January 2016

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Auto Recyclers Donate $19,000 To Wounded Warrior Project

Fourteen auto recycling facilities gave back this past holiday season. Team Premium Recycled Parts North East (Team PRPNE) has donated $19,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project. This is the second year the group has donated. Joan Brown, co-owner of Brown’s Auto Salvage in Bomoseen, Va., and member of Team PRPNE, said the group’s board decided the donated would be a way to pay if forward.

Replica Car Manufacturers Praise New Law

It’s a new era for the kit car industry. President Obama signed into law legislation that will permit low volume car manufacturers to produce turn-key replica vehicles for customers nationwide. The SEMA-supported provision is part of a larger highway construction bill. Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) introduced the “Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2015” in June, legislation that SEMA has pursued since 2011.

NHTSA Proposes High-Tech Safety Upgrades For New Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed high-tech changes to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 5-Star Safety Ratings for new vehicles. The planned changes will improve on the well-known safety ratings by adding an additional crash test, using new and more human-like crash test dummies, rating crash-avoidance advanced technologies and assessing pedestrian protection.

10 Best Cars Of 2016

Car and Driver (www.caranddriver.com) has just released its list of the 10 best cars of 2016. The list includes vehicles under $80,000.
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