Virginia Governor Enacts Bill Exempting Antique Vehicles from Exhaust Requirements


Doug Wheeler
Contributing Member
Governor Ralph Northam signed into law legislation (S.B. 586) excluding antique motor vehicles, defined as motor vehicles 25 years old or older, from the requirement that such vehicles be equipped with an exhaust system in good working order to prevent excessive or unusual levels of noise. Current law only excludes antique motor vehicles manufactured prior to 1950 from such requirements and only allows an exhaust system originally installed by the manufacturer or an equivalent.

Doug Smith

Contributing Member
There is one part at the end that rules out my wagon heap. "provided that the engine is comparable to that designed as standard factory equipment for use on that particular vehicle,"

I guess it depends on how you define comparable. I guess anything could be comparable if you're creative.