sktELEMENT wrote:I unjustly got denied for an artcar in which I have invested thousands of dollars into. It is safe, radically illuminated, and follows all necessary criteria. They think its is not mutant enough to be an artcar. I think I got rejected because I did not have a good picture.
I am asking someone if they would send me their confirmation e-mail so I can bring it anyway. Please help me out, I really feel cheated after putting so much into it!
I'm sorry you feel that you were unjustly denied an invite bring your vehicle to the event. I did go back into our database and look up your application and I have to say that I agree decision not to invite your vehicle to the playa. Your application was more then just a little lacking. Your picture was of a completely stock go kart and your description of your mutation was minimal to say the least. If you'd like, I can quote what you sent us.
I would like to discourage you from attempting to "crash" the event by forging paperwork to get in, as you'll have no chance of getting a proper license. And without the licensed there's a good chance that you'll have a run in with the BLM Rangers or the BRC Rangers Intercept Team. Both of which could impound your vehicle and potentially evict you from the event. Further, the DMV is moving to the keyhole at the entrance to Center Camp and from this vantage point, we will be on the look out for those that choose to ignore our simple rules.
Further, I have put a note your application of this conversation and want you to know that we can, and have, considered the past behavior of an owner when deciding whether or not to license a vehicle. So if you do get caught driving without a license, it could impact your ability to get a license in future years.
Sorry to be such a "heavy" here, but the DMV has invested a great deal of effort to earn and maintain the trust of the BLM and as a direct result of that effort the BLM has given us a great deal of latitude when it comes to mutant vehicles.
We realize that no one likes to be told "no", especially in a community like Burning Man. But the fact of the matter is that Burning Man is a pedestrian and bicycle ONLY event. PERIOD. We have created an exemption for Mutant Vehicles and that, unfortunately, requires us to decide what is and isn't an MV. There really isn't anyway around that and I certainly more the happy to explain why and how we do what we do, if you're interested in having that particular conversation.
And if you (or anyone) is unhappy with just how the DMV operates or the decisions it makes I do encourage you to join the DMV and help fix the problems instead of trying to "drive" around them.