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CORVETTE TODAY #109 - Corvette News & Headlines, Mid-May 2022

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C8 Corvette's Front License Plate Mounting Options with Kirk Bennion

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  • C8 Corvette's Front License Plate Mounting Options with Kirk Bennion

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    Crossposted at CorvetteBlogger.com:

    We spoke with Corvette Exterior Design Manager Kirk Bennion on the options for mounting a front license plate to the 2020 Corvette Stingray.

    Included in your purchase of a new Corvette is a license plate frame that mounts on the front of the car. For states that have a minimum height requirement, it can be mounted on the very center of the car with the plate sticking up over the top of the C8’s pointed nose.

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    The ideal location for mounting is by putting it into the license plate holder that is integrated into the center grille. You can see the location in the photo above that is marked with the “CORVETTE’ script. By putting a slight bend in the middle of the plate, it will then fit within the recessed plate holder.

    Unlike the C7’s mounting location, the plate doesn’t block any airflow as the C8s radiators are on the corners of the car so there is no need to remove it prior to participating in any track events.


    Senior Editor and Founder of CorvetteBlogger.com. I drive my dad's 1966 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible and the National Corvette Museum is my personal Graceland.

  • #2
    An Informative Video. For me, it created more questions than answers. I would like to see a short video on how you would mount the plate with two options. Thanks.


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    • #3
      Thank you CorvetteBlogger and thank you Kirk Bennion for giving us a little more knowledge about front plate mounting .

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      • #4
        Illinois requires them but I will never put one on mine. I have been driving Camaros the past 10 years with no front plate and have never been stopped.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by TAdams65 View Post
          Illinois requires them but I will never put one on mine. I have been driving Camaros the past 10 years with no front plate and have never been stopped.
          Don't jinks it.🤐
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          • #6
            So it sounds like that front cover is quite thin and when you pop it off (somehow, no screws visible) the recessed area will be shallow since you'll have to bend the plate slightly to fit it in there. Slightly awkward IMO but better than attaching a "forehead" hunk of plastic overlapping the nose the get plate up higher. Even if you're in one of those states that has a minimum height requirement, the odds of being cited for it are probably pretty low, but I can understand why GM has to officially offer that mounting option.

            I hope the bolts holding the plate in place go into something reasonably solid. The plate is always removed for autocross runs so it gets uninstalled / reinstalled multiple times per year. Too bad the recess wasn't deeper so we could temporarily put the nice shiny cover back on and cover the plate while competing.

            Thanks for the info!

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            • #7
              Really need to see a photo of just what the front end looks like with the plate instead of the nicely shaped insert. I suspect I'll be looking for another sto-n-sho so I can run without the plate 95% of the time, but stick it on quickly when needed.
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              • #8
                Customer preferred option location...

                cool ...if we do that do we still need to tell the forum dealer that we dont want any holes drilled in the vehicles nose...

                no cop cares if its in the bucket...


                cool.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TAdams65 View Post
                  Illinois requires them but I will never put one on mine. I have been driving Camaros the past 10 years with no front plate and have never been stopped.
                  Got away without displaying the required license plate on the front of my new 2014 C7 for less than a week before I got pulled over and issued a warning ticket. On the other hand, I've never displayed the required front license plate on my 2014 XTSvsport and have not been stopped.

                  I think the "noticeability" has much to do with it. IMO a C8 Corvette would be more noticeable than a Camaro. Good luck.
                  Last edited by Boomer; 09-03-2019, 04:06 PM.

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                  • #10
                    AWESOME!!! Thanks for posting Keith!

                    I have been wondering when someone was going to address this question, didn't know if I should spend the 15 bucks and add the factory plate to my order...Now I know I don't need it.

                    Thanks again Keith!
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                    • #11
                      Can the "dress plate" be removed, the license plate be mounted, and then the dress plate put back? Similar to the C5 front plate mounting.

                      Then we can just remove the dress plate for inspections.

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                      • #12
                        Wow ....... Great presentation ................. However, I'm more concerned about where I'm gonna hang my genuine George Strait Signature, 10X, 100 % Beaver cowboy hat .......... Just say'n !
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Richrat View Post
                          AWESOME!!! Thanks for posting Keith!

                          I have been wondering when someone was going to address this question, didn't know if I should spend the 15 bucks and add the factory plate to my order...Now I know I don't need it.

                          Thanks again Keith!
                          The ordering guide say:

                          License plate bracket, front 1 - Will be forced on orders with ship-to states that require a front license plate.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by meyerweb View Post

                            The ordering guide say:

                            License plate bracket, front 1 - Will be forced on orders with ship-to states that require a front license plate.
                            Yes it is forced on these orders but there is not a charge for it.

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                            • #15
                              I have already instructed them, under no circumstances are they to install it at the dealer, it stays in the trunk, and then it stays in the garage.
                              The greatest sound in the world is a Rolls Royce Merlin over 100 inches.

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