I am going to stir a few things up. I read a bunch of old threads about using YOM license plates, some like them and some just don't like them. Some states don't allow them and some states allow them but they are difficult to get registered. I am from Texas and it is fairly easy to register old plates or just get vintage plates from the State. I was thinking today, that in Texas for many years, you got new plates every year when you went in to renew your registration. The prison system was making them. I know this was going on through the 70s and maybe early 80s. Then the State went to one set of plates and a new sticker every year to save money. Now you get a set of plates and an annual sticker for your windshield showing the expiration. In fact, I just bought a new F-150 and they transferred my Vietnam Veteran plates to my new truck. They used to issue new ones when you traded in your vehicle. Growing up in the late 50s and 60s ( I graduated from high school in 69), there were hot rods of all kinds plus customs and muscle cars in South Texas along with the farm pickups and trucks. My question is, if you have a hot rod like a 30 Ford Coupe or any other hot rod that would have been around during the 60s and you put a 60s Texas license plate on it, would it be appropriate? In Texas in the 60s a 30 Coupe with an upgraded engine (265, 283, 327 or Y block) or not, would have had to put a current set of plates on it even if it was built in the 30s.