NRCA was born out of the idea that special interest vehicle owners needed a means to be active legislatively within the State of Nebraska to protect themselves from specific or unintended consequences of legislation detrimental to our sport and hobby. This was 1988 and group of 100 met to determine if there was enough interest. Someone passed a hat around for donations to start a news letter -25 years later NRCA has grown to 1,400 members in Nebraska and several other states.
We define special interest vehicles as street rods, antique, classics, street machines,and customized vehicles including trucks. Nothing more indicated the need to be heard than a bill at that time which would have regulated the height of a vehicle bumper. If passed nothing over 24 inches or under 12 inches would have been allowed. Some vehicles, a Corvette for instance really did not even have a bumper. There were good reasons to consider this legislation but, it was not the best way to correct the situation. NRCA voiced its concerns and ultimately the bill did not pass.
Being effective to address these issues is requires a significant number of members and membership growth is our top priority. We have found that with a state wide membership that every State Senator is personally known by one or more members, and can be accessed to make sure our position is clearly known.
We recognized that being publicly well known and advancing our public image is also very important. In 1993 a "Good Will" tour of Nebraska ---Tour Nebraska was started. This event has grown to over 300 vehicles participating in a two day 600 mile adventure of the roads of Nebraska. We take our desire to build image out to the people in a rolling car show of 15 miles or more. We move the Tour every year and provide an event unlike any other in the Mid West. Out of these efforts came a motto that is still with us today -- "driving today to keep driving tomorrow". It really means working hard to make sure we have a voice that can be used to protect the interest of those who own special interest vehicles.
If you have invested your time and money in project or any classic vehicle - membership n NRCA is a small price to pay for being a part of the solution - rather than part of the problem. Why not click on the tab "Join Us" and become a part of what can make a difference.