Bill to Expand Use of Historic Vehicles Reintroduced in Michigan

Legislation that would amend the state’s current law defining historic vehicles has been reintroduced in the Michigan Legislature. The bill (H.B. 4362) would allow these vehicles to take advantage of “other occasional use." Under current Michigan law, use of historic vehicles is strictly limited to club activities, exhibitions, tours and parades. Many Michigan vehicle owners whose cars qualify for the historic registration class have chosen to register as “daily drivers” to avoid the limited use restrictions and are, by consequence, paying the higher fees required of cars that are registered under this class.
 
We Urge You to Contact Your State Representatives in Support of H.B. 4362
  • H.B. 4362 will provide Michigan citizens the opportunity to enjoy the occasional pleasure drive in their historic vehicles and more importantly, acknowledge the immeasurable time, money and thought automotive hobbyists, especially historic vehicle owners, invest in their cars.
     
  • H.B. 4362 encourages owners of qualifying vehicles 25-years old and older to register as “historic” thereby reducing fees assessed by the Michigan Catastrophic Claim Association (MCCA). Historic vehicle owners now pay only 20% of the amount required of “daily drivers,” which amounts to a substantial savings in yearly costs.
     
  • H.B. 4362 encourages owners of qualifying vehicles 25-years old and older to register as “historic” thereby reducing registration fees. Historic vehicle owners are only required to pay a $30 registration fee every 10 years.
     
  • H.B. 4362 acknowledges that many historic vehicles are insured under policies that already limit their use, require regular use vehicles for each household member with a drivers license, and are required to be stored in a locked and enclosed garage.

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