California ruined the nostalga of the black plate. :(

Discussion in 'California 2nd Genners' started by Knuckle Dragger, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    Waddell AZ
    I was in SoCal this weekend and I have to say I'm pretty disappointed with the usage of the black license plates. I guess it's grumpy old man syndrome for me but those plates belonged on the early cars not a a bunch of new cars, rice burners and every dweeb that just thinks it makes his run of the mill cookie cutter "retro" sedan look cool. Now that everyone one can have then they just lost all their cool for me. :(
  2. ULTM8Z

    ULTM8Z Veteran Member

    May 19, 2000
    Los Angeles
    Damn Dave.... and I was refraining from posting about this earlier to avoid having another gratuitous "get off my lawn" moment...
  3. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    Waddell AZ
    Let's shake our fists together in grumpy old man unity. :)

    Chevrolaine likes this.
  4. 3504SPD

    3504SPD Veteran Member

    I agree. There are way too many of those black plates and they look out of place on a lot of cars.

    72BIGBLOCK Veteran Member

    Feb 2, 2008
    Yeah I wanted to go black until I saw every clown with one
  6. Printstron

    Printstron Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Mar 16, 2010
    Bakersfield, California
    Same here, they are all over the place. That being said I am going to order a set and get them powder coated blue and yellow. Thats what would have been on my 73. I actually have a set of blue and yellows that aren't in the system anymore but the DMV won't let me register them.
  7. Z28SSRS

    Z28SSRS Veteran Member

    May 2, 2009
    Nevada City, CA
    I agree with you guys. The black and gold plates belong on the period cars they came on originally, and not any newer cars. I thought I read that California was looking into offering the blue and gold plates just like they do the black and gold ones now. Anyone know any further info on this?
  8. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Sep 15, 1999
    Ontario, Canada
    I noticed a lot when I drove from San Diego to San Francisco via Route 1.
  9. Smokey15

    Smokey15 Veteran Member

    Aug 13, 2017
    I just use a correct year plate on our old cars. $35 and never expire.
  10. Blown Camaro

    Blown Camaro American by birth, drag racer by choice

    Dec 13, 2009
    Deltona, FL
    I had that tag on my '72 RS/SS (vanity plate too) then the last one in 1989 was white with the sunset at the top. I really liked that one because the car was a burnt orange metallic.

Share This Page