Being born in raised in Michigan, I assumed every other state had cool license plates like we did.

But after growing up and living in several other states I can say that Michigan hands down has some of the coolest license plates in America.

There is a possibility that two retro license plates could be coming back for Michigan drivers to pick from.

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New Bill Would Bring Back Retro Michigan License Plate

Michigan Sen. Mallory McMorrow has proposed a bill in the Michigan Senate that could bring back two retro license plates and at the same time help repair Michigan roads.


In the new bill the two new legacy plates would cost $100 and instead of donating the extra money to a cause, these funds would go to the Michigan Transportation Fund for road repairs.

McMorrow shared some of the benefits of the proposal.

“a unique way for drivers to accessorize their car, celebrate our car culture and help us fix our roads by generating potentially millions of dollars of additional revenue without raising taxes.”


These 2 Retro License Plates Might Be Seen In Michigan Soon

The two license plates that might be making a comeback are a blue license plate with white letters and a black license plate with white letters


The black license plate with white letters was available from 1979-1983


The blue license plate with white letters was available from 1983-2007

I love the black license plate, but the blue license plate brings back childhood nostalgia.

When Could These Plates Come Back?

Currently, The legislation remains pending before the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and would need to pass both the Senate and House and be signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to become law.

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