Last week, WUWT ran a press release from SEMA as “The EPA is out of control – now they want to ban hobby race cars” that looked to be completely legit and accurate. It was in fact legit, coming from SEMA, but it was also inaccurate in that the SEMA press release didn’t accurately gauge the EPA proposal at all. To set the record straight, see this article in Jalopnik, partially reproduced below. – Anthony
Motor Trend, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dodge, wasn’t the only publication to weigh in on SEMA’s wild-but-plausible allegations against the Environmental Protection Agency’s “clarifying” that it can regulate track car emissions. We covered it, lots of outlets covered it, so did they. But so far MT is the only publication to have their story on the subject disappear after it was published.
Both Reddit’s r/cars and The Truth About Cars this afternoon pointed out that a Motor Trend article about the topic—one that downplayed the idea of the aftermarket parts barons at SEMA being altruistic about this issue and instead called them “paranoid and reactionary, shooting from the hip”—is now gone. Disappeared. Vanished from the face of the Internet.
“Oops! That page can’t be found,” the page now says. How mysterious! more here: http://jalopnik.com/what-happened-to-motor-trends-story-on-the-sema-vs-epa-1758599661