The registration of my '59 Tradewind runs out next month. It still has the original California plates on it (black with yellow letters) but I live in Oregon and now have to correct the state plates.
I can't get vintage plates made through the DMV, but I can get replica plates made online from places like this http://cr8apl8.easystorecreator.com/items/cruise-the-usa-plate-styles/oregon-/list.htm?1=1
If these plates are made of metal and look exactly like the original vintage plates, is anyone going to notice if I slip a replica plate onto the trailer instead of the one I purchase from the DMV? Clearly I will use the same digits I get from the purchased plate and also the new registration sticker so that everything stays legit.
Are the cops going to care?
Before you ask, the vintage CA plates are not available for sale, but I think this blurb means you can recreate them for yourself if you want. This is from the website linked above.
The California DMV has finally acknowedged us and is allowing us to make 100% legal replacement license plates! As of March 1st, 2008 we will be able to recreate an old California license plate using the exact font the State of California uses on their plates ... under the following conditions: you must have legal owner rights to the plate you wish to duplicate - or you may duplicate a cleared plate after receiving a clean clearance from the DMV. This applies to our fiberglass reenforced plates as well as our .30 gage metal plates.