For those of you wanting more complete info on "clunker" laws contact.....
COVA (Coucil of Vehicle Associations)
10400 Roberts Road
Palos Hills, IL 60465
or other similar organizations.
They provide a quarterly newsletter with state-by-state info, where to write,
also special "alert" notices if legislation is coming up for a vote or
in your area or at the national level. Yes, there are annual dues, $20 I
belive. If you
personally prefer not to join, encourage your local car club (again $20 or
receive info to pass along.
Most active/notorious clunker law areas are California (UniCal receiving
credits" for cars they buy back and scrap rather than clean up their
refineries) and now
the northeast, particullarly New Jersey where a law had gotten passed with a
that declared driveways "public domain", allowing local and state governments
to be able
to collect "junk" cars without getting charged with trespass. Due to action
organizations like COVA and other concerned citizens a large sum of money was
collecting signatures on petitions, etc. that got that one stopped (or put back
reveiw) before its effectivity date.
BTW, in COVA's year-end 1995 report, they listed the top 20-30 contributors. If
remember correctly, at least 7 of them were British-car related.
A lot of space is also given to this topic in the "letters" section of each