If you were to draw up a list of dream cars that you’d one day like to own, the chances are high that icons like the R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R would feature in your top 10. While we in the UK are eligible to buy, drive and enjoy cars of this calibre, safety and emissions regulations in the U.S dictate that these cars are banned from the nation.
The rule - made by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 1988 - bans any car under the age of 25 years from being imported and driven in America due to the differences in safety and emissions regulations between other nations and the U.S.
Only when a car turns 25 may it be imported to the U.S and enjoyed. This means that a wide variety of newer cars - RS Audis, RS Clios, Skylines and Land Rover Defenders included - will be destroyed by US Customs if imported…
In a petition that we’re hoping you’ll all support, the plan is to get the current ban on cars under the age of 25 lifted and instead reduced to 15 years. That will give prospective owners access to 10 more years of automotive perfection, which, despite not affecting us in the UK, is an important cause we’re behind 100 per cent.
Here is the link to the petition, so take a look and leave your name, email address and Zip code (postcode) if you’re with us!
The petition currently has 24,874 signatures, meaning that 75,126 are needed to hit the 100k target by 5th September. Let’s do this!