As regular readers of Quick Shifts already know, your humble author recently took delivery of a righteous 2018 Camaro SS 1LE. Even as a part-time professional writer with access to thesaurus.com, I lack the proper descriptor for how awesome this machine is. Approaching that menacing shape in the parking lot puts me on cloud nine almost as much as running the glorious LT1 to its redline.
In spite of all my elation though, a dilemma has crept its way into the back of my mind for the first time in my car-owning life. This conundrum has likely plagued most of our readers at one point or another, possibly even as far back as 1953…To plate, or not to plate your hi-performance Chevrolet?
The lone reason I’ve come up with for running a front plate is that in my home state of Colorado, Johnny Law says that I should.
The why nots, on the other hand, are numerous. Cosmetically, a front plate ruins the look of the front end, and it also has functional downsides like blocking air from entering the grille to feed and cool the car’s eight-chamber heart. It could also have a negative effect on the advanced, wind-tunnel-honed aerodynamics, which is highly dangerous! Finally, I just don’t know if I can bring myself to drill holes in my new baby in order to fit the front bracket.
So, what advice does the collective experience of Corvette Nation have to pass along on this subject?
Congratulations again to Alex for his great looking Chevrolet Camaro. I know I certainly wouldn’t want to be drilling any holes in the Camaro’s front fascia either. If you reside in Colorado, please let us know your thoughts or experiences on the issue. – Keith
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