A little retro flair will soon be hitting California roadways, as the Department of Motor Vehicles announced this week it has begun producing historic black license plates.
The state originally issued black plates with yellow lettering from 1963 to 1969. Now, they're back on the presses, thanks to a 2012 law by Assemblyman
"California motorists are excited about classic license plates," Gatto said in a statement. "Aside from not salting our roads, California doesn't do much for automobile enthusiasts."
The historic plates program "is an easy way for the state to enable everyone from the backyard restorer, to the nostalgic, to the purchaser of a retro-styled automobile to add that extra bit of detail for those of use who appreciate the classic era of automobile design," he said.