our old mot tester used to mot a freind's saab that never left the south of france. he said he could see it was ok in his crystal ball. the owner used to book a cheap return ferry crossing with the saab's reg number so there was a 'paper trail' if the french authorities need any proof it'd been back here for the mot each year.The chap who used to MOT my bike used to do it by driving past where it was parked at my house.
yeah, they almost caught him that way. after turning up and checking the days mot's they told him they were sat over the road watching all cars in and out and one on the days list hadn't gone in. he asked who was watching the rear entrance to the garage? so he got away with it.These days the area MOT bloke is sat in his car with his laptop/ phone watching what you are doing.