A 24 page PDF form just to bring an "Art Car"? I wonder how many people will say "F--- that!" and just bring one anyway and get the ticket or whatever rather than deal with all of that paperwork!
Badger wrote:A 24 page PDF form just to bring an "Art Car"? I wonder how many people will say "F--- that!" and just bring one anyway and get the ticket or whatever rather than deal with all of that paperwork!
A ticket will be the least of worries if someone decides to intentionally do an end run around the reqs this year.
Count on it.
In fact, the above situation is primarily what's driving the push in the first place. Too many people in the past have said "Fuck that!" and felt they were above the conditions (see 'entitlement') which drive (no pun intended) the licensing procedure for vehicles. By far the greatest number of complaints and infractions having to do with vehicles had to do with those people who made either no effort or a marginal effort to decorate/mutate and register their vehicles.
Icepack wrote:I imagine a ticket will be the least of the worries, having read the information on the website about them. The vehicles will be left at the gate and not allowed entry. Hope there is a parking lot for them, or will they be towed off-site?
polzicons wrote:....This policy can surely have but one effect: less "ART BIKES" and more motor-scooters!....
polzicons wrote: The way the rules are written, I have a hard time "registering" (have you seen the form?!) the former, while some clown on the latter gets to skate by the DMV... This policy can surely have but one effect: less "ART BIKES" and more motor-scooters! (And mine will be solar recharged, so there's not even a generator involved..). Maybe I'll just wrap some tape on the handle bars and just ride my bicycle. Had wanted to build a moving sculpture. sniff -POL
technopatra wrote:<Speaking as a staff member but not an offical DMV hottie>
Well, yes, the form is intimidating, but it's just a form. It is nothing compared to actually creating the art itself. It's a hoop we have to make people jump through so that:
a) we don't have as many non-mutant vehicles roaming the playa this year. I mean, who comes to Black Rock to see a Mitsubishi with poetry magnets on it?
b) mutant vehicle owner/creators are made painfully aware of their safety responsibilities. We had way way way too many irresponsible drivers out there last year. Speeding, no night lighting...shudder.
c) the registration process will be less about "what is art" (always subjective) and more about what is
What it boils down to is if you are really dedicated to a mutant vehicle project, if you really believe in your art, you won't let a little paperwork deter you. Besides, the DMV hotties are there to answer any questions and help you through the form if you need them.
And I will again, for the record, throw my support for scooters-as-art your way. I will be bring out my little electric stand up one (I still can't ride a bike for more than a mile with my bad knee) and it will be even prettier than last year.
polzicons wrote:...All the feedback since has been about how strongly against "scooters" most of you are...The way the rules are written, I have a hard time "registering" ...And mine will be solar recharged...Had wanted to build a moving sculpture. sniff -POL
...not the scooters, just the pleasant whine of the cyborg leafblowers...
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