I was fined £200 for parking on my driveway – I got the ultimate revenge for the next 8 YEARS | The Sun

A MAN was fined £200 after their neighbour complained about his car park, but he got the ultimate revenge for the next eight years.

The car enthusiast was testing his mechanic skills by restoring his old motor, but this didn't sit well with his new neighbour.

Reddit user @u/Memnet decided to take revenge after receiving a fine for not having his old car "properly licensed".

The man explained: "I had a classic Cadillac that I had been restoring. I had already completed all of the interior and exterior bodywork and paint. I had the engine out and was slowly rebuilding it.

"The car sat in my driveway beside my garage. This is about the time a new neighbour moved in across the street from me. A few days after he moved in, I received a violation of the city ordinance that all vehicles on private property must be fully registered and licensed.

"When I called the city wondering why after more than two years, they were hassling me. I was told there had been a complaint. So I threw a cover over the car.


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"A week later, I got another violation. The cover wasn't enough. I moved the car to my back yard, parked it between two sheds with the cover….another violation and this time. There was a fine. I took it to court."

The man was left in shock when the local authorities informed him that the ordinance was clear and he had to pay a £200 fine for parking his "unlicensed car" on his own driveway.

He continued: "So I got even with the city and my new neighbour. I owned the lot next to my house and used it for family gatherings.

"I now decided this would make a great place for an art exhibit. I moved the car to the front of that lot, put it on a foundation, and painted it purple, pink, and green.

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"I said it was an art sculpture and let them take me to court. I took a picture of the Cadillac Ranch in Texas (It is a classic attraction consisting of ten Cadillac cars which are half-buried nose-down in the ground in a single file) to prove to the judge that my car was a piece of art. The judge agreed, and that 'work of art' stayed in my yard for the next eight years until I moved."

The poster is from the U.S., but he doesn't mention in which specific state he resides.

Some US states have laws in place where drivers can be fined if they've unlicenced cars parked on their own property.

Meanwhile, in the UK, you need to make a SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification) when you take a vehicle "off the road" – and you want to stop taxing and insuring it.

You can only drive a vehicle with a SORN on a public road to go to or from a pre-booked MOT or other testing appointments.

And you could face prosecution and a fine of up to £2,500 if you use it on the road for any other reason.

Most commenters are on the poster's side.

One said: "Why do people complain about stuff like this? It is none of their business, and these cars aren't hurting anyone."

Another asked: "You're not allowed to park in your own driveway?"

While a third pointed out: "They’re miserable and have apparently nothing better to do than make others miserable like themselves."

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This comes after a woman revealed that she got her neighbour's car towed after she wouldn't stop parking in her driveway.

Plus, a mum decided to get the best revenge after finding her neighbour's car parked in her driveway.

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