About a year ago, we featured the first CA YOM article contributed by Mike Buettell. Now, we have v2 composed by Jerry Longden. A huge thanks to both for taking the time to create such valuable information for the vintage Volkswagen community.
California State Assembly Bill # 462 became law July 1, 2009. It adds to the DMV’s YOM – Year Of Manufacture program, 1963-1969 series, black, steel plates to be utilized on passenger vehicles or the owner of a commercial vehicle or pickup truck 1972 or older, and increase the fee to $45. The entire text of the amended DMV section is below. Basically what the amended law does is allow YOM use of the 1963 series, California, steel, Yellow over Black license plates and the 1970 series, six and seven digit blue and yellow aluminum license plates for commercial vehicles and pickup trucks 1972 or older. This opens up two classic and important California series of license plates to include YOM for rare and important 1960s and early 1970 vehicles. This is absolutely fabulous because AB 462 now provides YOM plate use for all the 60’s muscle cars, GTO’s, Mustangs, MoPars, Corvettes, and in my case, the dog slow, but rare, 1967 VW Bug.