CHAPTER 62

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 254

AS AMENDED BY

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 21, PART II, TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF MOTOR VEHICLES; AND PROVIDING FOR SPECIAL AUTOMOBILE PLATES TO VEHICLES DESIGNATED AS "STREET RODS".

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two-thirds of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend Subchapter VII, Chapter 21, Part II, Title 21 of the Delaware Code by re-designating present §2197 as new §2198; and by re-designating present §2198 as new §2199.

Section 2. Amend Subchapter VII, Title 21, Part II, Title 21 of the Delaware Code by adding thereto a new section, designated as §2197, which new section shall read as follows:

92197. Street rods

(a) If any modified antique automobile manufactured prior to 1949, hereinafter referred to as a street rod, is duly registered in the State of Delaware, the owner of such street rod may apply to the Secretary of the Department of Public Safety on special application forms prescribed by the Secretary, for a special street rod automobile plate, to be displayed on such street rod in lieu of the standard vehicle registration plate. The applicant must furnish proof that said street rod is registered in a Delaware street rod club which is fully affiliated with the National Street Rod Association, Inc.

(b) Upon receipt of an application for a special street rod automobile plate on a form prescribed by the Secretary, the Secretary shall issue to such applicant a special street rod automobile plate on a permanent basis, and it shall bear the inscription 'STREET ROD' with yellow letters on a blue background. In addition, such plates shall have displayed thereon the word 'DELAWARE', the words 'THE FIRST STATE', the expiration date of the plates and the vehicle number assigned to the vehicle by the Secretary. This special plate shall be issued for the applicant's use only for such automobile, and in the event of a transfer of title, the transferor shall surrender the special plate to the Secretary of the Department of Public Safety.

assess the applicant an initial fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00), in addition to the annual license tax levied under this Chapter. Thereafter such vehicle shall be presented at any inspection lane in this State on an annual basis and, upon passing such inspection as prescribed by the Secretary, said special plate shall be renewed upon payment of the annual license tax levied under this Chapter. Said applicants shall, in addition to the prescribed registration validation sticker, be required to display a valid National Street Rod Association safety inspection sticker in the lower right-hand corner of the windshield of such vehicle upon which said special plate is displayed."

Approved May 24, 1977.