Thursday, September 24, 2015

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Alaska permanent registrations for older vehicles starting Jan 1 2015

Starting in January, the Alaska DMV is going to allow permanent registrations for passenger vehicles and non-commercial trailers eight years or older. This is part of House Bill 19.

For collectors, this will mean a general reduction in the number of plates issued. For local governments, it also means a reduction of funding, so it's an opt-in program on a city-by-city basis and the city can also impose a separate tax.

Subtle item in the law not mentioned in the article: It would also bring back emissions inspection for these vehicles.

An interesting statistic from the article: the average age of a car in Alaska is 13 years!

Source: KTUU

, via Dirk Starck

Friday, May 4, 2012

Alaska vanity BABY T license plate, in context

In case you were curious why I'd been posting less often. Been a little busy!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Six new Alaska license plates await Governor's approval

Alaska House Bill 19, authorizing the Alaska DMV to create six new license plates, has headed to the Governor for approval.

The proposed new Alaskan license plates are all "special request" plates, and include:

* United States flag "In God We Trust" plates.
* Lao veteran plates (for US military service in Laos from February 28, 1961, and May 15, 1975).
* Plates commemorating the National Rifle Association.
* Breast cancer awareness plates.
* "Choose Life" plates.
* "Pro-Family, Pro-Choice" plates.

(via Alaska Business Monthly)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Howard Pollock swapping his plates



In this photo, then state Legislator Howard Pollack, who passed away Sunday, is shown getting ready to swap his 1966 Alaska state Legislator plate for a 1966 Alaska US Representative plate.

For plate buffs, a terrific shot!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Coming soon: Alaskan Firefighter/EMT license plates

Coming soon: Alaskan Firefighter/EMT license plates.

I'll update with a photo of the artwork when I get it.

Monday, August 23, 2010

August 2010 ADN vanity plate article

Yes, I saw that today, the Anchorage Daily News ran a piece about vetting Alaskan vanity plates.

No real surprises, though I was pleased to see that there is a variety of people who review submissions.

Always good to see Alaskan plates in the press.