What SUCKS is that when I got my car registered 10 years ago, I asked if BDR-529 was available and she said that it was not currently issued in Virginia... "COOL! I want that for my car!" She then told me that she couldn't do it because the plate was already made and it was sitting on the shelf waiting to be issued at another DMV somewhere ELSE in Virginia. I begged, pleaded, told her why... to no avail. She was totally UN-helpful and refused to even lift a finger to help me find that license plate!!! Several years later, I asked a friendly policeman at a car show if it was registered and he ran a check and would only tell me "Yes. It IS registered to a car here in Virginia." and legally he couldn't tell me who, where, what kind of vehicle that it was on.... Dangit!!!
"Boys, you oughta learn not to talk to nuns that way!!!" - Curtis
Our Bluesmobile still lives on YouTube! Look for "Shotgun Blues Brotherhood" and pick the thumbnail with me and "Jake" sitting on the hood of the car.
Here in Ohio, we are allowed to bring the DMV a model year matching plate, and along with the plate and historical registration, we are allowed to drive displaying a 'model year' plate. Here is a rough draft of my creation. Ohio 1974 BDR 529 Plates. I'm cutting up a few other 74 plates to get what I want. A welder will be too much, this soft steel will be good with JB weld and fine sanding. A new paint job and I may be rolling with some epic, legal and correct plates!
There's also a sheet of plates for 1:18 scale, $4.99
This sheet is printed on photo paper using photo dyes for durability. This sheet includes four pairs (8 tags total) of front and rear license plates as displayed on the car in the show. Just cut out and glue these tags to your model