MADISON, Wis.—A bill to ease restrictions on collector cars and historic military vehicles has passed the Wisconsin Senate and Assembly and has gone to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature.
S.B. 110 would allow minor modifications to collector vehicles; exempt former military vehicles, historic military vehicles and collector vehicles from importer certification label requirements; and expand rights for historic military vehicle owners, according to the Specialty Equipment Market Association.
“S.B. 110 gives owners of historic military vehicles similar rights as those currently enjoyed by collectors of other vehicles,” SEMA said in a SEMA Action Network email.
The bill also allows modifications to collector cars as long as the vehicle bodies are not modified, according to SEMA.
“Currently, upgrades like safety glass, radial tires, a radio or hubcaps are reasons to deny registration,” it said. “This bill will allow changes that retail the spirit of historic authenticity.”
SEMA urged its Wisconsin members to contact Gov. Walker's office in support of the bill.