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Amer-team & JEB, do you plan on presenting the other cases of precedent from the other states that have legalized HMMWVs and relaxed the laws on other MVs? Wisconsin comes to mind but there are a few others talked about in the politics section and those successful cases might hold some sway when trying to convince politicians here in WA.
 

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I don't think the Humvee issue is a problem with this. This bill had bipartisan support, but it was a busy session and my guess is that they didn't get much cheer leading from our side. Since we know about it this time that should make a difference. One of the issues that I have had with getting licensing inspections, is having a Serial number and not a VIN. Seems like the same thing to me, but the inspector was looking for an excuse to not pass it. 'That was on an M923A2. There is also a lot of variability of who interprets what and how they do it. When we get the word out about hearings, we need people to go and at least sign in, for. Will see if I can arrange a military vehicle show on the Capitol grounds that day too. But no scary assault trucks. :)
 

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If your not utilizing ALL forms of online promotion to reach people you are doomed to fail. FB is quite powerful, and if you form a page to promote it you can measure your sucess.
FB
Do you have a list of related pages and closed groups for the Washington/PNW area? Including non military car collectors?

You tube
Who is making videos relating to the hobby? History buffs? Wrench bending channels? Could do an interview with them.

Have you made friends with your local legislator? Offered to give them a ride in a parade? This issue shouldn't have much of a Left vs Right debate. Make friends on both sides.

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Amer-team

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Did have that meeting with Rep. Orcutt, last week. This is not high on their list, but he would support this. He said that he had a brief conversation with DOL and their concern is the crash worthiness of our vehicles, not meeting crumple standards. I asked how many crash incidents with the ones that are already on the road. I have heard of a couple in our state over the years, but not much. More to come as legislative season gets closer. There are a few FB pages out there that could also be helpful locally. PNW Steelsoldiers, MVCCO and the PSMVCC. If others have ideas chime in please.
 

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Which is absolute unadulterated BS, because they allow Model Ts, A's, etc etc and everything on the road as an antique.....
I agree, but we can't let logic get in the way of making rulings over the ruled class. What about the Kenworths and Peterbilts? If logic meant anything to this discussion we would not be having it. What I am hoping, in the way they wrote the rule last time, it lumped military vehicles under Collector Vehicle licensing. that is okay, but they maintained the licensing of vehicles that were over 30 years old and military vehicles, so that and makes it so there is no age for MV's. They of course will not want to interpret it that way, but I thought that was funny.
 

MrMikey4026

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I would love to join you somewhere, sometime. After I get my LMTV fit to drive outside of the yard.
I have 10 acres north of Eatonville and a large barn/shop that would be a good place to have a party.
Lots of old crap to start up and play with.
The avatar is a 1941 M3 diesel radial.
Mike
 

Amer-team

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I would love to join you somewhere, sometime. After I get my LMTV fit to drive outside of the yard.
I have 10 acres north of Eatonville and a large barn/shop that would be a good place to have a party.
Lots of old crap to start up and play with.
The avatar is a 1941 M3 diesel radial.
Mike
Keep an eye on us. We do a few events a year.
 
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