Unfortunately, neither Massachusetts nor Rhode Island would allow no bumpers when I was first on the road with my speedster, but they would allow Nerf bars so that's how we went. I really like the classic bumpers on a classic-sided body, especially if they're pulled in close to the body, but the Outlaw style seems to look much better with either no bumpers or Nerfs (if ya gotta have sumthin out there).
It was nice not to need a front license plate while in South Carolina, but the holes and mount were already there so plated it became. The Palm and Crescent looked pretty good, though..... Still have a Palm and Crescent decal on the rear of the car, white-on-white so it only shows up when the light's just so. That's pretty cool.