Impala SS AutoXer wrote:
In California (assuming "OC" is "Orange County"), you would PNO the car. For those outta state, a "PNO" means that the car is legal as far as registration (i.e. if you sell the car, the next owner will NOT owe back registration fees) but NOT legal to drive on public roads. It is a relatively small fee per year (I think about $10?).
Also in CA: I actually had a silly phone conversation with a DMV employee which went something like this:
ME: "I have a dedicated race car which is not street legal and will never be driven on the streets, always transported on a trailer... is Planned Non-Operation (PNO) the right way to register it?"
DMV: "If the car will EVER be on a public road, it needs to be smogged and registered with up-to-date tags. Being transported on a public road on a trailer is considered being on a public road and the vehicle needs to be smogged."
It makes no sense... according to hat employee, every time I trailer my PNO car (with very expired tags) to-from events, I'm risking a ticket. While trailering (open trailer), I've been followed by and even been given thumbs up from police with no issues. If I ever did get a silly ticket for trailering a PNO car, I plan to just take it to court... I hope that day never comes! [8-)]