusiasts, we should all be thankful and have some sympathy for fellow car lovers across the Atlantic.

    Do you think this legislation is a smart move, or that it will even be enacted? Leave your response below:

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    Thats Not Right if you pay for it then its yours to do what you like and i hope they dont win its bull
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    There are bigger issues across the pond than " modded " cars, maybe soon they will wake up & deal with their real problems !!

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    Brit's are too busy tryin to keep the ROYALS clothes on in front of cameras to worry about modded cars.
    Always keep em smokin,,,,then let er drift!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 Alibi View Post
    There are bigger issues across the pond than " modded " cars, maybe soon they will wake up & deal with their real problems !!
    Couldn't have said it better.
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    This sucks...

    A person that I know from another forum that lives over in that area is saying the same thing...

    They are raising the taxes on older cars trying to get them off the road...

    Frigging governments just don't get it..

    I think it's time for some of our old car loving brothers & sisters to have a tea party like we had in Boston Harbor...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidC77 View Post
    This sucks...

    A person that I know from another forum that lives over in that area is saying the same thing...

    They are raising the taxes on older cars trying to get them off the road...

    Frigging governments just don't get it..

    I think it's time for some of our old car loving brothers & sisters to have a tea party like we had in Boston Harbor...
    Think they might actually have TEA considering how popular it is over there

    Seriously though - it really sucks if it goes through

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