Old Man with a Hat
- Jul 18, 2012
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- Greenville NC
Come on over Goobak, we can " chuck a shrimp on tha barbie for ya " ....... so Paul Hogan said in those '80's " visit Australia " ads on TV they had over there. Actually we call them " prawns "down here ,........................... " shrimps " are fresh water VERY small Prawn's to us here.........
Roadworthiness............. a lot of fellas that import cars to here from the US find that even though they were running/driving legally on road cars there, when they arrive here there is A LOT of work to get them up to an acceptable roadworthy condition for on road use here.
I do think our laws for road worthiness in most states are somewhat anal regarding some laws but most are there for good reason.
With my 59 Dodge, I have some smog emission testing reports here with some of the paperwork I received with the car and it passed all those tests, what the " test " involved I don't know, nor how it could pass Californian testing as I was under the assumption that California had pretty much the most stringent emission controls in the world.
Maybe like you said, my Dodge was exempt though it didn't say that on the emissions report.
Insurance ??............... I just " registered " my XR8 V8 Ford Foulcan " Sprint " ( Australian built performance Car ) here and the insurance to cover personal injuries to anyone in this car and anone it may hit in an accident was just short of $600 annual , then the on road cost for one year was nearly $500, so my annual cost is just short of $1000 to drive this car legally on the raod here in my state.
Then there is insurance to cover the cost of damage to my car ( not compulsory but you'd be stupid to not have it here ) , and anyone elses car and 20 million in property damage .......... about $800 or so.
Not sure what the costs are to drive cars in the US, would like to know as a comparison ??
Hey Terry, Registration fees per year here in North Carolina are about 34 bucks a year plus then you get insurance, runs me about umm 500 bucks a year on my truck? that covers everything too. here is a pic of it pulling an RT Challenger home ;)