My post from 2013 was the last time I did emissions. As of 2015, Washington has a collector car exemption. I switched my insurance to Grundy, filled out the "Collectible Vehicle Certification for Emission Test Exemption form" and sent it in along with standard registration payment at the time it was due. Got my tabs a week later, no issue. The form is as simple as this:
If you answer "no" to any of the following questions, your vehicle does not qualify as collectible and must meet emission test requirements:
1. Is this vehicle used primarily for car club activities, exhibitions, parades, functions of public interest, a private collection, or used infrequently for other purposes?
2. Do you have collectible vehicle or classic automobile insurance coverage that restricts the vehicle mileage, use, or both?
3. Do you have another vehicle for personal use?
Are you saying that you got a collector plate on an Elise? The way I read the law, the car had to be 30 years old, I've done it with my Rx-7, but if it works for the Elise, I'm going to be a happy camper.
"2. Vehicle requirements
Vehicles with these plates:
Must have a current registration.
Must be more than 30 years old.
Be capable of operating on the highway.
Be owned and operated as collector vehicles.
May be driven:
To and from auto shows, circuses, parades, displays, special excursions, and antique car club meetings.
For testing purposes.
For the pleasure of others without compensation.
May not be used for:
Regular transportation in the manner of a fully licensed vehicle.
Commercial purposes or to carry a load."