Everyone stay calm!
I just had a look at the documents, and from what I can see is this:
The jeep was sold to the present owner without a title. He went to Wisconsin DMV and tried to do two things (mistake number 1!):
1. Title the vehicle (mistake number 2...doesn't matter if it is OD or polychrome yellow, if you try to get a title for a vehicle in Wisconsin for one that has none, you are going to run into trouble).
2. License the vehicle (would have been no problem to license as a collector vehicle IF he had the title).
1. Do like everyone else, send your money to Broadway Title and get a title.
2. TRANSFER the title to Wisconsin.
3. License as a collector vehicle.
4. Try to resist the ufge to stir up the "Us vs. Them" pot when it comes to MVs. When you contact the MVPA and alert the troops, be sure you tell the FULL story and not just an over reaction to something that could be solved with a little investigaton.
How others can avoid this problem:
1. GET A TITLE when you buy a vehicle. If the seller doesn't have one, make it THEIR problem.
2. Don't try to show off how much you know about military vehicles when you go to your DMV. Be a bit obtuse, but not dishonest. Jeeps are "quarter ton trucks" WCs and M37s are "1/2-ton or 3/4-ton trucks". Save the bravado for parades and buddies.
3. STAY CALM. When you cry wolf to the MVPA, the legislators or the poor, overworked magazine editors,
it makes it hard to sort out what is worth concentrated and focused reaction. The government isn't going to come tomorrow for your trucks. You have time to formulate, thoughtful and tactful responses. Use the time wisely.
This is not a problem with Wisconsin "Banning military vehicles" as stated on the front of this thread, but comes down to, why was no title provided to the buyer. Mr. McArthur, you stated "You guys in Wisconsin need to start calling in favors from the "media".' Just what do you propose that we tell them?