Not sure if I brought this up regarding Maine

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Not sure if I brought this up regarding Maine

Post by The Raven » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:46 am

This may be a good thing for the MVPA to get involved with; Maine allows contemporary plates displayed on antique vehicles as long as they are the year of MFG and a matching set. For WW2 vehicles however the law leaves no room for wartime years where only one plate was manufactured.

Would love it if the MvPA contacted the sec of state and requested an exception to the wording of the law.
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Re: Not sure if I brought this up regarding Maine

Post by undysworld » Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:40 am

I'm not too sure how involved MVPA gets in state politics. My impression was that they more or less leave things up to individual states, and don't really get too involved in such efforts. Perhaps others who are more involved in MVPA will chime in.

Have you considered discussing this with your elected state reps? Speaking for Wisconsin, that's what we've had to do to get things changed.
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Re: Not sure if I brought this up regarding Maine

Post by mikewings » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:30 am

Its not only war time plates but Maine only issued one plate from 1944 through 1949. Practically it is not a problem in that I run my '47 CJ2A on a contemporary plate keeping the antique auto registration and plates in the tool box...Any State Police or Local Police that I have talked to have not had a problem with that as long as you explain that you have the required antique registration and that there were no duplicate plates for the year of your vehicle..

No there is always the exception .. BUT this has worked so far..
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Re: Not sure if I brought this up regarding Maine

Post by Scoutpilot » Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:43 am

Looks like it's time for a test case
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Re: Not sure if I brought this up regarding Maine

Post by Ben Dover » Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:14 am

Been driving the same restored MV 4X4 thru 6X6 MV's around Maine with only one rear vanity plate displayed for 45 years with no problems, would not even think of just sticking any old WWII era 1941-1945 civilian plate on them as one must realize WWII Army vehicles never had to have a Civilian registration during WWII.
My thoughts are if you want to experience the thrill of driving an MV with an official GI registration, one can join the military or should have joined back when the Army did have Jeeps.
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Re: Not sure if I brought this up regarding Maine

Post by Lew Ladwig » Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:09 pm

The MVCC, MILITARY VEHICLE COLLECTORS OF COLORADO, pushed a bill in our state which passed that allows any MV run without plates so long as they are kept in the vehicle. Check our Web site and copy it for your state.
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