Another crop of Canadian Virgins for 2012
I was wondering, for those of you with experience dealing with the DMV, what are some tips you can give me to ensure my vehicle get registered (apart from the obvious criteria given on the website at http://www.burningman.com/on_the_playa/ ... teria.html
. I don't want to give away too much of what I'm working on, but I'm guessing the #1 thing to focus on is the first thing on the list: Level of Mutation. Any tips on specific things they look for, or tips for helping a vehicle run in the desert in the evening.
Dr Helix's reply:
Good luck on your MV project. Having brought two small MV's to the playa in the past four years I would tell you that the vehicle must be radically altered. You have touched on this but I can't emphasize it enough. Large MV's do get more leniency here, but it still is vitally important. Make sure you have a good plan and pictures of what you're proposing and submit it to the DMV as soon as they take applications (This will be on the BM website) Don't wait! If you do it early, they generally can critique and give you suggestions if they feel you haven't done enough. Wait till the last moment, and they'll just say no. Safety is paramount. You'll need entrance and egress plans, first aid and safety procedures and with many of the larger vehicles, monitors who walk along and clear the way. The second is to make sure the MV has some sort of interaction. If you plan on a large MV, then talk to the nature of the experience you want to provide on board. Don't just say its a party platform.....plenty of those out there. Be creative and emphasize that this is for the playans to interact with and enjoy. Having said that, there is no guarantee that it will be accepted. MV's are getting harder and harder to get on the playa due to the huge amount of applications sent in each year. And if you're going to run at night, It has be REALLY lit up and enhance the evening. Have fun and hope to see you out there!!!!!!!!!!!