The petition to change import regulations has failed.

Dear Automotive Enthusiasts of The United States of America,

On November 18th, I posted an interesting story. It was about a group of dedicated, patriotic American citizens who took it upon themselves to end the complaining of an automotive enthusiast nation. They presented a legitimate petition to “Stop using Homeland Security funds to seize imported vehicles, and change the DOT/EPA exemption to 15 years.”

What did this mean to you America? It meant you could be driving a significantly newer Land Rover Defender, or a Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series, you could have even had a Nissan Skyline. You could have had a variety of the most pinnacle overland vehicles ever created. The movement only required 25,000 signatures, it was legitimate! It was listed on the White House webpage! Were you afraid of the change? Were you afraid of the lack of ability to complain about not being able to have a newer Defender?

Countless enthusiast websites and forums listed the petition prominently on their website, we did. Hundreds of thousands of automotive enthusiasts had access to the information that could have changed everything with groups from overlanders to drifters. But we did nothing about it.

There's no word on how many signatures that it was short

I’m not going to let this down, If I hear people complain about not being able to have a car that is available overseas from here on out - I’ll ask you if you signed the petition. If you say no, I’m going to scowl at you. I did my part. I may not have been in the market to import a vehicle. But I sure would have liked the option to do so.

Unfortunately, my right to start a petition has been delayed due to technical difficulties. Who wants to try again? I do.

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