An excerpt from NC HB100v3: DMV/REDUCE NUMBER OF YEARS FOR A VEHICLE TO QUALIFY FOR AN ANTIQUE REGISTRATION PLATE SECTION 4.15.(a) G.S. 20-79.4(b)(94) reads as rewritten: "(94) Historic Vehicle Owner. – Issuable for a motor vehicle that is at least (strikethrough: 35 years old) 30 years old measured from the date of manufacture. The plate for an historic vehicle shall bear the word "Antique" unless the vehicle is a model year 1943 or older. The plate for a vehicle that is a model year 1943 or older Page 14 House Bill 100-Ratified shall bear the word "Antique" or the words "Horseless Carriage", at the option of the vehicle owner." So the classification of antique vehicle can now be made at 30 years instead of 35. My question is this: is the inspection exemption tied to the "antique vehicle" designation, or is it separately define for vehicles older than 35 years?