In 1996 I was comuting every night back and forth to the body shop The car
was stripped to bear metal (silver) no interior, gauges, dash, winshield,
only directionals and tail lights no hood>>> exqusie me bounet, this went
on for about a mounth, never saw a cop the only time I did ,I pulled over
and surenderd, they let me go Another time on the way to the parts guy , I
had to beg for mearcy. but got away >>and another 2 times after she was in
flat blck primer ( Board yet ?) and running with no hood,I got off I think
the trick is to surrender or they just liked the car >> rob.........
goggles, with no scren will pass in Mass !!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Babcock" <BillB@bnj.com>
To: "'Jim Hill'" <email@example.com>; <Triumphs@autox.team.net>;
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 11:25 AM
Subject: RE: DOT windshield requirements
> Windshield requirements are like a lot of other things, the regs might
> exist but neither the drivers nor the cops really know them. I used to
> drive my TR3 everywhere with no windshield. Never had a problem. I wore a
> vintage pair of Barufaldi goggles and a backwards flat cap. Very sporty,
> says I. When I started racing it I had to add a brooklands shield to meet
> racing requirements!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Hill [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 7:24 AM
> To: Triumphs@autox.team.net; email@example.com
> Subject: DOT windshield requirements
> Marty Sukey wrote:
> > if one were to want to build a mostly race car and yet wanted
> > to be able to run historic license plate so that one could drive
> > around the block for tweaking or to drive to local events . . .
> > what are the minimum requirements for [a windshield]
> There may well be federal rules that apply to windshields, but normally
> FBI doesn't run around issuing tickets for equipment violations.
> Which leaves you with the wildly varying state laws and regulations, which
> are usually enforced only if you've been stopped for some _other_
> transgression. If your "mostly race car" is already titled and registered,
> the hard work is done - the rest is a matter of safe driving, common sense
> and artful negotiation :-)
> The most serious risk you run with driving behind Brooklands windscreens
> not a citation but getting hit in the face with debris thrown up by
> I used to test my Formula Ford on country roads when there was enough
> moonlight for navigation, no competing traffic and no audience except for
> dairy cattle, but that's a whole different story . . .
> Jim Hill
> Madison WI