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Former VW Exec Gets Max Prison Sentence for Role in Emissions Scandal

Oliver Schmidt, one of the highest-ranking Volkswagen officials implicated in Volkswagen’s emissions-cheating scandal, was sentenced to seven years in prison by a federal district court judge in Detroit this week. […]

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Volkswagen Settles with U.S. for $14.7B Over Diesel Emissions Scandal

The U.S. Justice Department and Volkswagen AG have agreed to a $14.7 billion settlement over the German automaker’s cheating of diesel emissions tests. The settlement will be filed today in […]

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VW to Buy Back 500,000 U.S. Vehicles Which Cheated Emissions Laws

Volkswagen AG will buy back about 500,000 diesel vehicles which were part of the emissions scandal that rocked the German automaker last year when it became known the vehicles used […]

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EPA Withdraws Race Car Emissions Rule

The hot rodding community spoke — and the EPA has listened! The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it has removed language regarding converting emissions-controlled, street-driven vehicles for racing. The EPA statement said: “…EPA […]

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Join the Battle Against the EPA’s Latest Proposal (Letter Template Included)

You can help protect your hobby against the EPA’s proposed rule prohibiting the conversion of street vehicles into dedicated race cars. Find your representative using these links: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ and http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/. Then, use the template […]

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Ohio Attorney General Voices Strong Opposition to EPA’s Latest Threat to Motorsports

Ohio is a drag racing hotbed. The state is home to many aftermarket equipment manufacturers, several drag racing venues, and the world’s largest distributor of aftermarket parts: Summit Racing. It’s no wonder […]

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Congressional Bill Seeks to Protect Race Car Enthusiasts

Known as the RPM Act, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2016 was drafted to ensure that turning street vehicles into race cars driven exclusively in competition does […]

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UPDATE: EPA Reopens Public Comment on Proposed Rule Banning Conversion of Street Vehicles into Race Cars

Progress, perhaps? Automotive and racing enthusiasts have voiced their feelings about the EPA’s proposed regulation to prohibit the conversion of on-road vehicles into race cars via this online petition and on […]

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9 Facts and Myths About the EPA’s Proposal to Prohibit the Conversion of On-Road Vehicles into Race Cars

Much has been said about the EPA’s proposed regulation against converting street vehicles into race cars — in the media and the proposal itself. The EPA proposal comes in at over […]

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EPA Looking to Prohibit Conversion of Street Vehicles into Race Cars

Hot rodders unite. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a new regulation that would prevent you from converting your street car into a race car. This regulation would […]