Historic Vehicle Plates - my interpretation
"historic vehicle" means, a motor vehicle that,
(a) is at least 30 years old,
(b) is operated on a highway in parades, for purposes of exhibition, tours or similar functions organized by a properly constituted automobile club or for purposes of repair, testing or demonstration for sale,
(c) is substantially unchanged or unmodified from the original manufacturers product, and
(d) does not have attached to it year-of-manufacture plates
That describes my vehicle pretty well so I think it fits. it's a 1973. I drive it to exhibit it. I don't know whether the tours or shows are by "properly constituted" clubs, but testing is certainly a part of every single outing. I'm the mechanic on this car. It's all original except for consumables,and had one repaint.
Now.... part b) above doesn't say ONLY. I read that those are the things that define the car as historic and that is the main function of my car. But, I also just go on the odd solo drive or drive to my buddies house. I don't see anywhere the act says that it can't be used for other reasons. The spirit of the section suggests it shouldn't be a daily driver or commuter or work vehicle etc. in my interpretation.
This section is vague but that's my interpretation. I googled and found a couple of "alert status red" type articles saying they'll imprison you at Alcatraz if you aren't at a parade. nahh