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Old 09-30-2012, 11:40 AM   #1
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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
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:52 PM   #2
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Hey that's cool!!

Now, which one should I get? lol..I'm thinking black with yellow.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:31 PM   #3
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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........
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:00 PM   #4
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Oh man , I'm gonna check this out. Thanks for the heads up
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:55 PM   #5
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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
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:53 PM   #6
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Wonder what the fee will be.
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:33 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:09 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:17 PM   #9
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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...
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:19 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:22 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:26 PM   #12
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1969 was first year of blue/yellow.
Cool...thanks...got a '67 International Scout...lol...gotta have the right plate!...lol
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:13 PM   #13
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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.

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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)

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Old 10-01-2012, 01:26 PM   #14
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Good tip...thanks again for the heads up...I'll check into it....
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:42 PM   #15
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So does anyone know how much the plates are, does it matter what color you get?
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:12 PM   #16
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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.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:39 PM   #17
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Oh wow, I have personal plates already. But I was thinking to paint mine black& yellow so will see I guess
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