Interesting License Plates
License plates have been a source of interest and fun since the very first ones were issued. Playing such car games as license plate bingo and spot the furthest state may be a thing of the past now, what with the advent of built-in DVD players for each passenger, but for many of us, license plates still hold an allure and are a source of great fun.
Here are a few links we like, for all of you who still enjoy license plates:
The Automobile License Plate Collectors Association (ALPCA) was founded in 1954 and has since become a group of nearly 4,000 strong with members from all 50 states and 19 countries. Its purpose is to further license plate collecting and the bringing together of anyone who is into collecting license plate.
A perfect site for collectors, Pl8ts.com is a source for great license plate collecting information and ideas. It also has tons of background information for unusual or different types of license plates.
This Flickr page is devoted to images of license plates, cool personalized plates, and the messages they carry.
If you need a license plate image from a different state, License Plates Plus has images for sale, but you could just as easily go to the DMV site for the state in question and download one for free. Still, it's cool if you want all 50 states at once.
If you're in Alaska, Royce's Alaskan License Plates has everything you may ever want to know about license plates in Alaska.
Chris Woodcock collects license plates issued in 1951, the year of his birth. He notes that many of these plates are in better condition than he is!
If your car does not have its own DVD player for the kids, take heart, and grab a copy of Ultimate Sticker Puzzles: License Plates Across the States to keep the kids entertained for hours. It worked back in the days before portable entertainment, and it will still work now.
For more fun, give this page of License Plate Trivia a look, and see how many of the questions you can answer correctly.
Podcast Alley found a license plate in San Francisco that reads PODCSTR and it's on a motorcycle.
Web guru Richard Wiggins has collected a gallery of license plates with a decidedly computer geek tinge to them. Go see 'em― they're great.