Beautiful car man, congratulations.
As for the front plate thing, troopers in Texas stop basically any car they see with any visible infraction. No front plate, headlight out, tags/inspection, even a burned out rear license plate bulb when there are two.
I've been stopped for no front plate three times in my '12 GT and let off with a warning each time. But if you're riding dirty, might want to put that plate on. LOL
2012 P8C, HP, 300A, 55D, 457