However tyrebiter, if was to fake up a car and take it to shows and say it was genuine, then have I done anything wrong by the letter of the law?
My understanding of the laws provides an answer which is both yes and no.
Attach an identifier not belonging or even possess one for that matter = offence is likely committed.
Remove an identifier = offence is likely committed.
Go around saying a car is X but clearly be BS folks when doing so, then no - unless you are attempting to gain a financial advantage (fraud by selling misrepresented goods).
No offence in telling fibs when no-one suffers injury - some might suggest it is un-Australian not to gild the lily so to speak...
I imagine the usual chat down at the pub would be pretty ordinary if this were the case
In terms of responding to your question, it depends on one's definition of 'fake' I guess.
When trolling car shows, I've often heard owners of the 'special' cars use the term to describe replica and tribute cars.
Sanctimonious, self serving dribble and utter mean-spirited of folks when doing so IMO.
I've also heard the term used (much less frequently) to describe cars presented, portrayed and claimed to be something they are not.
I am sure you have encountered equal shares of both.
So like I said, depends on one's meaning when using the term I guess.
Edited by Tyre biter, 17 February 2015 - 06:46 PM.