WASHINGTON

Collector: the owner of one or more vehicles described in RCW 46.16.305(1) who collects, purchases, acquires, trades, or disposes of the vehicle or parts of it, for his or her personal use, in order to preserve, restore, and maintain the vehicle for hobby or historical purposes.

Kit vehicle: a passenger car or light truck assembled from a manufactured kit, and is either (1) a complete kit consisting of a prefabricated body and chassis used to construct a new vehicle, or (2) a kit consisting of a prefabricated body to be mounted on an existing vehicle chassis and drive train, commonly referred to as a donor vehicle.

Street rod vehicle: a motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle, that meets the following conditions:

(1) (a) The vehicle was manufactured before 1949, (b) the vehicle has been assembled or reconstructed using major component parts of a motor vehicle manufactured before 1949, or (c) the vehicle was assembled or manufactured after 1949, to resemble a vehicle manufactured before 1949; and

(2) (a) The vehicle has been modified in its body style or design through the use of nonoriginal or reproduction components, such as frame, engine, drive train, suspension, or brakes in a manner that does not adversely affect its safe performance as a motor vehicle or render it unlawful for highway use, or (b) the body has been constructed from nonoriginal materials or has been altered dimensionally or in shape and appearance from the original manufactured body.

Assembled vehicle: a vehicle that:

(a) Has had the complete body or frame replaced with the body or frame from another commercially manufactured vehicle; or

(b) Had the body or frame cut in two and replaced with a major portion of the body or frame from another vehicle; or

(c) Has had a major modification so that the VIN no longer properly describes the vehicle; or

(d) Is a motorcycle on which the frame and engine are of different make or model years. An assembled vehicle is made from parts produced by recognized manufacturers for commercially produced vehicles, and can be recognized as one produced by a particular manufacturer. Assembled vehicles do not include glider kits, custom built, replica, kit vehicles, or trucks installed with a different bed.

Homemade vehicle: is one that cannot visually be identified as produced by a particular manufacturer and is made primarily from fabricated parts. The make will be identified as homemade. Parts car: a motor vehicle that is owned by a collector to furnish parts for restoration or maintenance of a vehicle described in RCW 46.16.305(1), thus enabling a collector to preserve, restore, and maintain such a vehicle.

Horseless carriage: any motor vehicle which is:
(a) At least forty years old; and
(b) Capable of being operated upon the highway; and
(c) Currently registered in Washington; and
(d) Operated primarily as a collector vehicle under RCW 46.16.307.

Updated 12/21/06
Washington Accessory Lights:
In comments to a regulation proposed by the Washington State Patrol, the SAN urged the agency to abandon efforts to unnecessarily restrict accent lighting on motor vehicles. The state is proposing to prohibit ". . . novelty lighting, including but not limited to lighting on tire stems or valves, windshield wipers or washer, under the vehicle body/carriage, door handles, truck handles and antennas," while a vehicle is being operated on public roadways. The SAN supports reasonable and relevant safety regulations and encourages efforts to improve highway safety. However, the SAN opposes any use limitations or prohibitions on optional lighting equipment or accessories not related to a proven safety hazard. Some vehicles are equipped with "novelty" lights as accent lighting for styling purposes. These accent lighting devices increase the conspicuity of the vehicle and have no effect on motor vehicle safety. Optional and accessory lighting equipment is not prohibited by federal law