Michigan and Ohio both have had a huge shared stake in the automobile industry for more than a century and U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-Michigan) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) are teaming in a bi-partisan effort to create a national register to preserve the records of historic vehicles.
The pair have sponsored the National Historic Vehicle Register Act, which would require the U.S. Department of Interior to establish a register of vehicles that have had a “significant impact on America’s history and culture.”
The register would be housed in the Library of Congress to preserve examples of American history and engineering innovation by documenting historically significant automobiles, motorcycles, trucks and commercial vehicles, according to the proposed legislations states. (more…)