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California’s Classic Car Owners Can Soon Complete That Vintage Look

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A black-and-yellow vintage California license plate that was common during the 1960s.

Black-and-yellow California license plates will be soon be available for the owners of classic cars who again want the 1963-69 look, Assemblyman Mike Gatto announced Thursday.

Gatto, D-Los Angeles, introduced the bill creating the California Legacy License Plate Program, instructing the Department of Motor Vehicles to reissue plates from California's past if enough drivers applied for them.

The black-and-yellow plates were among the fastest specialty plates to reach the threshold of 7,500 applications to be issued, Gatto said.

"California motorists are excited about classic license plates," Gatto said.

"This is an easy way for the state to enable everyone from the backyard restorer, to the nostalgic, to the purchaser of a retro-styled automobile to add that extra bit of detail for those of us who appreciate the classic era of automobile design."

As part of the Legacy License Plate Program, yellow plates with black lettering and blue plates with yellow lettering are also available.

Applications can be found on the DMV website.

Tease photo by Flickr user Marcin Wichary.

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dbaug30 | June 6, 2014 at 2:15 p.m. ― 2 years, 8 months ago

The DMV will be selling legacy license plates (black, yellow, blue) but yet Sen. Mark DeSaulnier (our state senator) continues to block our breast cancer awareness plate because it's pink!?! Huh? Our plate will raise awareness and funds for The Every Woman Counts state program. The legacy plates will, hmmm, look retro????
And just to be clear - The legacy plates went up before the Senate Transportation Committee (which DeSaulnier heads) just like CA Pink Plate did but with very different outcomes. Ours was sent to Senate Rules (where it sits) - Legacy was approved. Not only did the Senator allow the Legacy plate to be heard before his committee - he approved it!
As CA voters and constituents of Sen. Mark DeSaulnier we are appalled. I guess four breast cancer survivors trying to make a positive impact don't matter to him. How much you want to bet he owns a classic car???????

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