[quote="bradtem"]Right now the DMV rule is "radical mutation" so that people who look at it don't think of it as whatever it was (pickup truck, golf cart) decorated, but as something new.
The DMV's problem is that everybody wants to bring an art car. 1600 applied this year though I am told only about 800 went far enough in the process to get their invitation. The BLM wants a smaller number. On top of that hundreds of disabled vehicles, and staff and police/emergency.
And then there are the tons of vehicles who don't bother to get a licence. I understand the temptation, it's no fun to wait hours and sit in fear that you might not get one, making all the immense work of building and towing the vehicle up go to naught.
If you saw a truck with a horse head on it, that would either be somebody who didn't try for a licence or possibly a disabled/staff vehicle. Anything that really obviously looks like a stock vehicle is probably in that class.
Vehicles that are pretty good are tempted not to licence because since they look good, rangers and others are unlikely to check for one. At night it's even harder to get checked. If it were not for the BLM restrictions, I think a good system would be to allow you to not have a licence, but if a ranger or dmv worker pulls you over because you look like a non-mutant, then you have to go get inspected in a theoretically shorter line, with a 2nd hit being impound lot. Then only the borderline vehicles would need inspection.
I think the DMV crew works hard but there are ways they could do even better, which I think they want to do.
For those who have not been through it, the gate people don't decide what to let in. Rather there are 4 steps. First you submit an app to the DMV and get an invitation if they think your car is not obviously unmutated.
Second you get to the gate and you show the invitation. The gate staff follow a supposedly simple rule, is there an invitation? They don't judge the vehicles. However, sometimes they do go beyond that. For example in my camp there is a human powered giant mammoth. It does not need a licence because it is not motorized. However, sometimes the gate staff don't understand that (because it's very large) and demand an invite, and don't get the part about human powered. So the crew for that sometimes get an invite just to satisfy the gate staff.
Once towed in you need to go to the DMV in the day for photo/inspect, and then again at night for your night permit. (If you want only a night permit they make you go in the day for the first part.)[/quote]
Because it seems everyone wants to do an art car we decided to do something different. I haven't registered it yet but am thinking about a motorcycle all decked out in chrome. In my search I found [url=http://www.chromeworld.com]www.chromeworld.com[/url]. If anyone has any information would greatly appreciate it. Tell me what you think, can post pictures if anyone would like.