Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
HRE Wheels
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > Regional Forums > USA - California

USA - California The Golden State

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-30-2012, 10:40 AM   #1
Camaro Fred
2012 ZL1 VIN 150
 
Drives: 1973 RS LT Camaro 4 Speed
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 235
CA Yellow on Black Plates in 2013

For those interested in obtaining 1960's color style CA License plate (yellow on black) or the 1950's colors (black on yellow), Gov. Brown just signed an Assembly Bill AB 1658 that will bring these colors back (for an annual fee of course). There needs to be 7,500 applicants between Jan 2013 and Jan 2014 to make it happen. Read about it at:

http://enewschannels.com/2012/09/28/enc15402_200241.php
__________________
Camaro Fred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 01:52 PM   #2
TripleB
SoCal Mayhem
 
TripleB's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS ABM Camaro A6
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hawthorne, California
Posts: 5,613
Hey that's cool!!

Now, which one should I get? lol..I'm thinking black with yellow.
__________________
TripleB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 06:31 PM   #3
Obzen
Pull up Cougar!
 
Obzen's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 SS/RS
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 2,159
Finally. They should offer new colors as well. Not that yellow will match anything on my car but I'd love a black plate. Now we wait til January........
Obzen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 08:00 PM   #4
ss eleanor
SS Eleanor
 
ss eleanor's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 RS/2SS Camaro
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lodi ca
Posts: 625
Oh man , I'm gonna check this out. Thanks for the heads up
ss eleanor is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 08:55 PM   #5
Synerbee
SoCal Headturners
 
Synerbee's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 SGM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Anaheim Hills, California
Posts: 5,802
If only they opened it up to different colors. Maybe we can get rid of the CARB laws on car parts if Governor Brown is a car guy
Synerbee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 09:53 PM   #6
TripleB
SoCal Mayhem
 
TripleB's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS ABM Camaro A6
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hawthorne, California
Posts: 5,613
Wonder what the fee will be.
__________________
TripleB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 12:33 AM   #7
Obzen
Pull up Cougar!
 
Obzen's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 SS/RS
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 2,159
Quote:
Originally Posted by TripleB View Post
Wonder what the fee will be.
I read somewhere it was 50 start plus 40 annual. Which is in line with what a "custom" plate is right now.
Obzen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 11:09 AM   #8
TripleB
SoCal Mayhem
 
TripleB's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS ABM Camaro A6
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hawthorne, California
Posts: 5,613
Yeah, custom plate now is $49 and $30-something for renewal. I'm sure this will be on top of those fees if you have a personalized one.
__________________
TripleB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 11:17 AM   #9
90503


 
Drives: 2011 2SS/RS LS3
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Torrance
Posts: 10,070
Quote:
Originally Posted by Camaro Fred View Post
For those interested in obtaining 1960's color style CA License plate (yellow on black) or the 1950's colors (black on yellow), Gov. Brown just signed an Assembly Bill AB 1658 that will bring these colors back (for an annual fee of course). There needs to be 7,500 applicants between Jan 2013 and Jan 2014 to make it happen. Read about it at:

http://enewschannels.com/2012/09/28/enc15402_200241.php
I'd say this will happen for sure...Won't be a shortage of applicants at all...It's a great idea...Can't remember what year was the last for those before they started using the blue plates...
90503 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 11:19 AM   #10
Mr. iNCREDIBLE

 
Mr. iNCREDIBLE's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2SS/RS Convertible
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: SoCal Baby...
Posts: 2,189
if it comes in a disabled person flavor, black/yellow, then I'm in.. else I'll stick with my ugly ass reflective white and blue.
Mr. iNCREDIBLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 11:22 AM   #11
Mr. iNCREDIBLE

 
Mr. iNCREDIBLE's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2SS/RS Convertible
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: SoCal Baby...
Posts: 2,189
Quote:
Originally Posted by 90503 View Post
I'd say this will happen for sure...Won't be a shortage of applicants at all...It's a great idea...Can't remember what year was the last for those before they started using the blue plates...

1969 was first year of blue/yellow.
Mr. iNCREDIBLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 11:26 AM   #12
90503


 
Drives: 2011 2SS/RS LS3
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Torrance
Posts: 10,070
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. iNCREDIBLE View Post
1969 was first year of blue/yellow.
Cool...thanks...got a '67 International Scout...lol...gotta have the right plate!...lol
90503 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 12:13 PM   #13
Mr. iNCREDIBLE

 
Mr. iNCREDIBLE's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2SS/RS Convertible
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: SoCal Baby...
Posts: 2,189
Quote:
Originally Posted by 90503 View Post
Cool...thanks...got a '67 International Scout...lol...gotta have the right plate!...lol
you have always been able to use YOM (year of manufacture) plates in CA, if you can find a black/yellow (ebay or some other source) that is currently NOT in use and you have a vehicle in the same YOM, then all you have to do is take the plate to the DMV and have them register it to your vehilce, my HR manager has a 1962 Eldorado her and her husband bought and restored 2 years ago and that's how they did it..


CA-Vehilce Code:

5004.1. (a) (1) ( )1 An owner of a vehicle that is a 1969 or older model-year vehicle or the owner of a commercial vehicle or a pickup truck that is a 1972 or older model-year may, after the requirements for the registration of the vehicle are complied with and with the approval of the department, utilize license plates of this state with the date of year corresponding to the model-year date when the vehicle was manufactured, if the model-year date license plate is legible and serviceable, as determined by the department, in lieu of the license plates otherwise required by this code.(2) The department may consult with an organization of old car hobbyists in determining whether the date of year of the license plate corresponds to the model-year date when the vehicle was manufactured.
(b) A fee of forty-five dollars ($45) shall be charged for the application for the use of the special plates.

(c) In addition to the regular renewal fee for the vehicle for which the plates are authorized, the applicant for a renewal of the plates shall be charged an additional fee of ten dollars ($10). ( )2 If payment of a regular vehicle renewal fee is not required by this code, the holder of license plates with a date corresponding to the model-year may retain the plates upon payment of an annual fee of twenty dollars($20)( )3 that shall be due at the expiration of the registration year of the vehicle to which the plates were last assigned under this section.

(d) ( )4 If a person who is authorized to utilize the special license plates applies to the department for transfer of the plates to another vehicle, a transfer fee of twelve dollars ($12) shall be charged in addition to all other appropriate fees.

-----



personally I would go this route for your car, as this new program is issuing plates with the current numbering sequence, which won't properly match your car..


* edit * also this guy will make you a black/yellow replacement if you find some on ebay that are kinda trashed, http://www.cr8-one.com/index.php?mai...roducts_id=212

however you must already have them registered on the vehicle and show proof, all he is doing is making you a new plate in the style/design of the old plate that is trashed, he cannot make you a plate that you don't already own that is not in the proper numbering sequence (in other words he cannot make your 2012 plate a 1965 look a like)

Last edited by Mr. iNCREDIBLE; 10-01-2012 at 01:04 PM.
Mr. iNCREDIBLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 12:26 PM   #14
90503


 
Drives: 2011 2SS/RS LS3
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Torrance
Posts: 10,070
Good tip...thanks again for the heads up...I'll check into it....
90503 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 04:42 PM   #15
ss eleanor
SS Eleanor
 
ss eleanor's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 RS/2SS Camaro
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lodi ca
Posts: 625
So does anyone know how much the plates are, does it matter what color you get?
ss eleanor is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 06:12 PM   #16
Mr. iNCREDIBLE

 
Mr. iNCREDIBLE's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2SS/RS Convertible
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: SoCal Baby...
Posts: 2,189
Quote:
Originally Posted by ss eleanor View Post
So does anyone know how much the plates are, does it matter what color you get?

hasn't passed yet, but expect it to be similar to the personal plate fee. $40/ year.

personal and the colored = $80/yr OVER regular fees.
Mr. iNCREDIBLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 07:39 PM   #17
ss eleanor
SS Eleanor
 
ss eleanor's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 RS/2SS Camaro
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lodi ca
Posts: 625
Oh wow, I have personal plates already. But I was thinking to paint mine black& yellow so will see I guess
ss eleanor is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 08:02 PM   #18
Mr. iNCREDIBLE

 
Mr. iNCREDIBLE's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2SS/RS Convertible
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: SoCal Baby...
Posts: 2,189
Quote:
Originally Posted by ss eleanor View Post
Oh wow, I have personal plates already. But I was thinking to paint mine black& yellow so will see I guess

not legal, that is a penal code (not vehicle code) violation for defacing/damaging state property and it is a HEAVY fine.
Mr. iNCREDIBLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 08:07 PM   #19
SPCBA
Blake
 
SPCBA's Avatar
 
Drives: pleather and Chiclets
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: a VA line somwhere
Posts: 3,663
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. iNCREDIBLE View Post
not legal, that is a penal code (not vehicle code) violation for defacing/damaging state property and it is a HEAVY fine.
What he said. don't paint your plates it is very bad juju
SPCBA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 08:56 PM   #20
ss eleanor
SS Eleanor
 
ss eleanor's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 RS/2SS Camaro
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lodi ca
Posts: 625
Thanks, I kno we seen people do it and that's what I said but no one ever said that its a big no no. Thanks for the info
ss eleanor is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 09:16 PM   #21
Mr. iNCREDIBLE

 
Mr. iNCREDIBLE's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2SS/RS Convertible
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: SoCal Baby...
Posts: 2,189
Quote:
Originally Posted by ss eleanor View Post
Thanks, I kno we seen people do it and that's what I said but no one ever said that its a big no no. Thanks for the info

something in the neighborhood of $3,000 fine and a criminal charge if the LEO feels like being a jerk about it.
Mr. iNCREDIBLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 12:25 AM   #22
Camaro Fred
2012 ZL1 VIN 150
 
Drives: 1973 RS LT Camaro 4 Speed
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 235
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. iNCREDIBLE View Post
you have always been able to use YOM (year of manufacture) plates in CA, if you can find a black/yellow (ebay or some other source) that is currently NOT in use and you have a vehicle in the same YOM, then all you have to do is take the plate to the DMV and have them register it to your vehilce, my HR manager has a 1962 Eldorado her and her husband bought and restored 2 years ago and that's how they did it..


CA-Vehilce Code:

5004.1. (a) (1) ( )1 An owner of a vehicle that is a 1969 or older model-year vehicle or the owner of a commercial vehicle or a pickup truck that is a 1972 or older model-year may, after the requirements for the registration of the vehicle are complied with and with the approval of the department, utilize license plates of this state with the date of year corresponding to the model-year date when the vehicle was manufactured, if the model-year date license plate is legible and serviceable, as determined by the department, in lieu of the license plates otherwise required by this code.(2) The department may consult with an organization of old car hobbyists in determining whether the date of year of the license plate corresponds to the model-year date when the vehicle was manufactured.
(b) A fee of forty-five dollars ($45) shall be charged for the application for the use of the special plates.

(c) In addition to the regular renewal fee for the vehicle for which the plates are authorized, the applicant for a renewal of the plates shall be charged an additional fee of ten dollars ($10). ( )2 If payment of a regular vehicle renewal fee is not required by this code, the holder of license plates with a date corresponding to the model-year may retain the plates upon payment of an annual fee of twenty dollars($20)( )3 that shall be due at the expiration of the registration year of the vehicle to which the plates were last assigned under this section.

(d) ( )4 If a person who is authorized to utilize the special license plates applies to the department for transfer of the plates to another vehicle, a transfer fee of twelve dollars ($12) shall be charged in addition to all other appropriate fees.

-----



personally I would go this route for your car, as this new program is issuing plates with the current numbering sequence, which won't properly match your car..


* edit * also this guy will make you a black/yellow replacement if you find some on ebay that are kinda trashed, http://www.cr8-one.com/index.php?mai...roducts_id=212

however you must already have them registered on the vehicle and show proof, all he is doing is making you a new plate in the style/design of the old plate that is trashed, he cannot make you a plate that you don't already own that is not in the proper numbering sequence (in other words he cannot make your 2012 plate a 1965 look a like)
So if I get a black and yellow plate made by "this guy" using the custom plate numbers assigned to my registered 2012 ZL1, will cops be able to tell I am not paying the additional $50/yr for the black and yellow plates? I want to get my custom plates made in black and yellow and avoid paying the additional annual costs for retro colored plates. What do you all think? Technically I would not be defacing any plates - ie no $3K fine.
__________________
Camaro Fred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 12:31 AM   #23
JewelSS
Norcal Camaros
 
JewelSS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Red Jewel 2SS L99
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Nor-Cal Bay Area
Posts: 544
Me like alot, not sure how it will look on my car but some others will look pretty clean....
__________________
Fire Extinguisher, AAC footwell lighting, Switchback LED's, AAC Mailslot scanner, AAC Plasma fogs, Eagle eye HIDs, RJT Painted calipers, Custom painted engine bay, RJT Front splitter, Viteese Paddle Shifters, CFD Hurst style Shifter, RJT painted speedo & gauge trim, RotoFab CAI, XS Power 2" Headers with full 3" exhaust, Granatelli Slotted rotors with Hawk HPS pads, BMR lowering Springs, BMR Strut tower brace, Custom HP Tune by Mark Romans
JewelSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 01:19 AM   #24
Obzen
Pull up Cougar!
 
Obzen's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 SS/RS
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 2,159
Quote:
Originally Posted by Camaro Fred View Post
So if I get a black and yellow plate made by "this guy" using the custom plate numbers assigned to my registered 2012 ZL1, will cops be able to tell I am not paying the additional $50/yr for the black and yellow plates? I want to get my custom plates made in black and yellow and avoid paying the additional annual costs for retro colored plates. What do you all think? Technically I would not be defacing any plates - ie no $3K fine.


It'll be like $40 a year. Just pay the fee. I know this state sucks but show them some love for finally doing something we've all been wanting for a long time. Plus, if you get caught somehow, it will cost you more than the lifetime of renewing your plate anyways.
Obzen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 09:44 AM   #25
Mr. iNCREDIBLE

 
Mr. iNCREDIBLE's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2SS/RS Convertible
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: SoCal Baby...
Posts: 2,189
Quote:
Originally Posted by Camaro Fred View Post
So if I get a black and yellow plate made by "this guy" using the custom plate numbers assigned to my registered 2012 ZL1, will cops be able to tell I am not paying the additional $50/yr for the black and yellow plates? I want to get my custom plates made in black and yellow and avoid paying the additional annual costs for retro colored plates. What do you all think? Technically I would not be defacing any plates - ie no $3K fine.
not something I can answer, but as of now he will not make anything except the pre 1960s numbering sequence plates, so he won't make your current 2012 plates in black and yellow.


as I stated, you must own a pre 1969 plate that is legally registered to a pre-1969 car and then he will make you a replacement for a damaged or worn out pre-1969 plate that you legally own, he will not make random plates or custom plates, he is authorized by CA to make replacement plates for verified registered vehicles only.


Seeing as this Assembly Bill has not yet passed, or even been voted on, everything up to that point is pure speculation..

I emailed Assemblyman Mike Gatto as he is my area's rep and asked some specific questions on the bill and for him to send me a copy of the actual bill being submitted (seeing as most sites only have parts of it posted).

When I get a reply I will post it up for everyone.
Mr. iNCREDIBLE is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Tags
ca license plate

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.