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US License Plates...

Wed Dec 03, 2003 12:24 pm

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???

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Wed Dec 03, 2003 12:32 pm

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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RE: US License Plates...

Wed Dec 03, 2003 12:41 pm

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

 
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Wed Dec 03, 2003 12:48 pm

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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RE: US License Plates...

Wed Dec 03, 2003 12:52 pm

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.




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RE: US License Plates...

Wed Dec 03, 2003 12:52 pm

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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RE: US License Plates...

Wed Dec 03, 2003 12:54 pm

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

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Wed Dec 03, 2003 12:57 pm

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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Wed Dec 03, 2003 1:05 pm

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.

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Wed Dec 03, 2003 1:46 pm

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

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Wed Dec 03, 2003 3:27 pm

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

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Wed Dec 03, 2003 4:42 pm

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.


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Wed Dec 03, 2003 5:04 pm

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...

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Wed Dec 03, 2003 5:19 pm

Northwest Territories have had the bear plates since 1970 also.


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Wed Dec 03, 2003 7:04 pm

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?

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Wed Dec 03, 2003 7:27 pm

US Government. Official Use Only.

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Thu Dec 04, 2003 9:41 am

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:
 
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Thu Dec 04, 2003 10:27 am

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
 
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Thu Dec 04, 2003 10:35 am

I like the North Carolina license plates.

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


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RE: US License Plates...

Thu Dec 04, 2003 12:00 pm

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.
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Thu Dec 04, 2003 12:10 pm

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

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Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:40 pm

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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Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:58 pm

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?

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Thu Dec 04, 2003 2:08 pm

Delaware's plates are flat.
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Fri Dec 05, 2003 5:42 am

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



















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Fri Dec 05, 2003 6:00 am

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:







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Fri Dec 05, 2003 6:17 am

72 different plate styles.

Kind of illistrates a problem I have occasionally heard cops complain about.

There are so many "special" and alternative plate designs out there that it sometime is very difficult to tell where a car is from.

Before at a distance you pretty much could tell by just the colors of the letters and the background.
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RE: US License Plates...

Fri Dec 05, 2003 6:38 am

Florida is like that as well...they have got to have close to 100 different plates available...its ridiculous...

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Fri Dec 05, 2003 7:01 am

Here are New Yorks, I like the current one much more then the old ones we had.

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