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kmul221
04-06-2007, 03:50 PM
Has anyone seen ,have or know of cute custom vanity licence plates on Studebakers? For example my 58 Packard Hawk read [58 WHAT ]because "What year & kind of car?" questions I recieved.
I also knew of a 64 Avanti R2 4spd. that read [ GOZILLA ] for obvious reasons.Any others out there

Guido
04-06-2007, 05:05 PM
How about "RUSTY" or would there be too much of a fight over that one? :D

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

vegas paul
04-06-2007, 05:24 PM
I just got "51 STUD" for my 51 Business Coupe... My wife claims I'll get arrested for false advertising...

Las Vegas, NV
'51 Champion Business Coupe
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/graciestude.jpghttp://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s144/vegas_paul/1462673_2_350.jpg

Roscomacaw
04-06-2007, 05:37 PM
I've got several on the garage wall that came off Studes. One says "54STUUD" another reads "R63LARK" and yet another reads "ZGTHAWK" That last one - the owners name (I kid you not) was Zane Gray Thomas.:D

I've got one I picked up at a swap meet - I don't know what make it had run on but it says "CLEAN60"[8D]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

skyway
04-06-2007, 06:18 PM
Back in the early 80's, when Missouri plates were black with yellow characters, I had "A LEMON" on my black GT (that was because the left front spindle fractured and broke one evening without wrecking the car or killing me) My friends and I thought it was pretty funny, but when I took that car to a zone meet at an amusement park in Lincoln NE, a lot of those folks were downright indignent about it.

Now I settle for "SKYWAY" on the '41 Commander. Nobody outside the Club can figure out what that's about.

StudeDave57
04-06-2007, 06:43 PM
When I first got 'Baby' I had "1OFAFEW" (one of a few)~ but as you can see it didn't come off well in CAPS. She now has a Collector plate in sequince with 'Betsy'... ;)

'Sweet Pea' has a plate that reads "SHESA65"~ and even standing there next to those big numbers/letters I still get the question "Hey, what year's your car?" at the gas station!!!! [:0] :( [V]

StudeDave [8D]
V/P San Diego County SDC
San Diego, Ca

'54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
'57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
'57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
'57 Champion 2dr 'Jewel'
'58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
'65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'

DEEPNHOCK
04-06-2007, 06:58 PM
If you keep them long enough.....
Here's the last three I have had...
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/Plates-1.jpg
Of interest is that you can't specify the 'fancy' plates in Florida and Georgia and still get your special numbers and letters. It's either a regular tag with your choice of letters and numbers, or a special tag and whatever number you get. In Florida you can put in a dash, or a blank space, which is nice. In Georgia, you get no dashes or blank spaces. I think it is because they can't spehl there;)
Jeff[8D]



quote:Originally posted by kmul221

Has anyone seen ,have or know of cute custom vanity licence plates on Studebakers?
<snip>
Any others out there


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/1937StudebakerCoupeExpressJeffRicee.jpg

DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
Brooklet, Georgia
'37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project)
http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

lstude
04-06-2007, 07:39 PM
I had 63 LARK on the 63 Lark I used to own.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/My63Larkingrass-1.jpg

This would be a good one for a 57-61 Hawk, however it was on a Volvo - N2FINS

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Finstag002.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

Guido
04-06-2007, 08:31 PM
quote:[This would be a good one for a 57-61 Hawk, however it was on a Volvo - N2FINS
Leonard,

I have also followed that car down the road! Must be the mate for the one that says DOLPHNS.

Gary

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

klifton1
04-06-2007, 08:52 PM
The yellow 60 Lark conv. had TWEET for a plate.
My bone stock origional 42 Champ coupe has BRNFRSH
Klif

55 Speedster
42 Champ Coupe

blackhawk61
04-06-2007, 10:57 PM
In states where You can run a "same year tag". This is a custom tag from http://www.licenseplates.tv
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q55/chevpartsman/plate.jpg

1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q55/chevpartsman/61HawkChevypartsmanreduce.jpg
Lewisville,NC
(formerly chevpartsman)

Karl
04-06-2007, 11:31 PM
This is the plate on the Twin.
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o50/twnchgr/Twinplates.jpg

63 Twin Supercharged Avanti
64 Avanti R3w/NOS
88LSC Avanti 350 Supercharged w/NOS

lstude
04-07-2007, 10:54 AM
It's not a Studebaker, but here's one you don't see everyday.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/RollsRoyceVT001close.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

starlightchamp
04-07-2007, 02:20 PM
My HawkGT

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/246/449682635_f668d20331.jpg

1950 Champion Starlight
1963 Hawk GT
Santa Barbara
CA
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/125/368321841_7d3a05da00_t.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/185/367175252_40e3cec1d9_t.jpg

Green53
04-07-2007, 03:35 PM
My Arizona plates
1COOL53 53 Modified
4AVANTI 64 Avanti
SIX T 4 64 Daytona convertible

Denny L

1961HAWK
04-07-2007, 03:39 PM
i have had several some on studebaker some on others.
my current hawk reads "RZERCTD" for resurrected.
my lark read last year "PLN JANE"
my inlaws 63 cruiser "63 CRUZR"
my Go Green colored IROC-Z had 2 in its life "ITZ GRN" because people kept asking me what color it was. and "SLYMTYM" for slime time. My little brother bought the car off me when i got the lark and he put "BNSLYMD" for Been Slimed. i love coming up with plates all my friends with plates i have come up with. give us car specifics and we will come up with one or 12.

Erin Hays
1961 Hawk
1962 Lark
1963 Wagonaire

gibbsr1
04-10-2007, 12:23 PM
I had "GET BAKD" on my 60 lark HT in high school. Got pulled over a few times so I get rid of it.

Dan

Dick Steinkamp
04-10-2007, 12:46 PM
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/213/454166376_b28b6e039a_o.jpg

I had this on my '54 Starliner when I lived in California. Got the same one when I moved to Washington.

Most folks (even Studebaker folks) ask "What does ess two dee mean"?

With no Studebaker logo's on the car, I thought I'd give others a hint. Didn't work :(

http://thenobot.org/images/s2d/s2d_01.jpg

N8N
04-10-2007, 12:55 PM
If I ever get "real" (i.e. non-historic) plates for my '55 I have thought about just getting one that says "CODY" - however, without the trunk handle, I dunno how many people will get it (and even then, it's a stretch)

nate

--
55 Commander Starlight
http://members.cox.net/njnagel

Skip Lackie
04-10-2007, 03:11 PM
Had quite a few over the years. The ones shown on a vehicle are the current ones; the others were in use in the past.

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t148/Knucklehead39/No2.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t148/Knucklehead39/No21.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t148/Knucklehead39/No13.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t148/Knucklehead39/SplateLg.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t148/Knucklehead39/Studepic.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t148/Knucklehead39/AVNTI2.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t148/Knucklehead39/AVANTI.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t148/Knucklehead39/64Daytona.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t148/Knucklehead39/HMV4.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t148/Knucklehead39/HMV5.jpg

My apolgies to my fellow dial-up users for the slow downloads. I promise not to do it again.

Skip Lackie
Washington DC

60Lark
04-10-2007, 07:32 PM
My current plates
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6ce04b3127cce8e59e48e571800000026100CcNWTlozYsb
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6dc00b3127cce970042b8d8c700000066100CcNWTlozYsb

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6ce20b3127cce8d0e3b50356c00000000400CcNWTlozYsb http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6dc03b3127cce970d7aafd15f00000010100CcNWTlozYsb
Studebaker Fever
60 Lark
51 Champion
Phil
Arnold, Missouri

S2DSteve
04-14-2007, 12:44 AM
Like Dick, I've used "S2D" (ssstwodee) in various forms over the years, although it's funny how many people don't "get" it. For a long time in Oregon, once you purchased a "vanity" plate you could change it and get a new set for just $2. Periodically I'd order a new set and use the old to decorate the shop walls:

S2DBKR; 53 S2D; QT S2D; S2D QT; also STEWDY and STEWED, although I had to fight for the latter due to prohibited "alcohol" connation.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u57/S2DSteve/Convert021.jpg

Steve Hudson
The Dalles, Oregon
1937 Dictator Streetrod
1949 "GMOBaker" 1-T Dually
1953 Commander Convertible
1954 Champion Coupe

ddub
04-14-2007, 12:56 AM
534EVER

Don Wilson
53 Commander Hardtop
64 Champ 1/2 ton
Centralia, WA

Commander51
04-14-2007, 08:21 AM
Pennsylvania has no 'official' front plate. My 'legal' plate says "REAR"-- I had a plate with a matching background made for the front which says, well, "FRONT". Now everybody can tell which way it's going..

http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g178/gmail98/th_51CommanderState.jpg
51 Commander State Sedan
Worthington PA

Swifster
05-02-2007, 08:17 PM
In most states with YOM laws, these plates would be illegal. Most state requirements are that the plates be original issue. Some states, like North Carolina, may allow this when a state issued 'antique' license plate is also issued and that plate stays with the vehicle. Ohio doesn't care what state's plates you have as long as they are the same year as the car and the state issued antique plate is in the car.

Most states with YOM laws don't even want the plate repainted, and doing so would 'void' the plate (if they can tell). Plates have been rejected by some states because they were restored.

In any case, checking with your state DMV on it's YOM requirements are a must before spending money on original or reproduction plates.

EDIT: I found the law as it pertains to North Carolina; Any motor vehicle of the age of 35 years or more from the date of manufacture may bear the license plates of the year of manufacture instead of the current registration plates, if the current registration plates are maintained within the vehicle and produced upon the request of any person.



quote:Originally posted by blackhawk61

In states where You can run a "same year tag". This is a custom tag from http://www.licenseplates.tv
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q55/chevpartsman/plate.jpg



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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/1965_Studebaker_Commander_front198x.jpg

bams50
05-02-2007, 11:55 PM
For years the tow vehicle for my race car trailer had the plate, "INIT2IN"

Can you read it?;)

Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

hawk1up
05-03-2007, 07:42 AM
My plate on my 59 6 cyl Hawk ITSA59 6

Tom B
05-03-2007, 04:07 PM
Ohio does not permit YOM plates on vehicles with regular registration, just on historic plates. Drat!



[img=left]http://www.alink.com/personal/tbredehoft/Bothcars.jpg[/img=left]
Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe
'60 Lark VI
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All three Indiana built OD cars

Skip Lackie
05-03-2007, 04:36 PM
quote:Originally posted by Tom B

Ohio does not permit YOM plates on vehicles with regular registration, just on historic plates. Drat!



Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe
'60 Lark VI
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All three Indiana built OD cars



Are there any states that permit YOM plates on vehicles with regular registration? I wrote the YOM law for DC a number of years ago, and based it on the YOM laws in a number of other states. The only YOM laws I was able to find permitted the YOM plates on historic/antique vehicles, not regular drivers.

Skip Lackie
Washington DC

Tom B
05-03-2007, 04:43 PM
according to Swiftster's post above....in NC....

Any motor vehicle of the age of 35 years or more from the date of manufacture may bear the license plates of the year of manufacture instead of the current registration plates, if the current registration plates are maintained within the vehicle and produced upon the request of any person.

[img=left]http://www.alink.com/personal/tbredehoft/Bothcars.jpg[/img=left]
Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe
'60 Lark VI
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All three Indiana built OD cars

Scott
05-03-2007, 04:52 PM
Not to mess up people's idea of the proper YOM plate to use, but if bought a 1962 Hawk in October of 1961, wouldn't it have 1961 plates on it originally? If I had a 1961 Hawk and bought it in 1960, woudln't it have had 1960 plates?

I have 1962 plates on my 1962 Hawk, but I suspect it really ought to have 1961 plates. Of course that's not the model year, so trying to get that through the DMV might be an uphill battle.

Swifster
05-03-2007, 06:49 PM
quote:Originally posted by Tom B

according to Swiftster's post above....in NC....

Any motor vehicle of the age of 35 years or more from the date of manufacture may bear the license plates of the year of manufacture instead of the current registration plates, if the current registration plates are maintained within the vehicle and produced upon the request of any person.



Tom, when NC issues those plates, it's with 'Antique' license plates with the car. Most states don't put a mileage limit per se', but advised that it's for 'club functions' or similar use only. Now, having said that, whose to say what a club function is, and how would your local police officer be able to tell the intended use of the driver?

Many states do not require a antique plate to use YOM plates. The YOM plates are the plate. In these cases, the plates usually have to be 'cleared' to verify that the number on your plate is not used by someone else. California, New York, Michigan and Massachusetts come to mind here.

I've thought about the issue of the previous year's plates on the car. I'm trying to find a nice '63 Indiana Dealer/Manufacturers plate for use as a display plate at shows. With my car being a '64 (and 1964 is also my birth year), I've been working on collecting a birth 'run' of all 50 states and Canada. I've got about 35 of the 60 or so plate sets. I've also been trying to find the manufacturer plates for '63 in Indiana (as mentioned), Michigan (former home state), Florida (new home state) and California (state it was sold in).

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/1965_Studebaker_Commander_front198x.jpg

bradnree
05-03-2007, 09:46 PM
Do a Google or Yahoo for vanity and/or personalized tags and you'll see lists of them....brad

Scott
05-03-2007, 10:11 PM
Skip,

The answer is YES! Minnesota allows year of manufacture plates with regular registration. My 62 Hawk is one of less than 500 vehicles in our whole state with this registration. I had to get a letter form the DMV through a state representative to prove it to the local DMV clerks. Now they know me and know the statutes.:)

Magnum
05-04-2007, 12:25 AM
quote:Originally posted by Scott

Not to mess up people's idea of the proper YOM plate to use, but if bought a 1962 Hawk in October of 1961, wouldn't it have 1961 plates on it originally? If I had a 1961 Hawk and bought it in 1960, woudln't it have had 1960 plates?

I have 1962 plates on my 1962 Hawk, but I suspect it really ought to have 1961 plates. Of course that's not the model year, so trying to get that through the DMV might be an uphill battle.


Scott,

If you had bought a 62 Hawk in 61, wouldn't you have been issued tags that expired in 1962, thus having '62 on them? However, if tags bore the year they were issued, then you could argue either year tag is correct. I guess it depends on what the state was doing back in the day.

Swifster
05-04-2007, 01:23 AM
quote:Originally posted by Magnum

Scott,

If you had bought a 62 Hawk in 61, wouldn't you have been issued tags that expired in 1962, thus having '62 on them? However, if tags bore the year they were issued, then you could argue either year tag is correct. I guess it depends on what the state was doing back in the day.




The states set the rules on the YOM plates. Every state that I'm aware of the allows these plates state the plate has to match the year of the car. The two places this may not be true is Maryland and Washington, D.C. because their plates stated "EXP 03-31-65" in the case of a 1964 plate, or "EXP 03-31-62" on a 1961 plate. The plates always expired the following year. Some states may give you the choice.

Florida in the late '60's and early '70's had plates that renewed in the middle of the year, and the plate would have both years, as example '69' & '70'. The state gives you the choice of which plate you'd want to use (say for a '70 vehicle), either a '69/70' plate or a '70/71' plate. Again, these are things that need to be discussed with your local DMV to see what they allow.

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/1965_Studebaker_Commander_front198x.jpg

Skip Lackie
05-04-2007, 09:34 AM
quote:Originally posted by Swifster
The states set the rules on the YOM plates. Every state that I'm aware of the allows these plates state the plate has to match the year of the car. The two places this may not be true is Maryland and Washington, D.C. because their plates stated "EXP 03-31-65" in the case of a 1964 plate, or "EXP 03-31-62" on a 1961 plate. The plates always expired the following year. Some states may give you the choice.


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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona



Tom-
Correct with a significant complication. Maryland did not always display the full expiration date on their plates. The plates MD issued in March 1954 for use during the last nine months of 1954 and the first three months of 1955 were just dated "55", which was really the expiration date. They continued this practice for two more years, then returned to putting the whole expiration date on their plates. As a result, the Md DMV uses the year shown on the plate as the YOM, regardless of whether it's an expiration date or not.

An idiosyncracy: when MD switched from displaying the year of use ("Maryland 1937") and expiration date ("Maryland EX 3-31-39"), the result was that there are no Maryland plates at all with a 1938 date. The same thing happened in DC in 1939.

DC switched back and forth several times between expiration date (EX-3-31-48) and year of use (19 DC 48), and if it had followed the MD practice for its YOM plates, there would have been two possible plates with 1948 dates on them, and none at all for 1953. So the DC YOM rules state that a plate dated (for example) 3-31-54 is a 1953 plate. A plate with that date on it would be considered to be a 54 plate in MD. So you are right that only the local DMV can tell you what is possible in a given state. The issue of how to date YOM plates will get even muddier in future years as plates with staggered expiration dates become 25 years old.

This difference between Md (which has a relatively large number of YOM plates in use) and tiny DC (only a few dozen in use) makes for interesting discussions at car shows, where people accuse DC car owners of having the wrong YOM plates on their car.

WRT your search for other plates, I assume you are aware of the Auto License Plate Collectors Association? Sometimes difficult plates are easier to find from other collectors than they are on ebay.

Skip Lackie
Washington DC

Swifster
05-04-2007, 10:21 AM
quote:Originally posted by Skip Lackie

WRT your search for other plates, I assume you are aware of the Auto License Plate Collectors Association? Sometimes difficult plates are easier to find from other collectors than they are on ebay.

Skip Lackie
Washington DC


Skip, I'm ALPCA member #10499 :D. I'm a relative newbie to plate collecting and so far I've concentrated on my 1964 run of plates. It's looking more & more like I won't make South Bend, but the ALPCA is running their national convention at the end of June in Huntsville, AL. This is considerably closer and something I can do over a couple of days vs taking a week off.

Other than my birth run, the two things in plate collecting that really interest me are the YOM laws that actually get some of the old plates off the walls and back on cars, and state issued 'booster' plates. These are front license plates issued by states that in most cases only used one plate, or a state that was celebrating a anniversary of some type. I'm trying to locate the front booster plate for Florida in 1964 for use on the Daytona.

In regards to the Maryland & D.C. plates, you are correct that there are variances and exceptions to the rules. I haven't dabbled in plates of the age you decribed yet, and most of late '50's and early '60's show the 'EXP' on the plate. I have a set of D.C. plates, but I'm still looking for a reasonably priced set (matching pair)of MD plates (EXP 03-31-65).

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/Swifster/1965_Studebaker_Commander_front198x.jpg

Skip Lackie
05-04-2007, 07:05 PM
quote:Originally posted by Swifster

Other than my birth run, the two things in plate collecting that really interest me are the YOM laws that actually get some of the old plates off the walls and back on cars, and state issued 'booster' plates. These are front license plates issued by states that in most cases only used one plate, or a state that was celebrating a anniversary of some type. I'm trying to locate the front booster plate for Florida in 1964 for use on the Daytona.

In regards to the Maryland & D.C. plates, you are correct that there are variances and exceptions to the rules. I haven't dabbled in plates of the age you decribed yet, and most of late '50's and early '60's show the 'EXP' on the plate. I have a set of D.C. plates, but I'm still looking for a reasonably priced set (matching pair)of MD plates (EXP 03-31-65).

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona



Tom-
I probably have a decent pair of 3-65 Md pass plates around here. And I have a blue/yellow "Florida Sunshine State" booster plate (probably from the 1950s) that you can have for the price of postage (special SDC discount).

Skip Lackie
Washington DC

Swifster
05-04-2007, 08:11 PM
quote:Originally posted by Skip Lackie

Tom-
I probably have a decent pair of 3-65 Md pass plates around here. And I have a blue/yellow "Florida Sunshine State" booster plate (probably from the 1950s) that you can have for the price of postage (special SDC discount).

Skip Lackie
Washington DC


Skip, e-mail sent...:D

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Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona

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53k
05-05-2007, 06:40 PM
When I was active Navy and my home of record was Kansas, they numbered their tags by county and an initial. I had two different "AVANTI" tags. Theoretically there could be one AVANTI tag for each county in the state. West Virginia, where I now live, allows YOM tags. I had a mint '64 tag that I wanted to put on my '64 Daytona convertible. To do so I had to take a color copy of the tag to the DMV where I would fill out the proper form. The WV 64 tags had a totally different numbering system from the current tags (or so I thought). The woman at the counter put the number from my '64 tag in the computer and told me I couldn't use that tag- the number was already in use. It turned out that the number was the same as a current handicap tag. Actually, the WV antique tag is a very attractive tag, so I wasn't too upset.
Our Brand "A" car has a custom plate- OBX 4 US (we spend a lot of time on the North Carolina Outer Banks).

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'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

aucyrano
03-30-2008, 01:31 AM
I'm in the process of going through all 79 or 80 pages of tech stuff on this site and just so came across this post from almost a year ago. It was on page 48, but I have some questions maybe you guys can help with.

I live in Alabama. I know you can't help me with that, but keep reading. I tried to read the 50 page document that outlines the laws for our antique tags. The only thing I can see, is that I can't drive the car to work, school or just on a pleasure drive out in the country with YOM tags.

I might just be sleepy, but are you guys suggesting that other States are allowing the YOM plates, especially the the one that said 61 HAWK on it to be driven daily on the road? I have talked to the lady at my local DMV, but she isn't the most knowledgable on the laws and would sell me anything and tell me what I want to hear, just to get me out of there so she could get to the next person in line.

If someone could spend a few minutes, explaining this, I'd really appreciate it.

Kel

1961 Studebaker Lark VIII. 6x,xxx miles from the factory. Daily driven.

StudeRich
03-30-2008, 04:12 AM
The States I am familiar with (West Coast) all treat the YOM plates exactly the same as the Collector Vehicle, Historical Vehicle whatever each State calls the old car plates. And that is as you say, limited use, only for car shows parades etc.

But luckily for us most officers are way too busy chasing hit & run drivers, alcohol and drug impaired drivers, drug dealers, and all types of crooks to sit on the same corner and watch for the same car to go by every day to work with a Classic car plate! :)

I usually have an appointment to go to, at a nearby muffler shop to fix those terribly pitted tailpipes! [:0] Very dangerous you know, in cold climates! [^]

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

BobGlasscock
03-30-2008, 08:49 AM
Here in Texas, there are 3 license classes - Antique, Classic, and regular. YOM plates can be used on all three. So can personalized. Antique registration allows driving only in parades and club-type activities. It is good for 10 years and is dirt cheap. Classic allows driving anytime and costs the same as regular registration. If you opt for YOM, you must obtain original plates and take them to the county tax assessor and have them approved for paint originality, and then they are registered. The antique plates are a special design as are the classic, just to distinguish your car from others. The YOM and personal plates can be purchased in any of the three categories. BTW, the antique registration does NOT require safety inspections. Of course, there is an additional cost with the Classic and personalized above the cost of registration.

'50 Champion, 1 family owner

Tom B
03-30-2008, 09:35 AM
My experience is limited to Ohio. Having said that.....YOM plates can only be used on historically registered vehicles. Historically registered vehicles can only be used for club functions, meets, shows and transportation to and from repair facilities. YOM plates need not be from Ohio. And Ohio doesn't care if the plate is restored, so long as it's legible and does not conflict with a currently registered number. It's a one time $5.00 fee, lasts 50 years. There are some officers in Ohio, who, seeing a YOM or historical plate in a grocery parking lot, would ticket the car. Fine of $157.00. Not from personal knowledge, however.

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Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe
'55 President (H6 Y6) State Sedan
(Under Construction) 159 hrs.
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All Indiana built cars

ChampTrucking
03-30-2008, 10:32 AM
For 1 year the car was not even on the road, I had "whaszat" on a personal plate.I should get that re-issued.I am just too cheap.

Swifster
03-30-2008, 11:22 AM
Kel, roughly 60% to 70% of the states have a YOM program. And you are correct that Alabama does not. This leaves you with two options. The first is a historic plate and the second is a regular type vanity plate.

States such as NC and OH allow plates like custom vanity plates or in the case of OH, any plate of the same year because these states also issue a historic type plate that has to stay somewhere with the car. This could be the glove box, truck, under the seat, etc., as long as it's in the car. Other states are stricter in mandating that the plates must be 'clear' (the number can't be used if it's on another currently registered plate) like CA, or it can't be restored (NY, MA). Some states require front and rear plates (CA, OR, WA) and some only require a single plate (MI, MO, FL, GA). The laws vary greatly from state to state.

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Tom - Mulberry, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2074.30)

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Flashback
03-30-2008, 12:21 PM
Alabama does have a YOM law. Act #2006-12 in code of Al. Signed by Gov. Riley on 4-26-06 and effectiv 10-1-06. Some counties don't like to honor it. After a long battle with my county, I have one on my car and it is legal.

Tex in Alabama
53 C Coupe

Tex E. Grier

Swifster
03-30-2008, 12:27 PM
I stand corrected. The last I looked was around 2005/2006.

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Tom - Mulberry, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2074.30)

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51bullet
03-30-2008, 12:28 PM
Ive been trying to get "51BULLET" for my 51 champion, but am still appealing to the Ontario Govt. They say its offensive?

Flashback
03-30-2008, 12:55 PM
Sometimes it's who you talk to at dmv. I had "RAPTOR" on my Thunderbird, after the first two denied me. How do you spell persistance?

Tex in Alabama
53 C Coupe

Tex E. Grier

51bullet
03-30-2008, 02:18 PM
Well up here in Ontario, Canada, when you apply for personalized plates, it goes to a panel of govt employees, who make the decision, It cant be racisit, religion, sexual, profane, or derogatory, and I have a hard time finding where it falls into one of those. I appealed and was turned down again, so I have since written to the Minister of Transportation of Ontario, and am waiting for a response. I gave hime a discription of the vehicle, and a bit of the history of the design of the vehicle. If you google "bullet nose" guess what comes up?lol . I will keep every one updated as to the outcome.

studebaker-R2-4-me
03-30-2008, 04:53 PM
By the end of April I should be finished installing the R2, painting the fender skirts/firewall and all the other stuff that you take apart and have to paint to make thing look good for the premo R2 installation. Here's the plate that I will be registering when my Hawk get back on the road. Ya gotta jump through hoops to get a personalized plate here in Ontario.

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1964 GT Hawk R2 Clone
Oakville, Ontario.

Hamilton Chapter
See you at Niagara 2008 Crossroads Zone Meet July 18-20

Gary1953
03-30-2008, 06:17 PM
In the 70's I had 50 STUD on my 1950 Champion.
Currently I have BAK'53 on my 1953 Commanders.
Both are MO plates.

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Gary Sanders
Nixa, MO
President Toy Studebaker Collectors Club. Have an interest in Toy Studebakers? Contact me for details.

Lark8girl
03-30-2008, 07:06 PM
The 1960 Lark VIII convertible has

Lark8grl

Lark VIII Girl
SuEllyn Rody

bondobilly
03-30-2008, 09:53 PM
quote:[i] The only thing I can see, is that I can't drive the car to work, school or just on a pleasure drive out in the country with YOM tags.

I might just be sleepy, but are you guys suggesting that other States are allowing the YOM plates, especially the the one that said 61 HAWK on it to be driven daily on the road?

In NY you can obtain "vanity" plates, that spell out anything you want, as long as it is not already taken, or has a double meaning. On those plates you can drive without any restrictions. If you want YOM plates the car must be registered and insured as a historical vehicle, and has the limitations of shows, parades, etc.

If you want vanity/custom plates and want to drive it daily it has to be covered by the state's insurance laws. If you are driving your car daily then you must have conventional insurance and conventional plates which would preclude you from using YOM plates.

While I have had both, using YOM in NY is a pain as you are more than likely to be pulled over to prove your on your way to an event, when you are just out for a nice ride on a summer night.

aucyrano
03-30-2008, 10:10 PM
quote:Originally posted by Flashback

Alabama does have a YOM law. Act #2006-12 in code of Al. Signed by Gov. Riley on 4-26-06 and effectiv 10-1-06. Some counties don't like to honor it. After a long battle with my county, I have one on my car and it is legal.


Does this cover the Vanity Plates as well? I'd love to get one custom made for my Lark.

I am going to attempt to look this up for clarification and try to find another lady at my local DMV to help out. The one lady just gets a paycheck and doesn't do much work or helping.

Thanks for all the replies.

1961 Studebaker Lark VIII. 6x,xxx miles from the factory. Daily driven.

aucyrano
03-30-2008, 10:23 PM
As of now, I am just not finding it. I just might not be looking in the right place. I looked in Alabama Code of Law 1975. I guess I might need to just take the dates and Act with me to the DMV and be persistant like another member already suggested.



1961 Studebaker Lark VIII. 6x,xxx miles from the factory. Daily driven.

gord holden
03-30-2008, 10:59 PM
front on my 63 avanti is BRITISH COLUMBIA 63, OOO.OOO issued for goverment offices only to show what next year plate would look like

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Swifster
03-30-2008, 11:22 PM
Vanity plates such as Hawk's plates will vary by state. The plate on his car was never issued by the state of NC. But NC gets around this in that the rear plate should be referenced to a 'Historical' plate kept somewhere else in the car.

In Ohio, for example, if you have a '60 Lark, you can use a plate from any state, as long as it's a 1960 plate. You also have to keep the 'Historical' plate in the glove box, trunk, etc. It has to be with the car. I'm sure NC is the same way. Other states will put a current decal on the vintage plate. It really varies to different extremes depending on the state. Try reading all the limitations for the state of South Carolina with their system [xx(].

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Tom - Mulberry, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2074.30)

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StudeMann
04-01-2008, 01:16 AM
I am just in the process of registering my 51 Land Cruiser in British Columbia, Canada and I hope to get plates that read ELSIE. It's kind of like S2D... You have to say it aloud and think about the model of my car.

theGman
04-01-2008, 09:36 PM