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#1 Steve Moskowitz

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 06:41 PM

HB 1203 JUST PASSED THE FULL HOUSE!!! YOM manufacturers plates goes to the senate. Make sure your senator is aware of your interest. Sailed though the house but the senate is where the struggle might be.

In my haste to post this I did not give credit to AACA member Rep. John Lawrence for introducing this bill!! Thanks John!

Edited by Steve Moskowitz, 27 June 2011 - 06:42 PM.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:23 PM

That's great, maybe those 4 milk crates full of license plates will finally be worth something to someone!!! Might even be worth restoring the slightly rusty ones. Thanks for the update Steve!!!
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Posted 24 June 2011 - 11:34 PM

i have 1962 plates on my 62 invicta,always getting asked how i cam use those plates.have to explaine that i can run yom plates.guy told me sunday that he has been stopped a few times for having 69 ct tags on his charger.4 bufords from ct

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 01:20 AM

Just picked up a set of NY 51' plates for our Roadmaster. Waiting for our DMV to issue our new registration. They really look nice, especially with the I LIKE IKE bumper sticker.

Here' hoping your law makers do the right thing.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 10:05 PM

I already have a set of 1933 PA plates ready for my 1933 Chevrolet and an PA original plate with the 1962 sticker for my 1962 Triumph TR4.

I hope the Senate passes the bill so I can re-register them with the Year of Manufacture plates.

I suggest PA residents email there senators and request their support on this bill.

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I noticed my Rep to the PA House was not a supporter of HR 1203 and my vote in the next election will show my support for her opponent.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 04:05 PM

I just emailed my Senator Tim Solobay. He replied that he was in favor of the bill and will support it.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 11:17 PM

Here's the bill, should anyone care to check it out. You might emphasize in the note to your Senator that the $75 fee would be a money maker for the state which many collectors would gladly pay to display original plates on their antiques.


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Posted 29 June 2011 - 11:24 AM

It is unclear to me if the $75 fee to use YOM plates will be in addition to the $75 fee for regular Antique plates or not. I also notice that this bill defines "occasional use" as 1 day per week. Do the current regulations have this restriction?
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 12:25 PM

I also notice that this bill defines "occasional use" as 1 day per week. Do the current regulations have this restriction?

That was the restriction on antique plates in PA when I lived there 10-25 years ago. It was almost impossible to enforce. The only person I ever knew who got ticketed for exceeding it drove his car to work twice in a row, parking it in a restricted lot for state employees that was routinely patrolled by the local police.
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Posted 29 June 2011 - 02:46 PM

I believe, from what I read, that the vehicle owner will have the choice of either a vintage plate that they provide, or a state issued plate. I read a fiscal analysis that said they were hoping the bill would save money because the state wouldn't have to manufacture as many plates.

http://www.legis.sta...HB1203P1598.pdf

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 04:28 PM

Aren't some years PA plates actually shaped like the state? I know Tennessee did that for many years.

Just hope that if YOM passes, you don't get a state legislator who, once it passes, will consider it his divine right to start monkeying with the statutes.
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#12 MochetVelo

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 04:43 PM

PA looks rather like a license plate, and it's shape was outlined on our plates, but no longer.

A 1958 PA plate:

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 07:41 PM

For those who do switch to the YOM plates, many of the desirable and hard to obtain purple antique plates will be freed up.
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:34 AM

If you presently have regular plates, would the title have to be exchanged for one branded "Antique" or will there be a special brand?

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 02:10 AM

It is unclear to me if the $75 fee to use YOM plates will be in addition to the $75 fee for regular Antique plates or not. I also notice that this bill defines "occasional use" as 1 day per week. Do the current regulations have this restriction?



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I checked the current "antique plate" regs a few weeks ago, and they are still defining "occasional use" as "not more than 1 day per week", if I am remembering correctly.

In Maryland, where I last had vehicles tagged with "historic" tags, you could use the YOM plate, but had to have current (modern) historic plates registered to that car, and carried in the vehicle along with the current reigstration and insurance info.

I support the YOM bill for PA, but that usage limitation is still off-putting.
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 11:58 AM

If you presently have regular plates, would the title have to be exchanged for one branded "Antique" or will there be a special brand?


A title is a title. Vehicle classifications are done through registrations and not titles. No differences between a new vehicle, car, truck or antique title. Those who have owned a vehicle a long time the older titles are larger than the new ones but contain the same info.
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 01:41 PM

Unless things have changed recently, I believe you will find that if you're car is currently registered in PA as a "normal" registration and you change it over to "antique" you will get a new title. PA has "branded" titles and there is a code on the title showing that the car is an antique. You will pay the fee for the new title, along with the fee for the lifetime registration (i.e. good as long as you own the car). At least that's what the situation was the last time I went through it in PA.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 02:57 PM

PA looks rather like a license plate, and it's shape was outlined on our plates, but no longer.

A 1958 PA plate:

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I have one of these on the front of my '61 Rambler :D
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1928 Ford 49-A Special Coupe
1930 Chevrolet Special Sedan
1941 De Soto S-8 De Luxe Sedan
1948 & '50 Chrysler NY'ers
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1961 Rambler American Convertible :D
1965 Ford F-100 long-bed pick-up
1982 Honda Silverwing GL-500 Interstate :cool:

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1955 De Soto Fireflite S-21 sedan
1960 Chrysler Windsor PC-1 sedan
1961 Plymouth Belvedere sedan

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 04:17 PM

I think PA used this same plate from 1958 to 1964. In '71, they removed the state outline on the tags.


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Posted 01 July 2011 - 08:18 PM

Unless things have changed an "Antique" branded title in PA does indeed differ from a "regular" title.
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