License Plates - Iconic State Plates


Few baby boomers can say that they never played the license plate game during a long road trip or had a miniature plate embossed with their name on the door to their bedroom. Back in the day, each state had one simple design that often didn’t change for many years. Plates today have gotten like area codes — there are so damned many different “special” designs that generate revenue for DMVs that it’s hard to keep them straight. Here are 10 of our favorite classic plates from the baby boomer years:

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2014/03/21/iconic-license-plates


For years Tennessee plates were shaped like the state.