California ARB to Hold Workshop Discussing Specially Constructed Vehicles

Calling All California Custom Car Enthusiasts

We have just learned that the Air Resources Board (ARB) in California is considering a concept for certifying crate engines intended for use specifically in specially constructed vehicles (kit cars, hot rods, and component cars). A workshop is scheduled to discuss the ARB’s preliminary thoughts and process. The meeting is open to the public and will also be broadcast on the web.

Director of Engineering Jesper Ingerslev and Jim from R&D unpack the new 5.0L “Coyote” engine.

Details of the meeting are as follows:

Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Place: California Environmental Protection Agency
Byron Sher Auditorium
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

Click here for a PDF with more details.

Webcast on the morning of the workshop can be accessed at this address.

I strongly recommend anyone living in California who is a gear head take the time to either attend this meeting or participate online. Currently, California regulations allow a 500 vehicle exemption for kit car builders. We want to make sure that this new effort by the California ARB does not affect the excellent existing legislation, but rather adds to it in a positive way. A lot of this is coming from Ford and General Motors and their efforts to “certify” an emissions legal engine for guys like us. You may recall that we worked closely with both Ford and GM on the Coyote (Ford) and LS3 E-Rod (Chevrolet) emissions legal engine packages.

David Smith
Factory Five Racing

Dave Smith with Courtney Hanson on the set of Spike TV’s
“Powerblock” discussing the LS3 E-Rod Engine install in the GTM.