I wonder about those plaques that say This Car is 100 Years old? If you passed basic math, and know the year of the car, then it should be a no brainer. For me, the problem is covering my nice wood firewall with a plate! It's a matter of choice I guess.
I have year of make California 1915 plates on our 1915 roadster and always get asked what year the car is....Go Figure!
The one that gets me is being asked "Are you the original owner?"
You're correct, Jay, Most average Americans don't know a Model T from any other old car, much less a 15 from a 16, or a 17 from a 21. They look at a license plate and think, Is that really the first plate issued to that car?
I agree with you Larry...I have two plaques out of a possible three, but they're still sitting in the basement on the workbench in their envelopes. I like looking at as much uncluttered beautiful cherry stained wood as I can!
I wired mine to the radiator fins. True, folks should be able to "do the math" but I don't think the age factor really hits most of people until they read it on the plaque. The thing that gets me is that most other "antiques" (furniture, glasswear, etc) are not classified as antiques until they are 100 years old. The other thing is that most refurbishment of antiques devaluates them. That has not generally been the case with vehicles but it seems we are seeing the tide change towards unrestored vehicles commanding higher dollar.
Jay, that's a fair question. Some of us look like we could be the original owners . . . 142 and still drivin' !!
Gee, I was afraid we were talking about really old dental problems!100-year-old Plaque! Yech!
I think most folks today don't relate the car, or year of the plates to the amount of time that has gone by, therefore the plaques stating "100 Years Old" do serve a good purpose.
What I always get is the question...what year is you Jeep? That's why I put one of those "Ford" scripts on my radiator, hoping that they would notice and not ask me that particular question. Year though, I get asked that no matter that I've got one of those year plates on my radiator and my license plates are YOM's 1922, but everybody notices they are a little odd looking, but since it is the same color as today's plates they don't seem to notice there's no sun in the background and still ask after the year.
I've resorted to using this type of plate on the front axles of my cars....