First off , its not banned. Its just not allowed. They are not specifically keeping the Nissan Skyline off the road.Why is the skyline banned? Surely they can't use the clean air act as an excuse considering the number of big V8's over there? Is this another instance of US restricting any imports to try to protect US industry? Bit like they have done or proposing to do with cheaper imported Chinese tyres?
I did compliance with FMVSS when I was at Motorex back in 1999. We got approval VCP-17. Long story short, in 2005 the DOT decided to revoke VCP-17 and only allow 1996 R33. They still allow 1996 R33, so its not all finished, however for 1996 the problem is emissions requirements.and i'm guessing to get it into complaince with the FMVSS is near impossible or else there would be a lot more R34's in the states? Although i'm sre that there is a topic about this so...
Why do they still have their cars if they know they are going to get crushed ?
No.Can they just turn them into race cars to save them being crushed?
Thanks for this mate :thumbsup:@ Shane.
Quick Google comes back at Kaizo is a kit car manufacturer and a way owners thought they could get round the fact the R34 is an illegal import.
I might be getting the wrong end of the stick, but the owners thought they would be smart arses disasembling an R34 GTR for instance out of the country, bringing it over in parts, so it's not registered as a car, but an automotive component, build it back up and register it as a Kaizo Skyline, when infact it's exactly the same as any other R34 GTR in the world. Now they're crying that they got caught and it's unfair, wrong etc etc.
Export them to NZ, I'll slap some race car numbers on the side, Ship um back....Job done!:clap::nervous:No.
A race car is a purpose built race car in the federal governments eyes. It can not be a converted road car.
We did import two R34 N1 - ex Super Taikyu cars, and got approval for them, but they were built as race cars, and were always race cars.
no kidding. While I'm quite proud of being American, after living in a more free society for seven years, I realize that the "freedoms" I enjoy as an American are largely idealistic in nature, or cater to some crazy-ass groups, like freely owning and carrying handguns, or assault rifles.Ahhh the land of the free again, where you can buy shutguns legally but cannot drive an imported car, oh no sir!
Not that easy man. I have imported race cars, and you have to prove to real people that they are race cars.Export them to NZ, I'll slap some race car numbers on the side, Ship um back....Job done!:clap::nervous:
....Some of the laws in the US are nutbar, However what these guys were doing was being dodgy....And they've been busted for it:thumbsup: