trying to stop Maine towns from elinminating the auto enthusiast
MCAA Members & Hobbyist,
The Maine Custom Auto Association is holding it's December 2nd meeting at the Chick A Dee Restaurant located at 1472 Lisbon Street in Lewiston ( Map Quest & Google show this address too far out on Lisbon Street.) After you exit the pike (Exit 80) you'll be on Alfred Plourde Highway, take the 1st exit to your right onto Route 196 (Lisbon St.), The restaurant is located shortly up the street on your left, at the second set of traffic lights, on the corner of Lisbon St. and Westminster St, and across the street is the Tire Warehouse. Anyone wishing to buy a meal should do so by 6:30pm, they also have a complete bar.
Jon Doyle will be our guest speaker and being a hobbyist himself as well as an Attorney and Lobbyist in Augusta, he is well versed with our automotive hobbyist issues. We keep hearing of more and more hobbyist having problems with their town officials about having project vehicles, donor vehicles and / or parts of even though the vehicles are totally out of sight. Jon agrees that something should be done with Title 30-A of the State Statute in order to retain an effective hobbyist exemption. This current Anti-hobbyist action not only effects restoration and building of Antiques, Custom or Street Rods, but also off road and race vehicles. After Jon's presentation the floor will be open to discussions about the November 13th meeting with the Secretary of State people and what may be discussed at the December 11th meeting relative to the proper classification, registration and inspection of Antiques, Customs and Street Rods.