...but I really don't want to get into politics here.
Everything is now political, which is an unfortunate consequence of
excessive government interference at all levels.
Personally, I would vote with my feet. But before I left, I'd whack
the ol' hornets nest. Alert and organize the local car enthusiasts
while bringing in antique car collector "special interest groups".
Sick some SEMA lawyers on these fascist jerks.
Municipalities and counties constantly pass laws and regulations
which violate state and/or federal constitutional protections.
No one thinks to challenge them, but the lawmakers and their
lawyers are often surprisingly dumb. This case sounds like a serious
violation of private property rights. Attorneys love to take on
pro-bono civil rights violations. There's big money involved with
If a private citizen wants to collect car parts, be it Packard hood
ornaments in a glass case, or car body shells in a locked warehouse,
it's absolutely off limits to government regulations provided there
are no safety, noise, or eyesore issues which might affect the
property values of other citizens. A corporation is another matter,
The car show thing is a clear freedom of assembly infringement.
There's no way to enforce that silliness. It's just more fodder for
a major civil rights case. Organize informal drive-in shows which
are true political rallies. Hand out fliers on the subject of private
property rights violations. Any government official stupid enough
to touch that political bomb deserves what he gets.