Old car friendly states?
Posted 23 June 2010 - 07:43 PM
I'd prefer to be within an hour or so of a city and since I don't own property now, I'd consider most anywhere but prefer a warmer state than Michigan (where I last lived) as cold weather is not fun for me anymore.
I'd appreciate any comments on friendly states or counties for the old car hobby and maybe tips on getting along with current regulations without being miles from any neighbors.
Posted 24 June 2010 - 07:36 PM
3% State income tax (for now, at least)
6.25% State sales tax
No emissions or annual inspection (except in some Chicago area counties)
Very low cost Antique license plates and no annual tax or fees on cars
Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:57 PM
Posted 25 June 2010 - 03:47 AM
1937 Buick Century, 1984 Buick Riviera, 1989 Buick Park Avenue
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Posted 27 June 2010 - 06:03 AM
Central, Southern and Tidewater Virginia have very mild climates without a lot of harsh winter. It has been plenty hot (98) here the last few days, but low-90s are usually the extent of hot.
Most localities are pretty reasonable on their real estate assessments and tax values too. Northern VA would be the exception there. It is ungodly expensive to live in that part of the state.
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Posted 27 June 2010 - 11:04 PM
Posted 27 June 2010 - 11:46 PM
Posted 28 June 2010 - 04:42 AM
Posted 08 July 2010 - 04:34 PM
We do have winter though but we don't have to worry about mosquito's and bugs then. I also restore ice boats, we put the cars away in winter and sail our ice boats, 100 mph on ice with no brakes is a real thrill.
Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:15 PM
classics and hotrods in Yavapai county. They allow and encourage large garages.
Posted 22 July 2010 - 01:19 AM
They need all of the money they can get for all of the moochers and looters in this state.
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1954 Buick 41D
1955 Buick 46R
1956 Buick 63D
1998 Jeep Wrangler
2007 Corvette Coupe
Posted 24 July 2010 - 04:41 AM
Edited by mrspeedyt, 02 May 2011 - 11:42 AM.
clarification / update
Posted 02 September 2010 - 02:29 AM
Oh, and if I park any cars on my driveway (private property) they must be registered... If on non-op they must be out of sight... However, they are not allowed to be sotred in your back yard if it is in a residential area....
Posted 06 September 2010 - 11:08 AM
But with the above said were I to move I would look seriously at the Nashville Tennessee area. Weather isn't bad and Nashville is within a day's drive of all manner of car events in the South and Midwest.
Posted 11 September 2010 - 03:31 PM
Posted 18 October 2010 - 06:55 PM
I'll soon be back in the USA for three weeks and plan side tours of a few days each in Albuquerque, Charlotte and Atlanta to check out these areas. Hope to find one that feels right and affordable.
Posted 19 October 2010 - 12:46 AM
After living 30 feet away from the adjoining houses for 24 years, I can attest to the country luxury of being able to pee off one's back porch if one so desires.
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 05:01 AM
Great food, great music, great history, museums, music, food (I really like music and food), a festival every weekend somewhere in Louisiana.
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1915 HUDSON 6-40 7-PASSENGER TOURING
1930 PACKARD 733 7-PASSENGER TOURING
1934 BUICK 34-57 SIDEMOUNTED SEDAN
1937 BUICK 80C ROADMASTER PHAETON
1941 CADILLAC CONVERTIBLE
1954 CADILLAC CONVERTIBLE
1970 CADILLAC CONVERTIBLE
1986 CHEVY SUBURBAN 2500 454ci
1988 BMW 528e
1988 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE
1994 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD
1995 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD
1995 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
2005 CHRYSLER CONVERTIBLE
Posted 11 February 2011 - 12:36 AM
1964 Dodge Dart Gt Ragtop custom - THE COPPERHEAD,
1955 Packard Patrician - BLACK DUKE,
1955 Packard Patrician - DUKE JUNIOR,
1956 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer - THE PINK LADY,
1956 Packard Clipper - THE CLIPPEROD
1962 Dodge Dart 440 4dr sdn - ROOT BEER FLOAT
Posted 12 February 2011 - 05:47 PM
Albuquerque,N.M. Here last 26 yrs. it is VERY old car and old "body" friendly. Have my '32 Chevrolet out almost every day here.
I think that is mainly because the car clubs, even including low rider and street rodder clubs, in New Mexico have banded together in a coalition that has apparently developed considerable political clout. The coalition has been wise to create a serious associations with Historical preservation societies, increasing the political clout of both. If I recall correctly the car clubs in Arizona also have a coalition.
Car clubs everywhere would be wise to organize into state level coalitions as well as doing some serious shoulder rubbing with historical preservation societies.
1956 Cadillac Eldorado Seville
1957 Cadillac Eldorado Seville
1958 Mercury Montclair 4dr
1962 Oldsmobile Starfire (2)
1976 Lincoln Mark IV (2)
1978 Lincoln Continental Town Car
1987 Lincoln Mark VII LSC
1990 Ford F-150
1995 Ford E-150 custom high top
2003 Lincoln Town Car
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