Classic Cars on the Road

April 26, 2018

Do you have a classic car in your garage right now? The Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) defines classic cars as being from the years 1915-1948, American or foreign built, and were ‘distinctive’ or ‘fine’ in build to represent the engineering and workmanship of that era.


The weather is finally nice enough for you to bring your muscle car or baby out from where it has been stored safely all winter, and register it to be in the many car shows that are held around Southern Maryland. As a matter of fact, in Saint Mary’s County next weekend, on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 9:00am to 1:30pm, the 2nd Annual Spring Classic Car Show will be hosted by the Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center in Leonardtown!


 If you are interested in registering your car as a historic vehicle in the state of Maryland, and to receive historic tags for your car, you need to make sure that your car meets the following criteria:


  • Must be twenty (20) or more calendar years old

  • Must not have been substantially altered or modified from the original design

  • Cannot be used for daily transportation, for transportation of passengers or property

  • Cannot be used for employment transportation

  • Can only be used for events like exhibitions, club activities, parades, tours, occasional transportation, and similar uses

If you have vintage license plates dated the same year as the make year of your classic car and you want to display those plates, there is an application for that, but the car must be twenty-five (25) years or older, and you still have to have the historic tags and plates in the car at all times.


You want to keep your tags current, and you may want to visit the Maryland Vehicle Administration (MVA) in person or online to read up on your rights as a historic car owner.


For more information about registering your historic vehicle, please see for Registration - Special Use Vehicles


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