The below release from SEMA should give every auto sport enthusiast cause to worry about the future of the gas powered engine. The rule making out of the EPA is yet another example of executive overreach that has come to mark the current administration in their drive to regulate every aspect of daily life. While the title and general content refers to "racecars", pay close attention the stated purpose: "...proposed a regulation to prohibit conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road use into racecars..."
If you enjoyed the recent King of the Hammers off-road event, be worried. If you enjoy building and using a 4x4 as off-road recreation, be worried.
SEMA To Oppose Action As Threat to Modified Racecars and Parts Suppliers
Washington, DC (February 8, 2016) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a regulation to prohibit conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road use into racecars. The regulation would also make the sale of certain products for use on such vehicles illegal. The proposed regulation was contained within a non-related proposed regulation entitled "Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles—Phase 2."