News release

Antique Licence Plates to Include Tractors

Government is expanding the antique licence plate program to include farm tractors that are 30 years old and over.

"These special plates will recognize the uniqueness of these tractors," said Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell, on behalf of Service Nova Scotia Minister Mark Furey. "The plates will also enable the antique tractor owners to participate and support community events such as parades, agricultural shows and community fairs."

About 100 active members participate in more than 24 agricultural fairs across the province.

"On behalf of our club, its members and all antique tractor fans, this has to be our proudest moment," said Murray Elliott, president of the Nova Scotia Antique Tractor and Engine Association.

"There are several reasons for this. First and foremost we can now get insurance and secondly our serial numbers are registered in case of theft."

Antique plates for tractors are available June 9. For more information visit http://novascotia.ca/snsmr/rmv/registration/antique-plate.asp or call 1-800-898-7668.

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Government is expanding the antique licence plate program to include farm tractors that are 30 years old and over.

Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell says the plates will also enable the antique tractor owners to participate and support community events such as parades, agricultural shows and community fairs.

Antique plates for tractors are available June 9th.

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