Wednesday, March 26, 2014

News: ALPCA selects Michigan's Mackinac optional issue as Best Plate of 2013

Photo by ALPCA
From a worthy field of twelve finalists, the membership of the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association (ALPCA) has voted Michigan's optional Mackinac Bridge plate as the Best Plate of 2013.

The new Mackinac plate was introduced in January of last year as part of a wider refresh of Michigan's licensing designs, all of which now include the state's "Pure Michigan" tourism slogan as a prominent feature. This winning effort improves on its predecessors by combining high visibility of the serial number with a bright and bold graphic - ALPCA members are urged to vote for the design that best exemplifies both criteria.

ALPCA is the first and largest group of license plate collectors and enthusiasts in the world, founded in the United States in 1954 and currently supported by over 2,500 dues-paying members. The Best Plate competition has been held annually since 1970, and the 2013 edition marks the first time that plates from outside the United States and Canada have been eligible for nominations.

Michigan's Department of State, the entity responsible for vehicle licensing in the state, will be presented the award by ALPCA President Greg Gibson later this year. Stay tuned for more details.

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