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California Legacy License Plate Program

Posted in News on August 6, 2013
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For those with vehicles registered in California: Are you looking for just the right touch for your custom ride? Maybe it’s time to consider a custom license plate, as you’ve undoubtedly seen at shows. This effort to energize the otherwise lackluster California vehicle registration process doubles as a springboard for story telling and stands as a theme setter for your truck.

Now check this out. Legislation has been introduced that allows for a California Legacy License Plate Program to go into effect, pending on the fulfillment of a minimum number of pre-orders. These legacy plates are vintage-style replica plates like those issued in the 50s (black on yellow), 60s (yellow on black), and 70s (yellow on blue). That’s right, you can pre-order your 50s, 60s, or 70s customized (or non-customized) license plate for any automobile, motorcycle, or trailer, whether the plate fits the year of the vehicle or not. Now, if your vehicle actually is from the 50s, 60s, or 70s and has lost its original plates somewhere in its past, this is a perfect nostalgic touch. While the plates will not be exactly like the vintage license plates because of the modern manufacturing process and the need to be reflective, the plates will retain as many characteristics of the originals as possible.

There is a slight technicality to note. All you can do right now is pre-order the plates for $50 because the program requires a minimum of 7,500 pre-paid applicants prior to January 1, 2015 before the program can be implemented. Right now there are 1,213 orders for the 50s plate, 4224 orders for the 60s plate, and 901 orders for the 70s plate. Once the minimum number of pre-orders has been met for a plate, it will go into development.

If this is of interest, submit your application today. Find out more by visiting the Q&A page. The program depends on your interest and participation!

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