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Bill Boudway

One Time Registration, NY State

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I consider Pennsylvania friendly to antique cars.

Registration is done once (when you acquire the car)

and is permanent. No inspections are needed.

The problems of inspecting old cars, described in

this thread, show why inspecting seldom-driven

antique cars having systems unfamiliar to the inspectors

is difficult and unnecessary.

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I consider Pennsylvania friendly to antique cars.

Registration is done once (when you acquire the car)

and is permanent. No inspections are needed.

The problems of inspecting old cars, described in

this thread, show why inspecting seldom-driven

antique cars having systems unfamiliar to the inspectors

is difficult and unnecessary.

Boy I'll say !

Now New York has a computerized system where every car needs to be scanned in to the government computer.

A month ago I brought the 1912 in for its annual inspection, and the government computer couldn't handle something that old ! Said my VIN was invalid or some nonsense. How could it be invalid?? New York DMV issued me the registration on that number. ???

So I had to take time off from work and go down to the DMV office and talk to the DMV Head and County Clerk himself. And he didn't know what to do ! Finally he found out that whoever does the inspection needs to call some "Bureau of Vehicle Harassment" in Albany and they have to walk the inspection guys through how to do it on the computer. What a pain .

I haven't done it yet. Had to fix something and just got the car on the road recently. So I don't know if they will give me an inspection sticker or not. And what am I supposed to do if they refuse? They issued the registration.

And it's all for nothing. NOTHING except to get the state more of our money.

As soon as I can retire, I'm going to defect to a state with less heavy-handed government.

--Scott

Edited by scott12180 (see edit history)

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Many parts of New York are beautiful, Scott.

But I wouldn't want to go through all that

rigmarole with my cars, either!

Imagine someone with, say, 20 or 30 cars.

There are many collectors with that many or more,

and with a large collection, some may get driven

only once a year. What a nuisance to have to go

get everything inspected once a year--trailering

the oldest ones, perhaps--if they get driven only

a few dozen miles!

In Pennsylvania PRIVATE repair garages are authorized

to do the annual inspection for non-antique cars.

No state is perfect; but I really think Pennsylvania's

car-friendly rules help promote the hobby here,

and the ease of ownership encourages people to

own several cars!

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Eh, NY is so easy to register an old car when the paperwork is lost, I'd just as soon they not mess with it.

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I recently contacted my local Assembly person and received the following answer:

This bill (A4459) was referred to the Assembly Committee on

Transportation

on 2/2/15. You can track the bill

here:

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?def...=2015&Actions=

Y

Paul

--

Paul Marrone | Chief of Staff

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis

P:

718.987.0197

F: 718.987.0863

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I just e-mail Governor Cuomo. He is a classic car guy. Perhaps we could all appeal to him.

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I think Richard W hit the nail on the head.   Even if your vintage auto is off the road for whatever reason, it's best to re-register the car on time each year to avoid problems.  Keep the DMV happy.

Rog

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The one time registration bill for NY was my bill. I served in the NYS Assembly. The state DMV did not want to do this so it went no wheres along with my bill for NY to offer titles for vehicles prior to 1973. I tried and was proud to do so . I was Chair of the SEMA state legislators caucus for 6 years.

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