: He's fighting like 'H' to get his license plate back



HotRodSaint
04-18-04, 09:39 PM
The "H" plate has belonged to a guy named Herman Goldsmith since 1985. He is 53 years old, owns an upscale car dealership in Hewlett called The Motor Network. He lives in Hewlett Neck. He ordered the "H" plate because he wanted the letter "H" for Herman and because single-letter plates are rare - since there are just 26 of these available.

He hung it on a 1936 Cadillac. All was well until Feb. 28, 2002, when the state Department of Motor Vehicles informed him he would not be allowed to renew the plate.

The state said it wanted to return the plate to "the public domain." Herman Goldsmith told the state he was the public domain. The state said too bad.

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/columnists/ny-liroad3761722apr18,0,4845314.column?coll=ny-li-columnists

brougham
04-18-04, 11:25 PM
If they want all the single digit plates back that's one thing but just to take his back for no reason that's stupid. And then he takes it to court and wins and he still can't get it back? That's even stupider :hitstick:

Sandy
04-19-04, 08:22 AM
Your tax dollars at work .... for you better interests!! :tisk: