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California Year-of-Manufacture Bill signed into law

Legislation (S.B. 1429) to expand the authorization of year-of-manufacture license plates to include owners of 1980 or older model-year vehicles was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.  Previous law only authorized owners of vehicles that are of a 1969 or older model-year or owners of a commercial vehicle or pickup truck that is...

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Good news from California

California Bill to Expand Vehicle Retirement Program Fails Senate Committee Passage Legislation (A.B. 1965) to require the Air Resources Board to expand the state’s program for the retirement and replacement of older passenger vehicles and light and medium-duty trucks was not approved by the Senate Environmental Quality Committee. The bill had previously been approved...

A 1955 Buick and Packard face off in the second Youth Safety Run in California.

1955 Buick, Packard face off in California Youth Safety Run

Regular Old Cars Weekly readers know I love to hunt down black-and-white photos to share on the pages of OCW and www.oldcarsweekly.com. Here’s one I forgot was in my collection. It shows the Second Annual Youth Safety Run in Downey, California. To be honest, I don’t know much about this event except each car in...

Californians have placed enough orders to reinstate black plates for collector cars.

‘Black Plate’ license plates returning to California

BLACK LICENSE PLATES RETURNING TO CALIFORNIA CARS Legacy License Plate Program Created by Assemblyman Mike Gatto Crosses DMV Order Threshold; Will Be Pressed Sacramento, CA – In 2012, when Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) introduced AB 1658 and created the California Legacy License Plate Program, he wanted to preserve California’s classic-car heritage.  However, most...