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Posted: 9/8/2009 6:07:47 PM EST
it looks stupid and gay with all the bright colors

I always liked the old TX plate because it was all business, no flashy graphics or cheesy images or slogans. It was plain as hell but screamed "TEXAS" at the same time.

The new one looks like the front of a damn fruit-roll-up box

Link Posted: 9/8/2009 8:30:48 PM EST
i concur. i preffer the older one as well but out of the new designs i would have picked the "traditional" one, simple and minimalistic.

here are all the designs they had considered and the new one for those who dont know whats up.
Winner
Other Designs
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 2:56:13 AM EST
Haven't seen the new ones yet.
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 4:04:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By Falar:
Haven't seen the new ones yet.


You need to get out more.
You must be working too much.
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 4:16:42 AM EST
meh honestly i couldn't care less either way
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 4:36:41 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 4:37:32 AM EST
They suck.
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 4:54:18 AM EST
They look substantially worse in person than they do in pictures on the internet.
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 5:37:59 AM EST
I got "new" old style plates one month before the new crappy ones came out. At least another 7 years without getting the ugly ones.
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 6:28:17 AM EST
Space shuttles, oil wells and cowboys, now that said something. Whats with the floural bouquette? Are we the sissy flowers state now?
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 7:42:37 AM EST
I liked the plain old black on white ones best.
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 7:58:21 AM EST
The new plates are ugly as hell.
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 8:00:36 AM EST
I guess I'm indifferent about the new ones.

What I completely don't understand is why the state is wasting $$$ on replacing plates every 7 years. We just got our new ones. Why? The old ones are in perfect condition...
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 8:04:48 AM EST
Looks gay and is made out of the wtvr the cheapest "metal" they can get their hands on. Almost worth it to pay for a custom plate not to have that gay one.
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 8:14:05 AM EST
Originally Posted By hcook:
I guess I'm indifferent about the new ones.

What I completely don't understand is why the state is wasting $$$ on replacing plates every 7 years. We just got our new ones. Why? The old ones are in perfect condition...


Supposedly the reflectivity wears out. I've seen some pretty beat up ones on work trucks... but most of them are usually in pretty good shape after 7 years.

I don't particularly like the new ones, the old ones were fine. They aren't as ugly as some states though...
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 9:15:10 AM EST
I like the horned toad the best.
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 9:18:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2009 9:19:23 AM EST by topgunpilot20]
I completely agree that the simple license plate was more "Texas", but what I really hate is that you can't read them unless you're a few feet away. Who the hell thought smaller blue letters on a half blue background was a good idea?

ETA: I don't mind the new drivers licenses as much because at the design helps combat counterfeiting.
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 9:28:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By wtchdr4011:
The new plates are ugly as hell.

+1

Doesn't even look like Texas, IMHO.
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 9:57:00 AM EST
There wasn't anything wrong with these...

Link Posted: 9/9/2009 1:36:25 PM EST
The old ones that just said "TEXAS" at the top were the best. The stupid space shuttle/cowboy/oil rig ones were terrible. The new ones are an improvement over those.

I hate all of them and just got TSRA plates.
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 2:26:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By fundummy:
There wasn't anything wrong with these...

http://tijil.org/67_Texas_plate.jpg



Amen!



The new inspection sticker looks like it should be for Montana or Wyoming too.

Link Posted: 9/9/2009 2:43:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By Gopher:
Originally Posted By fundummy:
There wasn't anything wrong with these...

http://tijil.org/67_Texas_plate.jpg



Amen!



The new inspection sticker looks like it should be for Montana or Wyoming too.





I wish they'd go back to a registration sticker you can read from inside the vehicle.


With that dark blue backing it's damn near impossible. I just got a ticket for an expired registration.
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 4:24:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By TinLeg:

I wish they'd go back to a registration sticker you can read from inside the vehicle.


With that dark blue backing it's damn near impossible. I just got a ticket for an expired registration.

I have to imagine that was the point. The year they switched over I spent like ten minutes trying to figure out how to peel the blue part off before I realized that it was supposed to be like that.
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 7:06:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2009 7:08:41 PM EST by Tyrvidar]
The design is ok... but the E-Vote thing does not represent the true colors they have put on the plate.... the extremely light blue... almost neon looking sky color is way different than the one they represented on the website.

So yes... the new ones do look fucking queer.
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 7:27:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2009 7:29:54 PM EST by dfwgun]
Anyone notice the lack of Texas flag or even a lone star on the new Driver License?

ETA: I realize there is a tiny state flag on the capitol building. Thats barely even noticable. Im not even a born Texan, and I find it unacceptable.
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 7:33:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2009 7:33:56 PM EST by dfwgun]
The plain license plate would have my choice. Less is more.
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 10:31:14 PM EST
The colors remind me of those red, white, and blue "rocket pops" we purchased from the ice cream man 30 years ago.
Link Posted: 9/10/2009 4:27:38 PM EST
I have had the TSRA plates since they were approved. I figure they are not politically correct and hopefully it gets the leftists panies in a bunch when they see em.

Plus it supports the TSRA George Tubb scholarship.

HK Ag


Join the TSRA!
Link Posted: 9/10/2009 6:11:42 PM EST
It was bound to happen...
Link Posted: 9/10/2009 6:16:31 PM EST
I would pay extra for an old black and white plate. I don't like colors.
Link Posted: 9/11/2009 12:01:50 AM EST
i lucked out and snagged one of the last sets of old tags when i bought my car in june. next set i'll get will be the fight terrorism tags.
Link Posted: 9/11/2009 6:32:38 AM EST
This is my current plate:


Because these weren't available at the time in Tarrant County:

Link Posted: 9/11/2009 6:36:44 AM EST
Guess i'll get the Hunt Texas plate next time around.


Was checkin out the new plates today, it's kinda difficult to read the letters. The blue letter blends in with the blue top of the new plate.


I imagine Police Departments aren't going to like it.
Link Posted: 9/11/2009 7:33:18 AM EST
The new plate looks like a business intern made it in power point. The old one is worse. I prefer the '67 plate posted :)
Link Posted: 9/11/2009 3:12:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By wtchdr4011:
The new plates are ugly as hell.


Well said!
Link Posted: 9/12/2009 4:24:37 AM EST
They look like something California would heve....
Link Posted: 9/12/2009 5:06:17 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 8:23:54 AM EST
I really don't care what the license plates look like. The cheaper they make 'em the less money we spend on it.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 11:25:25 AM EST
Extremely faggish...something a hippie or new age crystal weirdo would appreciate.If you have a Chevy Volt it may be ok - but not for a real vehicle.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 1:38:43 PM EST
I kind of like the new plate.

That is all

Link Posted: 9/13/2009 4:46:28 PM EST
Think the goal is to encourage folks to spend extra fundage on custom plates. Just got my new plates and EVERYBODY in my house hates them.
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 5:04:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By turmanator:
They look like something California would heve....


This
Link Posted: 9/13/2009 5:43:35 PM EST
Ugh!

like the old ones much better.

real old ones better still––plain Jane black 'n white.

Simple=Best
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 8:26:50 AM EST
Originally Posted By Tboy:
Think the goal is to encourage folks to spend extra fundage on custom plates.


My thoughts as well. On light cars it's not as bad. Somebody here at my office drives a black Acura RL, and all the blue from the sky looks absolutely ridiculous.

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