If all goes according to plan, Sunday June 3rd is going to be a really big day for me from a car enthusiast perspective.
I will be driving from Chicago to Cleveland, OH and possibly buying and driving home a car very near and dear to my heart. I have some good company coming with me that some of you old timer CLers will remember, and we will have a high res camera with us to record the shenanigans and post up a little treat for you guys when we get home. In typical fashion when the two of us get together on a road trip, it will either be a disaster or pure epicness. Perhaps both.
We have made the decision that the car is road worthy, so we're going in the GTI, and driving them both back together.
But I have a problem: I want to make sure the title transfer and transport of the car goes off without a hitch. Further complicating matters, the only day this will work is a Sunday, which means no DMV. So I can't buy a temporary drive off tag, and I don't want to get caught running a expired plate from another vehicle.
I spoke to the seller and he can get the title notorized for the miles (a peculiarity to Ohio, and I am not sure that applies to me) ahead of time. So that part is taken care of. I believe the seller will have a bill of sale dated with all the particulars, so that will be handled as well.
So, the questions:
1. Do any of you Ohio people know what needs to be done to the Ohio title aside from signing it?
2. Do I have any other options on getting this thing home short of running his plates on the car home, and then sending them back to him?
Right now I am thinking of yanking the plates off it, having all signed documentation with me in the car, and winging it. If I get pulled over I can prove I bought the car that day.