Jeff Perkins / Mn

Do you have a YOM license plate on your car ?

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OR, do you have some other sort of interesting plate.....let’s see a picture of them!

Here are mine, both on Fords......

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Benefits of AACA Membership.

I will admit that I had both of these custom made:

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The Cadillac uses a real one:

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And I just pulled one out of the pile for the Lincoln. Even though it's a historical plate and not a YOM, it nevertheless dates from the '50s:

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1939 Texas on mine.

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both of my cars have YOM plates, even the correct county where I live:

 

 

 

 

 

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Here is mime on a 1967 Cadillac. The plate was originally on a 1960 T-Bird that I purchased in 2001. The car had sat unused since 1967 and that was the plate it had on it for 34 years. I sold the T-Bird last year and kept the mint condition plate which was just what I needed for the Cadillac. It is nice to know a little bit of my T-Bird lives on with the Cadillac.

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9 minutes ago, Matt Harwood said:

I will admit that I had both of these custom made:

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The Cadillac uses a real one:

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And I just pulled one out of the pile for the Lincoln. Even though it's a historical plate and not a YOM, it nevertheless dates from the '50s:

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Is the last picture of the car that's not to be named? 

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Commercial YOM plates are more difficult to find than regular passenger car plates.

 

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YOM plates are allowed here in Ontario, but you have to send them to the bureaucrats in Toronto to make sure they're real and the number isn't in use on something else (even a snowmobile). The annual cost for a sticker is the full $120 yearly. Historic plates are $18.00.

I still run original year plates on my '20's cars,along with historic plates.

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31 minutes ago, bdc said:

Is the last picture of the car that's not to be named? 

 

Yeah, that's a 2-year-old picture...

 

 

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I have YOM plates on my 1929 Studebaker President.   The bankrupt state of California charges extra for everything including YOM plates.  I pay the extra registration fees because I prefer the look of the original plates to the new standard issue plates that are the only other alternative.   

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California requires all vehicle plates to have registration Month/Year stickers.   They benevolently provide metal tabs to add to the YOM plates that don’t have the spots already on them for the stickers.  It really adds that modern touch to your antique auto.    

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Not the best photo, but here's the porcelain city-issued plate registered to our 1910 Ford.

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6 minutes ago, Mark Huston said:

The bankrupt state of California charges extra for everything including YOM plates.

 Same here in PA. I just run a YOM plate on my 39 PU with out bothering to regi$ter it. I do have a legal antique plate for it I keep in the glove box. If I'm ever stopped I'll say I forgot to take it off after a show. Hey: I'm old. I'm confused................Bob

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I found some really nice condition plates for my '37 last year, and would like to use them when the Buick is on the road, but I can also see Massachusetts possibly being uncooperative to be able to use them and drive the car whenever, so if it seems like its going to be a pain, I will just use regular plates

 

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45 minutes ago, Bhigdog said:

 Same here in PA. I just run a YOM plate on my 39 PU with out bothering to regi$ter it. I do have a legal antique plate for it I keep in the glove box. If I'm ever stopped I'll say I forgot to take it off after a show. Hey: I'm old. I'm confused................Bob

 

Not that I endorse this kind of scofflaw behavior, but I do the same thing and carry a dealer plate in the trunk. I've never, ever heard of an old car being stopped and hassled because of a license plate. I've even been stopped for speeding in my '41 Buick with the bogus plate on the car but the cop didn't even mention it. As with VINs on old cars, the system seems to gag when confronted with something outside the norm.

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Here's the YOM plate on my 1930 Model A.

 

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Had a heck of a time finding one and the few I could locate were silly expensive, hundreds of dollars. Finally searched this one up on craigslist for a lot less and when I went to the seller's place of work to get it, discovered that he had been the manager at a NAPA branch where I'd done a lot of business for better than a decade about thirty years ago. Didn't recognize him from his face but rather his voice, as we had done so much of our business over the phone.

 

Georgia has a YOM program and they check to see if the number is in their system, i.e. already in use. When I went to register the plate, they said nope, that number is already in use on a 1930 Buick somewhere else in the state. I laid the plate on the counter and told them that it was clear the guy had sold the Buick and kept then plate. He can't be using it now because I have it! Took about three days for the local DMV to get through to the one state employee who could unlock things so that the number could be registered to me.

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Jeff Lesher found me this 1915 porcelain Pa. plate

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Kentucky doesn't require that you register YOM plates in any way as long as you carry the antique vehicle plate in the car with you so we all get to cross the toll bridges for free. What a deal!

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i have them on,

1966 mustang

1966 chrysler newport

1968 chrysler 300

1970 dodge challenger r/t

1973 dodge dart swinger

1974 plymouth cuda

1991 chrysler lebaron

1994 ford taurus sho

1977 buick electra

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I usually try to run YOM plates if the car no longer has the originals. I've gotten very lucky several times.

I managed to stumble across an almost mint pair of 1938 plates for my '38 P6 coupe, and then through a series of odd events, the plates remained with me when I sold the car.

So I'll hang on to them for that '38 Buick that I know is in my future. :lol:

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When I bought my '65 Corvette here in SoCal the seller said it had been off the road since 1981. Original plates were long gone. When I started looking around for a pair of YOM plates I found this ad on craigslist. The coincidence was just too incredible to pass up. I asked the seller what the story was and he said he'd bought them, along with a bunch of other automotive odds and ends from a (now deceased) neighbor years ago. The neighbor had them on his Corvette that he'd purchased new in 1965. Unfortunately the fellow I bought them from never bothered to ask any particulars about the car; ie: color, model, etc. So I'll never know for sure but I had them restored, installed and I like the good karma attached to them.

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