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NICE!! I wish I could run California black plates in Washington. They look sweet and on your black QV, it really works.

We have white, blue, red, all mixed together on our Washington plates. I personally don't like Washington plates at all. If I can't get a front plate exception, I may need to go with a WA specialty plate that looks a lot better. Maybe a Quadrifoglio plate LOL.
I believe you can get a Black background plate with a Washington state university theme. I don't think you have to be an alumni to get one.

The illustrated California plate over the grill is not mounted on a QV. I don't think it would work on a QV, as it would block too much vent opening.
 

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NICE!! I wish I could run California black plates in Washington. They look sweet and on your black QV, it really works.

We have white, blue, red, all mixed together on our Washington plates. I personally don't like Washington plates at all. If I can't get a front plate exception, I may need to go with a WA specialty plate that looks a lot better. Maybe a Quadrifoglio plate LOL.

I have the EWU plate on my black QV. I have no association with the university at all, I just couldn't bring myself to slap that nasty default plate on it.
 

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I believe you can get a Black background plate with a Washington state university theme. I don't think you have to be an alumni to get one.

The illustrated California plate over the grill is not mounted on a QV. I don't think it would work on a QV, as it would block too much vent opening.
Washington State is a dark red colored plate, Eastern Washington is black and red.
 

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Washington State is a dark red colored plate, Eastern Washington is black and red.
New Hampshire doesn't have much selection for plates. I chose the most expensive option because it was 4 digits, and I like low digit plates. It has a moose on one side and a state parks badge on the other. I never see those plates on other cars (at $130/yr, probably too expensive)
 

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NY Specialty Plate

Two of my 4 Loves...


NY RANGERS and Alfa Romeo

and the other two.....wife and son !!!!
 

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Washington State is a dark red colored plate, Eastern Washington is black and red.
Sorry, I meant universities and other higher learning institutes in the state of Washington, not specifically Washington State University. I remember seeing two different with a black background.

It appears that the black and gold California plate was trimmed down the make it fit.
 

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I can't think of any reasonable place to attach a front license plate as is required in Washington state and I'm thinking of filing for an exception for the Quad. Anyone try this in any state?
I too live in Worshington State. Since I bought the Giulia in June I have been thinking about how to mount the front plate. After lots of consideration I abandoned the passenger side tow hook bracket method for several reasons. I mounted the front plate over the driver's side grille. Thanks to alexouns suggestions I used three toggle bolts and one self-tapping screw as needed in my case.

In Washington State you need a front license plate. However under Washington state law, RCW 46.16.240 to be exact, a special exception exists. If the body of the car is built in a way that it is impossible for a plate to be mounted to the front of the car (like a Ferrari) then no front plate is required.

Washington State Patrol says: Request for exemptions can be sent by email to [email protected] or by mail to Washington State Patrol, Equipment and Standards Review Unit, P.O. Box 42600, Olympia, Wash. 98054-2600.
Include the make, model, VIN and license number of the vehicle, the name and address of the requester, the reason they think they should be exempt from the law, and a photo of the
relevant portion of the vehicle.



I think there is a small chance of getting an exemption. but If I have time I'll submit a request mainly based on safety.
#1 ..... the passenger side tow bracket mount in my opinion could potentially cause serious injuries to a person in a car/pedestrian accident because the available plate brackets use the tow hook attachment. This causes the license plate to stick out from the car several inches and the sharp edge of the plate could seriously cut a pedestrian hit by the front end of the car (see attached photo). Cars are no longer allowed to have sharp hood ornaments, sharp edges on the car's front end, etc for this safety reason. This bracket also makes the tow hook unusable if the car needs to be towed for any reason.
#2 ..... driver's side black grille mount, is not practical again for safety reasons. Mounting the plate against the black grille causes three safety issues. It blocks the inside ventilation hole for radiator cooling and also blocks the outside ventilation hole for the front driver's side brake ventilation and aerodynamic flow. The plate would also block the safety sensor located on the black grille, making it inoperable.
#3 ..... there are no other flat locations on the front of the Giulia for safely mounting the plate. All other locations on the front of the vehicle are either too small or too curved for reasonable plate mounting.

I have attached some photos here below of how I actually have the plate mounted now on the grille (#1 - for us only). I would send the State Patrol a photo with the tow plate bracket sticking out too far like below (#3) and also a photo of the bare grill with some marks similar to this photo below showing how the plate would block the inside and outside vents #(2) (unfortunately mine doesn't have the sensor, might borrow photo from a red Giulia with sensor). One photo of front end of Giulia showing the the only two other places between the black grille and headlights are too curved to mount plate flat without seriously bending the plate (#4). Little fibbing here but should be OK.

FYI:
In WA State Vehicles issued front license plate waivers are listed below.
1972 Italian DeTomaso Pantera
1974 Jaguaricon E-Type
2000 Panoz
1971 DeTomaso Pantera
2000 Plymouth Prowler
2000 Jaguar XK8
Caterham/Lotus Super 7
1984 Ferrari 512 BBI
1967 Ford Cobra

Vehicles denied waivers for attaching a front license plate include:
Toyota MR 2
Porsche 928
Corvette
Mini Cooper
Ford SVT Cobra
Lotus Elise
Ford escorticon
Nissan 30ZX
BMW Z8
Dodge Viper
Mercedes-Benz
Mazda Miata
Maserati.

BTW: There's a bill in WA right now to do away with the front plate
HB 1664 - 2015-16 .......... I can't find any current info on this proposed bill.


PS: This note from Andrea from AlfaRomeoCares might help:

The vent in question is part of the overall aerodynamics and cooling system, whose purpose is:

o Optimal engine operation for performance, drivability, and fuel economy
o Cooling and thermodynamics, which effect Air Conditioning performance, engine compartment and accessory cooling, and suspension cooling, including brake operating temperature.
o Aerodynamics – which effects fuel economy, water management, and cooling as well ..........
.......... We cannot validate that the vehicle will perform as intended with the license plate covering that vent.

(I left out the part about using the tow hook area.)

Andrea
Alfa Romeo Social Care Specialist
 

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Yeah, screw that, if they want to ticket me for no front plate, oh well. I've driven for the past 15 years in states that required a front plate. I've never had one mounted and no one has ever said a word about it. If I couldn't be bothered to put a plate on my 1996 Honda civic, I'm not about to start now. That being said... If you get that Washington exemption, let us know :-D
 

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Yeah, screw that, if they want to ticket me for no front plate, oh well. ... If I couldn't be bothered to put a plate on my 1996 Honda civic, I'm not about to start now.
Agreed. I'll never spoil the beautiful front end of my Giulia here in California. I will just take my chances. I haven't had a front plate on my 94 Mazda for years, with no consequences.
 

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Wow - a state with common sense laws...Imagine that!



That's an option but I don't like to give anyone a reason to pull me over. Especially these days.
Good point-----Not worth getting taized or worse for something like this, eh...I had my new 500X and opted not to have the dealer mount the plate and was coming back from work in Stone Park, Il when a cop pulled a U turn and pulled me over, starting the conversation with: "Is this the new FIAT?", so I thought this will be okay...So I showed him the plate in the hatch but he was not impressed, paid the fine and mounted the plate the next day in my garage...(The great state of Illinois needs every penny they can get!)
 

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The fine in WA State is $140.
I don't have that loose change hanging around, very tight retirement budget.
 

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I too live in Worshington State. Since I bought the Giulia in June I have been thinking about how to mount the front plate. After lots of consideration I abandoned the passenger side tow hook bracket method for several reasons. I mounted the front plate over the driver's side grille. Thanks to alexouns suggestions I used three toggle bolts and one self-tapping screw as needed in my case.

In Washington State you need a front license plate. However under Washington state law, RCW 46.16.240 to be exact, a special exception exists. If the body of the car is built in a way that it is impossible for a plate to be mounted to the front of the car (like a Ferrari) then no front plate is required.

Washington State Patrol says: Request for exemptions can be sent by email to [email protected] or by mail to Washington State Patrol, Equipment and Standards Review Unit, P.O. Box 42600, Olympia, Wash. 98054-2600.
Include the make, model, VIN and license number of the vehicle, the name and address of the requester, the reason they think they should be exempt from the law, and a photo of the
relevant portion of the vehicle.



I think there is a small chance of getting an exemption. but If I have time I'll submit a request mainly based on safety.
#1 ..... the passenger side tow bracket mount in my opinion could potentially cause serious injuries to a person in a car/pedestrian accident because the available plate brackets use the tow hook attachment. This causes the license plate to stick out from the car several inches and the sharp edge of the plate could seriously cut a pedestrian hit by the front end of the car (see attached photo). Cars are no longer allowed to have sharp hood ornaments, sharp edges on the car's front end, etc for this safety reason. This bracket also makes the tow hook unusable if the car needs to be towed for any reason.
#2 ..... driver's side black grille mount, is not practical again for safety reasons. Mounting the plate against the black grille causes three safety issues. It blocks the inside ventilation hole for radiator cooling and also blocks the outside ventilation hole for the front driver's side brake ventilation and aerodynamic flow. The plate would also block the safety sensor located on the black grille, making it inoperable.
#3 ..... there are no other flat locations on the front of the Giulia for safely mounting the plate. All other locations on the front of the vehicle are either too small or too curved for reasonable plate mounting.

I have attached some photos here below of how I actually have the plate mounted now on the grille (#1 - for us only). I would send the State Patrol a photo with the tow plate bracket sticking out too far like below (#3) and also a photo of the bare grill with some marks similar to this photo below showing how the plate would block the inside and outside vents #(2) (unfortunately mine doesn't have the sensor, might borrow photo from a red Giulia with sensor). One photo of front end of Giulia showing the the only two other places between the black grille and headlights are too curved to mount plate flat without seriously bending the plate (#4). Little fibbing here but should be OK.

FYI:
In WA State Vehicles issued front license plate waivers are listed below.
1972 Italian DeTomaso Pantera
1974 Jaguaricon E-Type
2000 Panoz
1971 DeTomaso Pantera
2000 Plymouth Prowler
2000 Jaguar XK8
Caterham/Lotus Super 7
1984 Ferrari 512 BBI
1967 Ford Cobra

Vehicles denied waivers for attaching a front license plate include:
Toyota MR 2
Porsche 928
Corvette
Mini Cooper
Ford SVT Cobra
Lotus Elise
Ford escorticon
Nissan 30ZX
BMW Z8
Dodge Viper
Mercedes-Benz
Mazda Miata
Maserati.

BTW: There's a bill in WA right now to do away with the front plate
HB 1664 - 2015-16 .......... I can't find any current info on this proposed bill.


PS: This note from Andrea from AlfaRomeoCares might help:

The vent in question is part of the overall aerodynamics and cooling system, whose purpose is:

o Optimal engine operation for performance, drivability, and fuel economy
o Cooling and thermodynamics, which effect Air Conditioning performance, engine compartment and accessory cooling, and suspension cooling, including brake operating temperature.
o Aerodynamics – which effects fuel economy, water management, and cooling as well ..........
.......... We cannot validate that the vehicle will perform as intended with the license plate covering that vent.

(I left out the part about using the tow hook area.)

Andrea
Alfa Romeo Social Care Specialist
Whoever did that tow hook mount did it totally wrong lol, you're supposed to position it following the lines of the bumper, not like a battering ram
 

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I included that tow bracket photo sticking way out for anyone interesting in requesting a front plate exception from the state, due to pedestrian safety issues and it could be damaged in an auto car wash (it might work -- worth a try?).
 

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My Giulia has the plate bracket on the driver's side and I can't stand it. I want to take it out and go without or just attach the plate to the lower grill.
 

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I use the Cravenspeed Platypus. I've been very happy with it for no-drill mounting.
 

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I ordered the custom tow hook bracket when I purchased my QV, but never installed it, and after two summers with it, I never had any issues, and I drove by many cops and they just stare...stare in amazement and don't realize I don't have a front plate haha!

Has anyone installed a decal of their plate on the bumper? I've seen that before on high end cars, which can be removed without damaging the paint.
 

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With cashless tolls in the metro NYC area, I'd be worried that a couple of trips over the bridges would result in a nice fine coming in the mail with a photo of the front end and no license plate. With the tremendous deficit that MTA and New York State is running, they'll be looking for the added revenue.
 

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My state requires a front plate. I can neither confirm, nor deny, what I did to comply, or not comply.
 
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