White House Petition Wants to Repeal 25-Year Rule for Car Imports

Another day, another White House Petition; this one, however, should have fans of crazy cars we don’t get in the US all worked up right now.

There’s a petition now to the Barack Obama Administration to Repeal the DOT/EPA “25-Year Rule” Car Import Ban. The proposal put forward by Petrolicious is to change it to a 15-year ban on vehicles that do not comply with federal motor vehicle standards and therefore were never sold in the US new.

The Motor Vehicle Safety Compliance Act of 1988, an attempt to stop grey-market importers from trying to adapt foreign-market vehicles to US standards, has long been a thorn in the side of people who want to import Nissan Skylines and weird Citroens legally, for example.

The points made in the petition:

• Differences between U.S. vehicle and the rest of the car producing world are shrinking all the time. Most 15-year-old cars coming from Canada, Europe, or Japan will not be significantly different in safety or emissions
• Importers of grey-market vehicles have been targeted by monies taxpayers have intended to be used to secure our country against terrorist activity.
• There’s no reason why rules couldn’t be relaxed with no real detriment to safety or environment.

You have until Sept. 5 to sign the petition, and it needs 100,000 signatures by then for a White House response.

And after all this, what car would you want to import most if the ban is repealed

By Zac Estrada

Photo Gallery

Porsche Exclusive Panamera In Mamba Green Is A Bit Too Flashy For Us

An exclusive sports sedan in a hue like this one is an odd choice, but it guarantees that you’ll be noticed.

Most Expensive Mustang Ever? The $2.2 Million 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake

This makes the first production 2020 Super Snake, which sold for $1.1 million, look like a bargain.

Will Toyota Ever Launch A Convertible Supra To Combat The Z4?

According to chief engineer Tetsuya Tada, an open top Supra is something Toyota would consider .

One Brave Soul Decided To Acquire This Wrecked Corvette ZR1

This ZR1 is definitely beyond repair, yet someone stepped up to the challenge and became its new owner.

Could Genesis Be Working On A High-Performance G70 After All?

Will the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63 get a challenger from Korea? Well, stranger things have happened.

One-Of-One 2020 Toyota GR Supra Sells For Colossal $2.1 Million!

This 2020 Supra’s standout feature is the one-off, factory Phantom Grey matte paint.

New Kia Ceed Seems Like A Smart Choice In A Crowded Segment

Kia’s new compact hatch offers great value, good comfort and smart looks, but are they enough?.

2019 Skoda Superb Practically Undisguised As It Inches Closer To Debut

Steady but effective improvements are in the pipeline for Skoda’s range-topping model.

2019 Toyota Yaris Arrives In The UK With New Y20 And GR Sport Models

Toyota’s prolific supermini receives a boost in style and attitude, plus a limited version, for the new model year.

Cupra Ateca Is Very Fast And Well-Rounded, But It Lacks Character

As the first product of the newly founded performance brand it’s very good, yet not that exciting.