For those of you who read the first post about my efforts to get YOM plates for the 1956 bug project (who's working name is "The Green Hornet"), posted here, I can happily update you with the news that the tags and plates are now official.
On 10-22-10 I walked into the DMV in Napa and started the process. In early February, a mere 3 1/2 months later, the tags arrive. The next day, I received the new title. The car can now wear the 1956 plates I bought through ebay.
The coolest thing is that they did come with some (prison-made) tag holders so you don't have to stick the new tags on your old plates. They look like this:
So, this is how I plan for it to look on the car....
My only concern is having the tags hang off the plate may make them more of a target for theft, so anti-unscrew methods will be hashed out and employed.
So, I'll recommend the guy who sold me the plates. He sent me this with the plates:
And here's his contact info:
Now, to actually get the bug running!