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VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: Car Tunie ()
Date: May 25, 2017 01:21PM

Thinking about getting Antique and Vintage License Plates for my car. Anybody ever get pulled over using them for regular driving?

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: Car Tunie ()
Date: May 25, 2017 01:22PM

Here's the link to what I'm talking about - https://www.dmv.virginia.gov/vehicles/antique.html

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: Car daddy ()
Date: May 25, 2017 01:23PM

my neighbor had them. they are regular tags aside from you dont need emissions. drive all you want

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: 86 caddy ()
Date: May 25, 2017 01:36PM

HAD the black antique tags on my 1986 fleetwood (yes it counts! 2017-25 years= 1996 so any car before that year counts!). I know, not a true antique, but a sweet big boat ride my son loves to ride in.

I got pulled over on average once a month, I was ONLY using it to tool around town on a sunday, usually with him in the car, purely pleasure (ok we stopped for ice cream so what!).

My antique tag was legit, I had full coverage insurance on the car, AND IT PASSED INSPECTION I HAD A STICKER EVEN THOUGH I DID NOT HAVE TO!

I got let go after a few minutes of them running my background assuming I had warrants or was a drug dealer threatening to search my car (it was a sweet pearl black with the ragtop and I put the dayton spokes on that were black and silver too! It did look kinda gangsta LOL) and once they found I have a clean record and a security clearance, they would let me go but WARN me if they saw me again they would arrest me (for what?)

After the hassle, I got it to pass emissions (just needed a new catalytic i was good to go!), put hard white tags on it, STILL got pulled over and harassed, so last year I sold the car.

Sad. Can't even enjoy a classic without Fairfax trying to stop you to find something wrong so they can write a ticket for it.

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: vile thuggery ()
Date: May 25, 2017 01:41PM

Why did they stop you so much? Are you a nigger or what?

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: PK ()
Date: May 25, 2017 01:49PM

I have a couple classic cars with vintage plates and have never been pulled over, but I don't speed in those cars either.

If you drive your classic to work everyday, you need a regular tag on it.

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: Truth Checking ()
Date: May 25, 2017 01:59PM

86 caddy Wrote:
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> HAD the black antique tags on my
>
> I got pulled over on average once a month,
>
> It did look kinda gangsta LOL) and once they found
> I have a clean record and a security clearance,
> they would let me go but WARN me if they saw me
> again they would arrest me (for what?)
>

Police checks do not show whether you have a security clearance.

Based on that fact alone, your story is FAQUE. 0 points.

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: 86 caddy ()
Date: May 25, 2017 02:21PM

Truth Checking Wrote:
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> 86 caddy Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > HAD the black antique tags on my
> >
> > I got pulled over on average once a month,
> >
> > It did look kinda gangsta LOL) and once they
> found
> > I have a clean record and a security clearance,
> > they would let me go but WARN me if they saw me
> > again they would arrest me (for what?)
> >
>
> Police checks do not show whether you have a
> security clearance.
>
> Based on that fact alone, your story is FAQUE. 0
> points.


No they do not, but I showed my government contractor badge when they asked where I worked.

Oh ya, I am WHITE. I can't enjoy cadillacs as well?

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: Is your name Ronnie... ()
Date: May 25, 2017 02:26PM

86 caddy Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Truth Checking Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 86 caddy Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > HAD the black antique tags on my
> > >
> > > I got pulled over on average once a month,
> > >
> > > It did look kinda gangsta LOL) and once they
> > found
> > > I have a clean record and a security
> clearance,
> > > they would let me go but WARN me if they saw
> me
> > > again they would arrest me (for what?)
> > >
> >
> > Police checks do not show whether you have a
> > security clearance.
> >
> > Based on that fact alone, your story is FAQUE.
> 0
> > points.
>
>
> No they do not, but I showed my government
> contractor badge when they asked where I worked.
>
> Oh ya, I am WHITE. I can't enjoy cadillacs as
> well?

...and were you drinking?

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: 86 caddy ()
Date: May 25, 2017 11:31PM

No, I was not drinking. I HAD buzzed earlier in the day, but that was never a question.

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: Show Car ()
Date: May 25, 2017 11:54PM

86 caddy Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> HAD the black antique tags on my 1986 fleetwood
> (yes it counts! 2017-25 years= 1996 so any car
> before that year counts!). I know, not a true
> antique, but a sweet big boat ride my son loves to
> ride in.
>
> I got pulled over on average once a month, I was
> ONLY using it to tool around town on a sunday,
> usually with him in the car, purely pleasure (ok
> we stopped for ice cream so what!).
>
> My antique tag was legit, I had full coverage
> insurance on the car, AND IT PASSED INSPECTION I
> HAD A STICKER EVEN THOUGH I DID NOT HAVE TO!
>
> I got let go after a few minutes of them running
> my background assuming I had warrants or was a
> drug dealer threatening to search my car (it was a
> sweet pearl black with the ragtop and I put the
> dayton spokes on that were black and silver too!
> It did look kinda gangsta LOL) and once they found
> I have a clean record and a security clearance,
> they would let me go but WARN me if they saw me
> again they would arrest me (for what?)
>
> After the hassle, I got it to pass emissions (just
> needed a new catalytic i was good to go!), put
> hard white tags on it, STILL got pulled over and
> harassed, so last year I sold the car.
>
> Sad. Can't even enjoy a classic without Fairfax
> trying to stop you to find something wrong so they
> can write a ticket for it.

OP:

Thanks,

Figured leaving a bar I'd be an easy target the tags.

I'm all for playing by the rules. I have a 90 Firebird. My concern is the classic tags will be a reason to pull me over after a couple of beers

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: Greaser. ()
Date: May 26, 2017 08:02AM

I have a '72 Gran Torino Sport. It used to carry vintage tags but, I was pulled over so much I finally swapped it for a set of regular tags. I still get pulled over from time to time...but only because the officer "just wanted to see my car."

Such a pain in the ass...

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: GWYPN ()
Date: May 26, 2017 08:58AM

86 caddy Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> HAD the black antique tags on my 1986 fleetwood
> (yes it counts! 2017-25 years= 1996so any car
> before that year counts!). I know, not a true
> antique, but a sweet big boat ride my son loves to
> ride in.
>
> I got pulled over on average once a month, I was
> ONLY using it to tool around town on a sunday,
> usually with him in the car, purely pleasure (ok
> we stopped for ice cream so what!).
>
> My antique tag was legit, I had full coverage
> insurance on the car, AND IT PASSED INSPECTION I
> HAD A STICKER EVEN THOUGH I DID NOT HAVE TO!
>
> I got let go after a few minutes of them running
> my background assuming I had warrants or was a
> drug dealer threatening to search my car (it was a
> sweet pearl black with the ragtop and I put the
> dayton spokes on that were black and silver too!
> It did look kinda gangsta LOL) and once they found
> I have a clean record and a security clearance,
> they would let me go but WARN me if they saw me
> again they would arrest me (for what?)
>
> After the hassle, I got it to pass emissions (just
> needed a new catalytic i was good to go!), put
> hard white tags on it, STILL got pulled over and
> harassed, so last year I sold the car.
>
> Sad. Can't even enjoy a classic without Fairfax
> trying to stop you to find something wrong so they
> can write a ticket for it.

Did you get any tickets for bad arithmetic?

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: 86 Caddy ()
Date: May 26, 2017 10:13AM

GWYPN Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> 86 caddy Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > HAD the black antique tags on my 1986 fleetwood
> > (yes it counts! 2017-25 years= 1996so any
> car
> > before that year counts!). I know, not a true
> > antique, but a sweet big boat ride my son loves
> to
> > ride in.
> >
> > I got pulled over on average once a month, I
> was
> > ONLY using it to tool around town on a sunday,
> > usually with him in the car, purely pleasure
> (ok
> > we stopped for ice cream so what!).
> >
> > My antique tag was legit, I had full coverage
> > insurance on the car, AND IT PASSED INSPECTION
> I
> > HAD A STICKER EVEN THOUGH I DID NOT HAVE TO!
> >
> > I got let go after a few minutes of them
> running
> > my background assuming I had warrants or was a
> > drug dealer threatening to search my car (it was
> a
> > sweet pearl black with the ragtop and I put the
> > dayton spokes on that were black and silver
> too!
> > It did look kinda gangsta LOL) and once they
> found
> > I have a clean record and a security clearance,
> > they would let me go but WARN me if they saw me
> > again they would arrest me (for what?)
> >
> > After the hassle, I got it to pass emissions
> (just
> > needed a new catalytic i was good to go!), put
> > hard white tags on it, STILL got pulled over
> and
> > harassed, so last year I sold the car.
> >
> > Sad. Can't even enjoy a classic without Fairfax
> > trying to stop you to find something wrong so
> they
> > can write a ticket for it.
>
> Did you get any tickets for bad arithmetic?

No more tickets then you've ever gotten for trolling people's math mistakes...

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: True tails ()
Date: May 26, 2017 10:24AM

I have two vehicles with antique tags, both are real antiques that I only drive for pleasure. Never gotten pulled over but both vehicles are clearly classics.

If you are just some shithead trying to cheat the system with a POS you will get pulled over.

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: on empty ()
Date: May 26, 2017 10:39AM

ANY car that is over 25 years old count (and the correct math is 1992 for this year).

So technically yes, that 1990 honda accord or that 1983 Plymouth Horizon or that 1989 Chevy Cavailer can get those tags... ANY car made before 1992 CAN get antique tags on it if the owner so chooses.

Just because it isn't nice enough to roll through the auction lanes at Barret-Jackson or Hemmings and command upper-5/low-6 figures doesn't mean it does not count. The law is the law.

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: Old Car Driver ()
Date: May 26, 2017 12:03PM

"ANY car made before 1992 CAN get antique tags on it if the owner so chooses."

Correct, but you can't use it for general transportation. Just occasional pleasure driving, car shows, taking it to the garage for service, that sort of thing. And when you register it as an antique you have to provide proof that you own or have access to another vehicle to use as general transportation.

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: Nova ph ()
Date: May 26, 2017 12:10PM

on empty Wrote:
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> ANY car that is over 25 years old count (and the
> correct math is 1992 for this year).
>
> So technically yes, that 1990 honda accord or that
> 1983 Plymouth Horizon or that 1989 Chevy Cavailer
> can get those tags... ANY car made before 1992 CAN
> get antique tags on it if the owner so chooses.
>
> Just because it isn't nice enough to roll through
> the auction lanes at Barret-Jackson or Hemmings
> and command upper-5/low-6 figures doesn't mean it
> does not count. The law is the law.


Yes the law is the law. But the law is open to interpretation. Is any given trip an "occasional pleasure drive" (allowed) or "general, daily transportation" (prohibited)? I have a few 1960s cars and a 70s car, all with antique tags, and have never been hassled for driving them. They are not show cars, but are not the 1990-vintage type cars that one might drive to beat the system, either. Keep in mind that you can be written up for daily driving anyway, and would have to convince a judge otherwise. You know how traffic court is... guilty until proven innocent. Or you could be written up for defective equipment if you have a broken reflector or something. Again, I've never had a problem, but I do have a "modern" car as a daily driver. I ride motorcycles to work and on the odd occasion have ridden an antique MC, with antique tags, to work. I've ridden right past police checkpoints onto Route 66 during HOV and they haven't had an issue with it. I figure that I'm not commuting if it isn't a "daily driver"... that it constitutes a "pleasure drive" to work. The law, apparently, agrees with me.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/26/2017 12:12PM by Nova ph.

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: abelard ()
Date: May 26, 2017 12:43PM

>Keep in mind that you can be written up for daily driving anyway

How are they every gonna know? The odometer on mine hasn't worked for years, so the cop'd have to say he's seen you day after day, and why would he bother?

That said, years now and never once stopped by a cop. Talked to a few who stopped to admire the car, but never stopped to question my tags.

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: on empty ()
Date: May 26, 2017 01:00PM

SO basically you all agree with me-

So what it boils down to is this-

I can comply with the law, have that other vehicle for daily commutes, let's say I grew up learning to drive on a 1990 accord, decided i wanted another one to PLEASURE DRIVE, and will promptly be pulled over just because I decided to put antique tags on it and it is not a "showroom" car or a "true classic" like you all define. Even if it passed inspection and emissions, say I wanted the antique tags anyway because I VERY RARELY DROVE IT.

This is Bull shit. It seems like if i did so the police here will rush to pull me over- even though I am COMPLYING with the LAW- just because it does not meet the definition of a classic "in the policeman's eyes" and I have to go duke it out in court because of it.

I now understand 86 caddy's frustration mentioned above. Even if one is complying, just because one LOOKS LIKE they are out of order they will be harassed even if they are in the legal RIGHT.

Follow the money is all I will say on this.

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: Nova ph ()
Date: May 26, 2017 01:58PM

ALL cars over 25 years old don't need emissions testing, whether they are antique tagged or not.
I have some antique cars in parts or in the process of long-term restoration, so it would be a burden to pay yearly registration fees for something that is not on the road or rarely on the road. Thus the need for antique tags with permanent registrations. Inspection is done by the owner, one who knows what the car needs to be safe better than state inspectors who are only versed in the requirements for modern cars.
As with abelard, no police have ever had a problem with my VA-issued antique tags. And I've never heard of someone having an antique with antique tags emissions or safety inspected.

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: I have those tags: ()
Date: May 26, 2017 03:40PM

I have antique plates on most my vehicles. Never gotten harassed in 5 years. I have other cars to drive, but they have regular plates.

Anyways, I do know a guy who often drove to the metro lot, parked, and took the subway. He was cited for improper use of (antique) tags. And his privilege was revoked.

Your mileage may vary.

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: Fgmmc ()
Date: May 26, 2017 04:21PM

I have known people who have been cited for improper use of antique plates. They were all stopped for another reason. Only guy I knew who was stopped had a Model A. Fortunately he was carrying a flyer for an upcoming show, so he told the officer he was testing it out before the show. Not sure whether the officer bought that or whether he was just wanting to check out the car.

One problem I have heard of is with insurance companies that don't want to insure if you drive an antique more than a certain number of miles.

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: TR4Guy ()
Date: May 26, 2017 04:22PM

To get vintage tags in VA you must list another car as your daily driver. I have two black tag cars and have never been pulled over. (both over 50 YO.) I drive them at least weekly depending on the weather. One, while registered as a VA car, sports the original french license plates. I have been followed by cops in that car with no reaction.

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: ray cyst ()
Date: May 26, 2017 04:27PM

TL;DR

If you are white, drive what you want the cops won't bother you.

If you are a minority, watch out.

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: abelard ()
Date: May 30, 2017 06:32PM

>Anyways, I do know a guy who often drove to the metro lot, parked, and took the subway. He was cited for improper use of (antique) tags. And his privilege was revoked.

Did he try to fight it? The rules for usage of antique-tagged cars seem so vague, I'd love to hear how he violated them. Don't they say 'occasional use' and whatnot? Fuck does that even mean? How are they gonna prove you use it all the time?

I can think of one way - they may have asked your friend how often he drives it and he told them the truth. Which is why you never admit anything when talking to cops.

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: Mr Car ()
Date: May 30, 2017 08:43PM

The VA antique and vintage license plates law says test driving, occasional drive or to and from a car show.

With the Antique tags you don't have to get inspected or carry full insurance.

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: That guy is full of crap ()
Date: May 30, 2017 09:36PM

Truth Checking Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> 86 caddy Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > HAD the black antique tags on my
> >
> > I got pulled over on average once a month,
> >
> > It did look kinda gangsta LOL) and once they
> found
> > I have a clean record and a security clearance,
> > they would let me go but WARN me if they saw me
> > again they would arrest me (for what?)
> >
>
> Police checks do not show whether you have a
> security clearance.
>
> Based on that fact alone, your story is FAQUE. 0
> points.

Cops don't ask you where you work, and the last Cadillac convertible was the 1976 Eldorado.

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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: May 30, 2017 09:44PM

If ’86 weren’t such a shitty year for American cars..., but it was; and you’re just a shitty troll. So, flush it all.
Attachments:
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Re: VA Antique and Vintage License Plates Tags? Every Been Pulled Over?
Posted by: hand ()
Date: May 30, 2017 09:57PM

I have. I was on a bike and the jerk in the classic, oh so classic and super shiny, not that one but the idiot 3 cars in front, would not I admit, refused to go around me on my bicycle. I got arrested for blocking traffic, classic cars made their was on down the road. I was on my way to a job interview. Needless to say, but I will type it here anyway, I was concerned about my bike. The nice person who arrested me made sure my bike was secured behind a tree. I spent the weekend in jail for obstructing vehicles. It was nonsense and the judges exact words to me as I left w/ no money spent for release, were, "We will cut you loose". I have almost no recollection of this incident. It happened so long ago that is is a very distant memory. I only know that it was after I got my training wheels off. I would wish you good luck, but I don't believe in it, so make your own decision on if your car (vehicle) is classic enough. The bike is long gone for me now. I have a unicycle but I have absolutely no experience in riding. It was in the trunk. It may still be there. How would I know? I haven't checked that trunk yet.I felt like and idiot carrying it around and people asking, "Can you ride that? Can you ride that?" Well, what do you think I said?

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