Originally Posted by chines1:
Just FYI: I called Daniel and we spoke about this thread, my experiences in CA, as well as his experiences in CA.
In the end, the BAR people that I deal with have told me a very specific path that they consider "correct" and I will continue to follow that, no matter how much of a PITA it is compared to the other 47 states... (yes I know there are 49 others, but NJ and PA piss me off too)
BTW Daniel was great to speak with and he certainly seems to have the right attitude for this industry.
Great speaking with you as well Carey, I appreciate your phone call. I know how busy we can get, it's always great to speak/learn from other builders in the industry.
Our main goal is to get clients on the road with their new Spyder/Speedsters. If we did not care, then we would be losing out to a vast majority of sales in the state of CA. So regardless to what some may think... we're here to help you get your car on the road, with a VIN, with a title.
Originally Posted by Jim Kelly 2013 SAS coupe-Fiji:
I'm sure Daniel is trying as hard as the rest of us, but he harms himself by either not knowing the law, or being deliberately obtuse. The clear impression I got from his e-mails is that he would not only provide a 1955 title, but would help a CA buyer to register the car as a 1955 car, all seemingly legal in his opinion.
I went through all our companies emails and saw nothing regarding any emails to/from you. Unless you were going by James, or another name in your emails. So not too sure when we spoke or where your impression came from.
I did however post up the CA BAR LAWS in an earlier post a few above, therefore I can advise you I do know the CA registration laws, and am no way offended by you implying I am "obtuse", again your words, not mine.
Here is the bottom line. In Arizona, yes the car is viewed as 1955 Replica. Does not get more simple than that. We get a LEVEL II Inspection done, VIN plaque issued, registration issued, title/plates/tabs, all at once, regardless Jim if you think I am "obtuse", that is the process... about as blunt as it gets.
I'll leave it at this. Do your homework before registering in other states. If you want advice and help on future purchases/registration. You're more than welcome to give me a call. Again, I did a search through our email data base and saw nothing with Jim Kelly in there so my apologies if somehow it was overlooked. We typically follow up within 5-10 hours via email.