So here’s a thing that is probably not going to happen due to lack of interest. But it should! The California Legacy License Plate Program is offering you a chance to get a legal blue plate for your 1969-87 cars, and there are two weeks left.
This is the period correct color scheme for any car registered in California during that era, and in this state the plate goes with the car when it’s sold (unless it’s personalized). See Dave’s wonderful story about California license plate history for more details. That’s why you see so many JNCs with new white California plates, which always looks a bit off. Not to mention, having a the URL for “dmv.ca.gov” in bland font plastered across your new plate seems like an inconsistency for a classic car and is also an eyesore.
The state needs 7,500 commitments to put the plates into production. There are currently only 1,914. The 1963-68 black plates, on the other hand, have 13,047. The offer expires December 31. Maybe this would make a good gift for the JNCer in your life. Let’s make it happen, California.