Thursday, September 24, 2015
Thursday, July 10, 2014
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
Sunday, February 19, 2012
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
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
I'll update with a photo of the artwork when I get it.
Monday, August 23, 2010
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.