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Are you saying the inspectors would object to having the exhaust dump directly in front of the drivers face? 🤣
It's like a foot above the drivers face lol. The air moving over the car would take it up and over the rest of the rig.


Like.. it really bums me out. I almost want to move to a state with more lax laws on things so I can enjoy cars more than the state let's me now.
 


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In Washington the vehicle needs to be 30 years old. Modifications are alowed. And the limitation is club events, and occasional pleasure driving, no inspections of any sort here. And it's not inforced much alot of hot rods, and old 4x4s run them. I figure it's always a pleasure to drive so when ever I drive it, it meets the limitations lol
 

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I'm running Antique Arkansas tags on my 87 Nissan. Insurance and titles are still in my dad's name, but I pay to keep it up to date. ( we have the exact same name, so it's not too difficult) There is no Expiration sticker on the tag itself. Once I change it over to a Florida title/registration I'll find out if I meet the criteria for a "blue tag"
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Indiana's laws... and Indiana is one of the states that allows an antique license plate. From the BMV:

Historic Vehicle
A historic vehicle is a vehicle that is at least 25 years old may be registered with a historic license plate. Historic vehicles are charged a standard registration fee, vehicle excise tax, and county and municipal vehicle excise tax, if applicable.

Learn More About Vehicle Registration Fees and Taxes


Collector Vehicle & Authentic Model Year License Plates
A historic vehicle may be registered as a collector vehicle for a reduced fee if the vehicle meets the following criteria:

  • Is at least 25 years old;
  • Is owned, operated, restored, maintained, or used as a collector’s item, a leisure pursuit, or an investment; and
  • Is not used primarily for transportation.
A completed Collector Vehicle Affidavit – State Form 56166 must be submitted when you first register your collector vehicle and for each year you renew.

Authentic Model Year License Plate
For an additional annual fee an authentic model year license plate may be displayed on a vehicle that is registered as a collector vehicle. The Indiana authentic model year license plate is not required to be the original license plate registered to the vehicle; however, it is required to have been issued by the Indiana BMV in the same year as the model year of the vehicle to which it will be used.

A Historic license plate is registered to the collector vehicle and a Certificate of Registration with the authentic model year license plate number indicated is issued. The authentic model year license plate is placed on the rear of the vehicle, and the Historic license plate and Certificate of Registration must be carried in the vehicle at all times, including any renewal year stickers. The Historic license plate must be renewed annually.

To use an authentic model year license plate on your collector vehicle, you must present the authentic model year plate to any BMV branch for inspection. The authentic model year license plate may be refurbished or restored; however, the BMV may reject the use of the license plate if there is any indication that the plate does not meet the original specifications. Additionally, the authentic model year license plate must meet the following conditions:

  • Be metal
  • Be in good or original condition suitable to be displayed. The letters, numbers, and markings must be clearly legible.
  • Fading must be minimal and not faded to an illegible state.
  • May only contain minor rust on the face of the plate.
  • May not be bent.
  • May not have any unplanned holes.
  • Must match the picture of the plate issued for the year of manufacture according to BMV records.


For My Ranger, it turns 25next year... I could get historic plates :)

and for 97 if I went with an original plate from 97 it would have the farm/ homestead style. but it would have to be registered as a "collector" vehicle, which would be a hard sell I think
 

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In NH antiques still need safety inspections, 40 year old vehicles only need them every 2 years, only 96 and newer get emissions inspection. NH has street rod plates with unique inspection requirements, for example: a 32 Ford registered as an antique needs fenders but doesn't need turn signals, seat belts or anything else it wasn't built with. A 32 Ford street rod doesn't need fenders but it does require turn signal, seat belts, back up lights, etc.
 

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Maryland has the following:

A historic vehicle is 20-years old and older and stock. A street rod vehicle is 25-years old and older and substantially modified. These vehicles may not be your daily driver or used to and from work and school.

I've heard they're getting more picky about this but I've been real tempted to change my 98 to historic. I drive it most days to work so not yet...
 

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PA's restriction for Classic and Antique plates is more than I'm interested in. If I had a show car, I might consider it then but not for a vehicle driven on a regular basis.
 

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PA's restriction for Classic and Antique plates is more than I'm interested in. If I had a show car, I might consider it then but not for a vehicle driven on a regular basis.
That's kind of the idea. Classic and antique plates are not supposed to be used for vehicles that are driven regularly although I see people around me who regularly violate that.
 

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In NH most people who have a special interest vehicle park them no later than early November and don't drive them again until April, in my case, mid to late April. Everyone waits until we've had a couple good rainstorms to get the salt off the road and I wait until mud season is over. A vehicle that sits for 1/2 the year should be much cheaper to register. I consider driving my Mustang to be showing it because I can't get 5 miles from home without someone giving me a thumbs up.
 

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South Dakota has historic plates that are $15 and permanent as long as you own the vehicle. Has to be 30+ years old, cannot be used as a daily driver, max of 4000 miles driven a year (but they don't check.) It's a pretty good deal, I have them on four trucks and it saves me about $250 a year.

I read the entire law pertaining to historic plates and it's pretty much wide open for what you can put them on. I just go in and hand them the paperwork and don't ask questions... my buddy lives in a different county and they told him to get lost when he tried to put historic plates on his dump truck. It definitely qualifies but I'm sure some county treasurers are very bitter about the lost revenue.
 

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NJ has the historic plate deal as well. I may be putting them on my Cherokee. It's for vehicles 25+ years old that are unmodified. I think it is about $44 one time. I imagine they can give you a little leeway as to what may be considered modified, but not much.

Here is the link. https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/pdf/vehicles/historic-samples.pdf

If they are obviously modified, they are classified as hot rod or something like that.
 

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Wow yall have a ton of rules. Florida antique tags are just a regular ol vanity tag but with a 30 year age requirement and must be fairly stock.

This is from a third party site cause the govt site is terrible. If it’s built before 1945, it gets a “horseless carriage tag. A custom vehicle tag is built after 1948, is at least 25 yrs old, and has a modified body. A street rod vehicle is built before 49 and is modified. I don’t believe these have ANY restrictions beyond age and such.
 

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Florida’s Antique plate is very simple, I have several registered. Main benefit is they’re considerably cheaper to register than a regular “sunshine state” tag, plus you get the special blue tag. Only requirement is the vehicle and engine both be over 30 years of age (though no inspections for the engine and they wouldn’t know what they’re looking at anyways). There are no usage restrictions.

We also have Street Rod and Horseless Carriage tags, as well as Permanent Antique plates. These have more strict requirements and generally you can’t use them on daily drivers.
 

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