The United States’ Classic Car Community Urgently Needs Your Help
Though we’ve shared a few pieces of modern motorsport and the odd new car review on Petrolicious, we’re not about to expand our scope so far away from the classics that we enter the political sphere. We are here today to talk about some specific pieces of proposed legislature though, only because it seems like it will have direct impacts on our community of car lovers, and those in the United States specifically. As you’re likely aware, there has been much talk about tariffs as of late between the US and others, but we’re here to point out the proposed 25% tax on imported cars, trucks, and all the assorted parts required to restore, maintain, or collect.
The US Department of Commerce is asking for the peoples’ opinion on the matter no later than June 22nd (a few days from now), and you can find out how to voice your opinion on the government site linked here.
This could have disastrous effects on the classic car community (nothing says that this is exclusively related to new cars, so if you’ve been importing pricey stuff from Germany to fix your old Benz for instance, then it might get a 25% increase on top of the costs you’ve been seeing), and it’s already quite expensive to import cars and parts from outside our borders. Please, if you have a stake in this game, get in touch with the people who might be able to make a difference. We’re not asking if you’re red or blue or neither one, we just want to see our classic community continue to flourish. Again, to get in contact with the right people, please visit this site.