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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

Hi...

I was wondering...which state has gone the longest without significantly changing their standard issue license plate design...if I had to guess it would be Michigan with the blue background and white lettering...those plates look pretty old...any idea???

Greg


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User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1499 times:

Yeah, MI has had the blue and white since the early or mid eighties. The only difference is that the new ones have slightly smaller letters. There are also other choices for plates. The one on my truck is the one with the sunset behind the Mackinac Bridge. Its pretty popular. That is one cool looking plate...


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User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1493 times:

Has to be Michigan. Seems they've had that boring blue and white for an eternity!  Laugh out loud



User currently offlineZak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

i love the u.s. license plates, especially those with stuff representing the state.
it must be great having one of those florida plates with the space shuttle or something.
our plates in europe have just been made equal in the whole eu, so booring  Sad



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User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2680 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1481 times:

Current Standard Issue Michigan (slightly smaller lettering)


Old Style Standard Issue Michigan (Large letters) is EXACTLY the same as the one above, except the XXX 123 is slightly LARGER.. They changed which die they used for the plates around the mid "Uxx" series of these plates. Michigan blue plate series is currently in the YEH 123 area and will be exhausted at the Z's (finally). Rumor has it the state will either make the great lakes splendor (below) the standard of change the numbering system to something like XX 1234 (1234 XX is truck plates now).

Current Alternative to the Standard, available for 5 dollars.


One of my favourite Michigan plates, the special issue patriotic.


Michigan Special Issue 1996 ONLY.




[Edited 2003-12-03 05:00:21]

[Edited 2003-12-03 05:01:33]


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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 45
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

Sorry guys, the winner is Delaware, which is also the only state still with number-only plates. There are so few vehicles registered in the state that there's no need for letter/number combinations. I can confirm that these license plates were still in use three years ago. Since 1970, the same design reigns...




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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1474 times:

Oh how could I have forgotten DE!!! Good call there Redngold...

Greg



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1469 times:

Also, another related question...which states have stooped to the (what I think is tacky) level of putting their official homepage URL on their plate??? Ive seen this so far on PA and NE...any others come to mind???

Greg



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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 45
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1462 times:

Everyone forgets about Delaware. That's why it's so cool. Nobody makes fun of us (I'm formerly) Blue Hens because we're so inconspicuous.

redngold



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16689 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

I love New Hampshire's State Motto, "Live Free or die".




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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1427 times:

Also gotta love that their state symbol doesnt exist anymore...thats somewhat embarrassing (although out of their control)

Greg



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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

Sorry guys, the winner is Delaware, which is also the only state still with number-only plates

That's technically not true. New Hampshire has reverted back to all number plates, only now they're using 7 numbers.

And although Massachusetts it's the longest running, we do have one of the longest running plate designs. The current design was put into effect in 1993.

However, Québec has not had a licence plate redesign since 1979.


LH423



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1410 times:

Has Quebec finally broken free, only to be annexed by the US???  Big grin

Seriously though, didnt realize the Quebec plates were that old of a design...certainly dont seem that way...

Greg



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29690 posts, RR: 59
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1407 times:

Northwest Territories have had the bear plates since 1970 also.





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User currently offlineAdvancedkid From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1395 times:

Hi,
I think Georgia's Atlanta1996 Olympic
games plates were the classiest around.
There were at least two different designs.
I liked the one with the green background
vs, the white background.
Can someone post photos of them?

Regards,

Advanced


User currently offlineCovert From Ghana, joined Oct 2001, 1445 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1390 times:

US Government. Official Use Only.

covert



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1341 times:

Georgia is supposed to go to this design starting next year:

But state budget cuts will limit its' distribution to commerical vehicles, those who buy special tags (like revenue-sharing tags for various groups, collegiate tags, and prestige tags), and people who don't currently own a vehicle with a transferable tag. So most of us will retain the current tag, but I have thought about getting one of the new wildlife tags:


User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1325 times:

I don't like the bicentennial plates we have here in Ohio. I don't care for the "Ohio Bicentennial" illustration on the left. If you get your plates personalized with seven letters, however, they don't print the design.

Also I believe that all personalized plates are printed flat (the letters are just printed on the plate, they're not "popping out" at you.)

The pattern is letter/letter/number/number/letter/letter


Standard design


Flat design


User currently offlinePJS800 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 242 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1317 times:

I like the North Carolina license plates.

The ones we have in New Jersey are plane, but you can get some different ones.


PJ

[Edited 2003-12-04 02:39:32]

User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1301 times:

We are very close to Michigan and see a LOT of michigan plates. Seems the nicer ones are more popular than the generic one.

Here are our plates. They have to be some of the most ugly. But they got better.



Indiana's plates start with the county number (in alpha order). There are 92 counties in IN, but the numbers go up to 99 because some counties such as Marion (Indy), Lake (Gary), and Allen (Fort Wayne) have more drivers than that format allows, so they use 93-99. The one's I recognize on the pic are 45-Lake Co., 90-Wells Co. and 2-Allen Co. (my home). I believe the 97 is Allen Co. also and 99 is Marion Co. Also, the newest plate with the www.in.gov on it irked a lot of people because of the web address. They didn't like it. So some dude made stickers that went over the address with the traditional slogans from the past. He made a killing apparently.
(Just a little Indiana license plate trivia for you all to enjoy) Big grin



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1295 times:

Ok so the "license plates with URL's" count is up to 3...PA, IN, NE...any others?

Greg



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User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2680 posts, RR: 17
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

The web URL makes it on Nebraska's new plates.

www.callwva.com!! West Virginia


Georgia's proposed plate has the www.georgia.gov on it too.



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User currently offlineRockyRacoon From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 951 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1272 times:

Does anyone know if the current deleware plates numbers and letters are stamped? I recall them being flat and not raised. Or is my mind just on the brink?

Tim


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 45
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1269 times:

Delaware's plates are flat.


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User currently offlineA340pilot From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 576 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1245 times:

here are a list of the Plates from British Columbia, Canada



















Best Regards,
a340pilot



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25 Post contains images Garnetpalmetto : The history of South Carolina's plates: I'd post our specialized plates available, but we have 72 different plates available! Some of my faves though:
26 L-188 : 72 different plate styles. Kind of illistrates a problem I have occasionally heard cops complain about. There are so many "special" and alternative pl
27 USAFHummer : Florida is like that as well...they have got to have close to 100 different plates available...its ridiculous... Greg
28 Post contains images Flight152 : Here are New Yorks, I like the current one much more then the old ones we had.
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