I haven't been following this thread, but I've got to stick this in. Next
year, in Washington State, we're going to a "25 year rule" for older cars.
No car that's 25 years or older (1975 model year for the first year) has to
pass an emissions inspection----because these cars are infrequently driven,
and hobbiests should not have a special burden. This law was passed by our
state legislature because a coalition of car clubs got together and worked
on it. (You Desert Centre Triumph guys ought to start something down in
One of the opening arguments was, interestingly enough, that >new< cars
shouldn't have to pass emissions, because, of course, they all do! So what
we've got is a law that says both older and newer cars (up to 4 years old)
don't have to pass. Makes sense. Saves money. And it's time for LBC
owners to revolt!