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Event Coverage WISCONSIN FENDERLESS HOT RODS & WISDOT

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Curt R, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
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    I guess you (and everyone else) could/should call your 2 elected officials and ask them when the specialty vehicle owners will be able to voice their opinions at some of the "State Patrol misinterpretation problem" meetings going on in Madison. WE are patiently waiting for the opportunity to do so, and WE are not going to give up until WE get things straightened out! As it stands now, they only know there "was" a problem, but are probably thinking it is ok now. WE have to keep the pedal to the floor.
     
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  2. partsdawg
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    What a boner said.
     
  3. nutter_street_rodder
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    from Nevis MN

    i'm wondering if any out of state cars have been stopped?
     
  4. UnkkaBobby
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    a boner, Thanks again for your suggestions and involvement. I'll be asking this to my Reps this week.
     
  5. A Boner
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    Have a meeting scheduled with Wisconsin State Representative Adam Neylon from the 98th District, on November 8th! It will be a small meeting, NOT a show of force type meeting, limited to about 8 people or so. If you were at Curt's meeting at the Orchard Inn, and are interested in attending, let Curt know.
    Representative Neylon talked about the "misinterpretations"with Representative Robert Wittke from Racine, and must feel there is something that needs looking into concerning us hot rod guys and our dilemma.
    Another step forward!
     
  6. slack
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    That may be truer than you know. We didn't have to wear seatbelts in a pickup for years because one of the lawmakers had a farm pickup and didn't like to wear his seatbelt in it.
     
  7. A Boner
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    Bump.
     
  8. Special thanks to a boner for "keeping the pedal to the floor". He stayed in repeated contact with his Legislator by requesting a specific meeting with the Legislator about the issues with WISDOT. It worked!!

    In the past few months, because of the efforts of Wisconsin rodders, I know 27 Wisconsin Legislators have contacted WISDOT about Wisconsin State Patrols new interpretation of 23 year old laws affecting modified cars, hot rods and replica cars. WISDOT's reply to the Legislators, as provided by WSP, has been "there are no problems and there has been no misinterpretation by WSP". This has been the reply the Legislators have passed on to their constituent contact. If the hot rodder constituent gets this reply and does not get back to the Legislator and says the issues are not resolved and requests a face to face meeting with the Legislator, the Legislator believes all is good and things end up going nowhere. The repeated contact with the Legislator shows you are serious about the issue and not just someone that just wants to rant and then goes away.

    a boner's meeting with Rep. Neylon will be the second meeting to be held by a Legislator with the hot rod community. On Aug 16 State Rep Wittke met with a group of hot rodders from the Racine, Wi area. He came to the meeting with the scripted WISDOT reply (see above paragraph). He held a hour+ meeting and left with the hot rodders feelings and interpretations about WSP and WISDOT's reinterpretation of the 23 year old laws. He was going to have another meeting with WISDOT, nothing yet from Rep. Wittke.

    Thanks to Rep. Neylon and Wittke!

    So out of 27 Legislators contacting WISDOT, 2 meetings with the constituents are the result. Either the Legislators haven't recognized the issue's importance yet, WISDOT's reply has been acceptable to Legislator and rodder or the rodder constituents must keep "the pedal to the floor"!

    Curt R
     
  9. WSP and WISDMV meetings are typically inter departmental meetings within WISDOT. If, those meetings qualify under the "open meetings law" is a question for the Wisconsin Department of Justice which can be accessed on the internet. Let us know what you find out. Thanks.
    Curt R
     
  10. go here
    https://publicmeetings.wi.gov/

    SEMA is aware of our issues. I have been in regular contact with them since June. They support our efforts and will provide info and help as requested.

    Curt R
     
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  11. Speed~On
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    DM Sent
     
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  12. Have a meeting scheduled with Wisconsin State Representative Adam Neylon from the 98th District, on November 8th! It will be a small meeting, NOT a show of force type meeting, limited to about 8 people or so.
    a boner

    there should be 4-6 rodder constituents from Rep. Neylon's district (Pewaukee,Wi) in the meeting, bring the unfendered rods and replica rods. The Rep needs to see his rodder constituents are concerned enough to come and talk with him.

    PM to a boner for time and place.

    Curt R
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2019
  13. UnkkaBobby
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    Thank you everyone for all the help, info and support!
     
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  14. Good luck, I'll be in Texas Nov. 7-10, I'll be thinking about you !
     
  15. UnkkaBobby
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    Thanks go out to everyone who's attending!
     
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  16. A Boner
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    We had the meeting today with Wisconsin 98th District State Representative Adam Neylon. Very impressed with him and his concern with what we described to him about what is happening to our hobby in Wisconsin. He is a very likable young and upcoming Representative that made us feel that he will follow through with this issue, and get back to us with a way forward.

    In the meantime, keep the pedal to the floor and show your support by joining the "Wisconsin Specialty Vehicle Alliance"!
     
  17. A Boner
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    Wishing Wisconsin would get their chit together, like our neighbor Minnesota.

    Join the W.S.V.C.
     

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