Customs and Altered

Fenderless Law changed in BC.



July 2, 2016

This is one of the many announcements that will be coming to the Collector Car Hobby in BC.


Over the years many individuals and groups have worked very hard to help bring about this BC law change.

The (BCHRA) British Columbia Hot Rod Association, (SVABC) Specially Vehicle Association of BC and the (NAACC) National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada have worked long and hard with the BC Government to help make this change possible. There have been numerous groups and individuals who have lobbied for this change over the past 20 years. There have been countless meetings at the ICBC level as well.

Thank you to all of the groups and individuals who have helped make this possible. This change is welcomed by the Collector Car Community in British Columbia.





December 08, 2008

Information on Kit Cars




Customs (Altered) and Hot Rods– NAACC Update # 61

The NAACC has reviewed these proposals and urges all Canadian Provinces to adopt ‘performance legislation’ using these SEMA guidelines. We feel this approach is fair and realistic.

SEMA is lobbying for the following to be accepted in the State of New York . (Note: 8 USA States have already adopted these recommendations)

Pro-Hobbyist Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Bill

Introduced in New York



SEMA model legislation to create a vehicle titling and registration classification for street rods and custom vehicles has been introduced in the New York General Assembly by Assembly member Bill Reilich.  The bill (A.B. 6484) defines a street rod as an altered vehicle manufactured before 1949 and a custom as an altered vehicle at least 25 years old and manufactured after 1948.  Under the bill, kit cars and replica vehicles will be assigned a certificate of title bearing the same model year designation as the production vehicle they most closely resemble.  The bill mirrors model legislation created by SEMA and recently enacted in Illinois , Missouri , Rhode Island , Montana , Hawaii , Maine and Colorado .



 provides specific registration (one-time registration fee of $23) and titling classes for street rods and customs, including kits and replicas.

 allows for the use of non-original materials and creates a titling criterion that assigns these vehicles the same model year designation as the production vehicle they most closely resemble.

 exempts street rods and customs from a range of standard equipment requirements (only that equipment required in the model year that the vehicle resembles) and emissions inspections.

 provides that vehicles titled and registered as street rods and custom vehicles may only be used for occasional transportation, exhibitions, club activities, parades, tours, etc. and not for general daily transportation.

 provides for special license plates for street rods and custom vehicles and permits the use of blue dot taillights.