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California Legacy License Plate Program

Date: 2013-06-08 07:54 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] onyxlynx
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Cool!

(Not a native Californian, and had no idea of what '50s plates looked like. '70s plates must have been late '70s; in '75 they were all still '60s design.)

In the '50s

Date: 2013-06-08 11:19 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] murphymom
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and probably before, the plates alternated between black on "gold" and "gold" on black; instead of stickers for registration, you got actual new plates. It seems to me that registrations may have been for two years at a time at that point. Of course, as the population of the state continued to boom, the new plates every two years became impractical. A lot of changes came about - I never understood why the change to blue was made, when they could have kept both black and gold combinations and had more possible plates. The increase to seven characters was supposed to address the need for more plates. And I really don't know why the change to white plates happened - it used to be you could identify a car's state of registration by the plate color combination.

Re: In the '50s

Date: 2013-06-08 11:22 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] murphymom
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Ah- from the link, I see that the plates alternated every year during the '50s.

Re: In the '50s

Date: 2013-06-10 12:34 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] skywaterblue
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Supposedly the white ones are more reflective in the evenings, which is why almost everyone uses a white-ish background now. :/

Date: 2013-06-08 11:54 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] kaidancer
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singin' right along with you, Lady! Yay!

Date: 2013-06-08 08:25 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] plymouth.livejournal.com
Ohh, tempted... 70s plates for my 70s car. Wish there wasn't an every year renewal fee though. I'm already a little peeved that personalized plates have an annual fee and then I'd be paying TWO fees. When I lived in CT there was a one time fee for the production of personalized plates and then only normal registration fees after that.

Date: 2013-06-08 11:26 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] plymouth.livejournal.com
I was more referring to this:

Q3: If the Legacy License Plate Program is implemented, what other fees will be due?
A:$40 for renewal
...


I'm already paying $38/yr for "special plate fee" for my personalized plates. So they way I read that I would then also pay $40 year for the legacy plates for a total annual extra of $78. If it was just a matter of upping the $38 I pay now to $40 that would be worth it.

Date: 2013-06-09 04:58 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] capplor.livejournal.com
Gee, I should see if I can get a DeLorean with 70's plates. :D

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