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Antique Tag Qualifications
« on: May 10, 2019, 09:57:34 PM »
The North Carolina House is considering reducing antique tag qualifications from 35 years to 25 years. The qualifications will contain use limits to curb misuse. Are there many other states that offer 25 year antique tags?
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Re: Antique Tag Qualifications
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2019, 11:13:33 PM »
Pennsylvania has always been 25, driven to shows, club events, parades, and one day a week for pleasure, must have another regular car.  No mileage limit, no inspection ever and plates are permanent. Must have sealed beam headlights to drive at night.  OWNER must sign it is restored to or maintained in original condition, no pictures. We have YOM plates too. You buy an antique plate first , then can replace with YOM for another $75. This is the least invasive laws we have ever had. No one knows that all the hotrod Model A's with YOM plates are illegal as they are not original. Several years ago I had a '29 DB with original paint refused because it was not shiny, back in the old picture days.
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Re: Antique Tag Qualifications
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2019, 12:15:49 PM »
Minnesota is 20 years

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Re: Antique Tag Qualifications
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2019, 01:42:09 PM »
Alabama had a 25 yr ANTIQUE tag requirement for many many years, but in the mid-90's, changed it to 30 yrs and implemented 'usage' requirements because at that time there were a lot of mid-60's PU trucks running around with Antigue plate and hauling concrete mixers, etc!  All it required was for 'common sense policing' for the usage, but instead they changed the law (which reallly did nothing except to create a computer data base - before that it was paper record based).   Now it is a 30 yr requirement and the tag is a VINTAGE tag and is colored differently.   At the time they made that change, I had 2 cars which were older than 25 and carrying ANTIQUE tags, but not yet 30 yrs old, so I never turned them in.. and I still run them!

I read recently that ARKANSAS is attempting to change their ANTIQUE tag requirement from 25 to 45 yrs!!

https://5newsonline.com/2019/03/11/proposed-bill-aims-to-redefine-what-is-considered-an-antique-car-in-arkansas/

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Re: Antique Tag Qualifications
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2019, 09:41:50 PM »
I used to think the NC legislature was fairly open minded when it came to old cars.  Then, they decided to get really strick on cars coming in from out of state.
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Re: Antique Tag Qualifications
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2019, 01:08:04 PM »
Strict, I meant to say...  ::)
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Re: Antique Tag Qualifications
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2019, 01:22:35 PM »
We have to have a tracing of the serial number from out of state.
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Re: Antique Tag Qualifications
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2019, 02:00:04 PM »
Arizona is 25 years...Joe
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Re: Antique Tag Qualifications
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2019, 10:23:41 PM »
25 years has pretty much been the standard for many states for as long as I can remember.

Ohio is 25 years, Arizona is 25 years.  However the laws that go along with them are quite different from state to state.

In Ohio I never had to renew the tags, ever.  No more renewal fees, was a permanent tag, but it had driving restrictions, shows etc..

In Arizona it has a typical renewal fee every year just like any other tag, and there are no driving restrictions on it.