USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51 Posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2196 times:
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???
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KYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2179 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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Zak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2165 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
N312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2684 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2161 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.
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 41
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2160 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...
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2149 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???
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Advancedkid From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2075 times:
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?
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2021 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:
America West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2005 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
JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1981 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)