Question Of The Month: To register or not to register?
In some states, registering a historic vehicle means making some trade-offs. Different vehicle designations come with varying usage restrictions, inspection exemptions, and costs. So what’s your approach?
When it comes to registering a car or truck, historic vehicle owners are often faced with multiple options. Different types of plates—e.g. antique, collector, classic, etc.—vary from state to state. Costs can vary from one registration category to another. The lifespan of each type of registration can differ and, of course, there are also varying restrictions that can impact how much or how little you are able to use and enjoy your vehicle.
So what to do? The Historic Vehicle Association would like to hear from you. What is most important to you when registering your vehicle? Are you more concerned with having the freedom to enjoy your vehicle where and when you want? Or is it more important to register your vehicle as historic or antique for the recognition it affords?
The HVA wants to know what you think, so please take our “Registration Poll” on our Facebook page and feel free to expound on your answer by commenting below or on Facebook.
If you’re unsure of the registration particulars for your state, head over to the HVA’s registration, fees & use map. Here, in addition to state-specific personal property tax information, you’ll be able to learn more about your state’s registration requirements and how they may or may not affect the usage of your collector vehicle.
As always, should you have any questions or concerns regarding your state’s registration requirements, please contact the HVA at firstname.lastname@example.org.