A man in Missouri is fighting a legal battle against his home (HOA) attempt to foreclose his home because, he says, his truck has "serious body damage" and violates the rules of the HOA parked in his driveway. ; access, reports CBS News.
The famous longtime car lover, Andy Lipka, owns a beautiful 1965 Ford F-250. The bodywork on the truck shows some wear, but under the skin, the vehicle runs and drives perfectly.
However, his HOA, the Woodfield Homes Association, sees the patina on the otherwise clean, straight and not dented vehicle as "moderately severe body damage".
Lipka parks him in his driveway not only because he feels he is "so handsome he is" and "remembers (he) of the truck (he) grew up with (his) daddy", but because he already has two other vehicles in his garage.
The merit of the patina is a much debated topic, but when presented on an old honest pickup truck that has spent its life working, most classic car enthusiasts agree that it is a draw, not a defect.
The HOA has fined Lipka nearly 3,000 US dollars and has threatened to foreclose the house if it does not pay the charges. And while the association is also suing to get his money, Lipka is suing right away, disputing the claim that his truck is damaged and claiming that the HOA has made it personal, turning it from a political issue to harassment.
The battle will go to court, where it is hoped that Lipka will win and prevent this horrible association of homeowners from violating his right to park his damn car in his damned driveway he paid for.
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