California DMV to Offer Vintage License Plates

californiavintageplate001Spotted this article on It looks like California will start taking advance orders for vintage-style license plates on January 1, 2013. The program requires that they receive at least 7500 order by January 1, 2015 for production to begin.

Having collected both the black and yellow plates for as long as I can remember, this might have some effect on ridiculous prices that people are asking (and getting) for the real deal. If you’re lucky enough to own a scooter with an original plate – keep it – and keep it on the scooter.

I’m not sure what the law says about modifying your own plates, but I have know a few people to paint their own modern plates to look like the originals… I’m not saying I’ve done it myself, but I’ve seen it…




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