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Bring Back the Old License Plate!

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I love old cars and old license plates. Imagine driving this 1956 Mercedes 190 SL convertible on a deserted stretch of the Sepulveda Pass at 4am in 1956, before there was a freeway, before seat belts, before road rage....

Think about the old California license plate that might have been screwed into this car. It would have clear black letters on top of a school bus yellow background. You could read it, even when the car was speeding by at 80 mph. There was no cursive graphics, no cutesy environmental symbols of whales or waves. It was straight forward and easy to read. It was heavy and tactile and manly.

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We need a return to the old license plate, the one that gave raised letters and numerals breathing space and dignity. What good is a gibberish of a license that reads: "A753UXY" with boring blue on white?

Orange and black gets your pulse going, makes you want to get into your car and go somewhere fun.