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  • A Classic License Plate To Match Your Classic Vehicle

    1955 California License Plate

    So you're working on restoring a 1955 Chevy Bel Air. You've got every detail down, from the gold "Bel Air" name script to the chrome spears on the front fenders. But there's one element that just doesn’t look right. The only 1955 license plate you could find is so rusted and pitted, it actually looks like it's 57 years old!

    But if you live in California, you soon may be able to get a brand-spankin' new license plate that replicates the state's plates of that particular era.

    A bill currently on Governor Jerry Brown's desk (A.B. 1658) would require California's Department of Motor Vehicles to create and issue a series of specialized license plates that replicate plates from the state's past. It would bring a retro look to modern license plates by allowing consumers to choose from one of three classic designs from the 1950s-1960s (black lettering on a yellow background or yellow lettering on a black background) and 1970s-1980s (yellow lettering on a blue background).

    It would give consumers new options as to what sort of license plate to use on their vehicles, and provide classic car collectors a risk-free way to acquire plates that match the vintage of their vehicles.

    SEMA suggests contacting the governor with your input, requesting his support for A.B 1658.

    Mailing address:
    Governor Jerry Brown
    c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    (916) 445-2841
    (916) 558-3160
    To send an electronic message to the Governor Brown, click here.

  • 11 Minutes Of Ferrari and The Stelvio Pass


    Ferrari 459 Spider.


    This blog article is not about restoring a headlight or removing rust from frame rails.

    It's simply an invitation to drive a Ferrari 458 Spider through Northern Italy's Stelvio Pass Road, thought by many to be "The Greatest Driving Road in Europe".

    Well, you won't actually be "driving"...more like "watching". Car and Driver's YouTube channel has a breathtaking video of their European correspondent, Jethro Bovingdon, putting that beast of a Ferrari through its paces as it takes on the 48 hairpin turns through the gorgeous Stelvio Pass.

    Turn up the volume, maximize the screen and enjoy the rush! The journey begins here.

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