The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a new law that would prevent passenger cars from being modified and turned into race cars while also banning the sale of certain “performance” parts and accessories.
Naturally, the good folks at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) are mad.
Said law would affect all types of vehicles from sports coupes to run-of-the-mill sedans. Car modifications would become illegal under the Clean Air Act. However SEMA president and CEO Chris Kersting claims the Clean Air Act targets road-going vehicles and not those that were modified or specially developed for track racing.
Kersting believes the EPA is going too far by wanting to also ban performance parts and accessories. In the coming weeks and months SEMA will join forces with industry specialists and tuning enthusiasts across the U.S. to strongly oppose the proposed law.