I'm with Tom sounds like this is getting blown way out of proportion. This is your car that you are hauling, none of the DOT's business why. Lots of excuses though, car show, a race, taking it to get it worked on, delivering to a family member or friend, or just delivering it to a buyer for free. But, I don't live in a liberal ran state either so maybe your concerns are warranted. My only concern would be whether I was prepaid or not as to not make a long trip and the buyer back out.