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Classic car owners can sign up for vintage California plates

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Just did mine for my 69 1600... Bought some plates off ebay. easy to do and got the stickers in the mail 4-5 weeks later...woohoo!

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That is way cool, they are calling it a preorder, dont see any info on when they would be issued, I want my black plates last week for Christmas,

SYK 2002 76 Golf 2002 Screamin Yellow Zonker!

Ill be home for christmas..................

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Oh, I didn't realize they were making new ones. Ha! That's pretty cool. I just bought old ones online and had them 'cleared' for use by the DMV... I love the black plates on my car...perfect.

Stephen

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Funny how the state of CA is generating revenue from the same cars that they're trying to get off the roads and crush with their $200 offers to buy old cars in the hopes of reducing smog and saving the ozone. Just goes to prove, it's all about the dollar and how it "fits" their agenda.

Effing Hippocrates. I do like the weather here though.

Alright, off my soapbox now.

Sorry, continue on- Cris

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SoCal is all about the weather !!

and those blue/yellow "vintage" plate option: that's the plate my '74tii has always worn, nothing special to me.

But I do like the yellow plate/black lettering, those are "vintage" !! My dad's 1939 Chevy truck wore those (got 'em nailed onto the garage wall).

Cheers,

Carl

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Sending in my payment today, really looking forward to this. Just hope they will start making them as soon as the 7500 mark is reached, as opposed to waiting until 2015.

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coming up next smog check for all cars regardless how old they are...although didn't pass the first time around, it's still in the works..smog fee=revenues for the a bankrupt state.

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I did not see the option of keeping my current plate number. It's either a new number or a personalized number.

Paying under $80 to register my classic BMW per year, with hardly any toll roads, California is still a pretty good deal. And we all know about the weather.

And in all honesty, $50 to get a set of vintage plate is pretty cheap. Yes, it makes money to the DMV, but would you rather they did not make such a product available?

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The current YOM program in Cali is great, why screw it up? you simply supply a vintage pair of plates (average cost $150) and transfer them for a $35 fee then pay $10 per year extra to keep them. What's also not mentioned is that these so called "legacy" plates will be refllectorized, flat and not embossed.

The purists/collector car guys will know the difference and reject this idea altogether, the real thing is cheaper,better and readily available now.

License Plate T.V made appropriate plates for California until they were ordered to stop. I wonder why???

They should just allow use of old (not in system) plates with one time license fee, thats all, very simple. Use period correct plates, attached to the title and your done, no need to re-invent the wheel here !!

oh.well. leave it to the useless know it all politicians who have nothing else better to do than to submit these stupid bills while the state goes broke!

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Funny how the state of CA is generating revenue from the same cars that they're trying to get off the roads and crush with their $200 offers to buy old cars in the hopes of reducing smog and saving the ozone. Just goes to prove, it's all about the dollar and how it "fits" their agenda.

Effing Hippocrates. I do like the weather here though.

Alright, off my soapbox now.

Sorry, continue on- Cris

+1000.

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What's also not mentioned is that these so called "legacy" plates will be refllectorized, flat and not embossed.

i was wondering how they'd be willing to tolerate the lower visibility of the older plates to cameras. well, you answered my question. i guess the work around would be to obtain vintage plates and request the numbers as a 'vanity' plate then merely swap the plates.

my understanding is that the YOM program requires a yearly fee added to the normal registration fee. that is why i've not bothered to apply for tags on my 1966 Ford PU, out of principal. i merely placed my cool black and yellow plate on the wall and just visualize it on my truck...

it is not clear to me whether this new program will include an additional yearly fee on top of the registration fee, or not?

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The current YOM program in Cali is great, why screw it up?

If I am not mistaken, the current YOM only covers vehicles manufactured up to 1972. This new program, Legacy License plates, can be ordered for any year model automobile. In other words, you can place a black plate on a 2013 Toyota Prius (now that just down right blasphemous!)

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If I am not mistaken, the current YOM only covers vehicles manufactured up to 1972. This new program, Legacy License plates, can be ordered for any year model automobile. In other words, you can place a black plate on a 2013 Toyota Prius (now that just down right blasphemous!)

The YOM program applies to 1969 and older cars, and 1972 and older commercial vehicles. In the case of 2002s, only 1969 and older cars only do apply. Black and yellow plates only and they must match the year.

Therefore, blue plates can not be used in the program since they were introduced in 1970.

One option in California, if you have a set of black or blue plates and you want to install them on your car is to apply for personalized (vanity) plates with that number. You will receive new white plates with that number on it. Put your blue or black plate on your car and the numbers will match. There is an additional yearly fee.

http://apps.dmv.ca.gov/forms/reg/reg352.pdf

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/reg_hdbk/ch21/ch21_36.htm

Alternatively, you can have your current plate made in the original style. From what I uderstand, it's not "legal" and I will assume that most cops will recognize a "new" number on an old style plate. I suspect most of them will leave you alone but may use that reason to pull you over if they have a suspicion. You may at most be asked to put your "correct" plates back on.

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