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Old February 8th, 2012, 11:32 AM
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I don't believe it's against the law to nip into Costco on the way back from an event or on a test drive either. Suspensions need testing under different loads etc.
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Old February 8th, 2012, 11:35 AM
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I don't believe it's against the law to nip into Costco on the way back from an event or on a test drive either. Suspensions need testing under different loads etc.
Just yesterday I tested the aerodynamic properties of the new paint.
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Old February 8th, 2012, 11:56 AM
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Participated with the Cub Scouts during the Leesburg (VA) Christmas Parade to collect toys to support the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. The generosity of the local community overflowed the back of my ST with toys. While it will be seven years before I can participate in this "parade" with antique plates, perhaps I should have looked over my shoulder in apprehension of getting pulled over for suspicion of looting a Toys-R-Us while getting a VIN check slipped in too. Donít think so however, as it was all thumbs up from the 50 or so local cops lining the parade route.
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Old February 8th, 2012, 12:10 PM
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Participated with the Cub Scouts during the Leesburg (VA) Christmas Parade to collect toys to support the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. The generosity of the local community overflowed the back of my ST with toys. While it will be seven years before I can participate in this "parade" with antique plates, perhaps I should have looked over my shoulder in apprehension of getting pulled over for suspicion of looting a Toys-R-Us while getting a VIN check slipped in too. Donít think so however, as it was all thumbs up from the 50 or so local cops lining the parade route.
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Old February 8th, 2012, 12:35 PM
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Old February 8th, 2012, 12:47 PM
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I believe the fine for driving to get ice cream in your antique plate car is $500.
lol. That would truly suck! Good thing there's no such ice cream fine in Virginia

There is also no "shiny new looking antique" fine. Actually, many cars rocking antique plates are restored and are quite beautiful. Some even look better than new.

The big thing that the state worries about are those people who have antique plates and:
1. Use antiques to drive every day to work OR
2. The antique is the only car owned by the individual.

To the state that's considered tax evasion. Without trying to sound too cynical, the state is very concerned about their revenue. There was a segment on CSPAN recently where a representative from the State Police actually talked specifically about this, addressing their primary concern which was individuals using antique vehicles as tax shelters.

As an example, consider Joe Smith, owner of a 1985 Chevy Pickup truck with 400,000 miles and almost every part of the truck replaced with new parts. It's the only car that Joe owns and he uses it to drive to work the same way he did when he first bought it over 25 years ago. Even though the truck itself is worth a pittance, the state wants its yearly registration income of $40.00. Joe has the option of registering it as an Antique, which only costs a low one-time fee. The state allows this, but only on the condition that Joe buys another car to use for commuting and that would cost Joe more money - both to buy the vehicle and also pay the yearly registration fee on that vehicle (at minimum - $40.00 also.)

They acknowledged publicly that some people have decades old vehicles worth $80k+ on the streets and those are exactly the vehicles that the antique registration was designed for. Think early Ferrari 512's and Jaguar E-Types.

Also, there is an expectation by the state that your vehicle meets appropriate safety regulations even without formal testing by the State. This means working indicators, headlamps, safety equipment, etc. If I got pulled over and the cop saw the fuel line and returns line sitting in a diesel can on the passenger side seat, I would be cited. Common sense stuff.

btw, NICE TRUCK!
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Old February 8th, 2012, 12:55 PM
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Old February 8th, 2012, 01:06 PM
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Old February 8th, 2012, 03:48 PM
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Old February 8th, 2012, 10:51 PM
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It really does look good. What is the stripe? I still think you need a real grill.
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Old February 8th, 2012, 10:59 PM
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It really does look good. What is the stripe? I still think you need a real grill.
Bill threw the stripe on...I didn't get it either.
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Old February 8th, 2012, 11:44 PM
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I thought the grand sport was a double stripe? But I get it now.
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Old February 9th, 2012, 09:58 AM
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Where have you been?!? The truck has been thrashed plenty - go back through the thread, I posted plenty of pics, or check out the Lucky 8 Easter Expedition DVDs.
Okay, that was some legit wheelin', but more impressive was the distance you travelled to get to the spot. Good stuff.
When does the new paint job get christened w/Nantucket pinstripes?
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Old February 9th, 2012, 10:03 AM
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Okay, that was some legit wheelin', but more impressive was the distance you travelled to get to the spot. Good stuff.
When does the new paint job get christened w/Nantucket pinstripes?
Haha. My buddy just had his Nantucket pinstripes buffed out of his LR3 - didn't think he'd be able to get them off!
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Old February 9th, 2012, 08:26 PM
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I get rid of my pinstripes by covering them up with more pinstripes.

SSbartley, et al., I've been pulled several times in VA on antique tags on my way to and from work, including once for apparently cutting off a motorcycle cop. All I said was "yes sir" and "no sir" as appropriate, and he let me go with a warning. Fact is they just don't care. Don't get the VIN sanded off comment, Jonathan's truck is without doubt an early example, as I would hazard a guess most are. And I don't think the VIN fraud that supposedly occurs so often with defenders is either very or easily provable, (though, sadly it does not always need to be for authorities to fuck with you) nor is it as well known as you perhaps think. Most people don't even know what a Defender is.



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Old February 9th, 2012, 09:49 PM
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I know him, i have seen his truck, i know they were not sanded off of his truck.
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Old February 9th, 2012, 10:55 PM
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Hate to take this thread off track, but I looked back a few pages and noticed a guy painted his truck! I'd just like to say good job Wolfman!!! Looks great- super cool color. Can't believe how much work you were able to complete in such a short time.

Sorry to hijack.

Whoa whoa..wait a minute...isn't this a build thread??!!!
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Old February 10th, 2012, 06:17 PM
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It is a great truck, and he has done a fantastic job on it!
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Old February 17th, 2012, 05:10 PM
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Installed a kick arse custom aluminum rear drawer system, which made my Tuffy rear speaker/storage boxes obsolete. This then freed up a ton of space in the back.
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