Michigan drivers aren't the only fans of the state's newest license plate--
The Automobile License Plate Collectors Association (ALPCA) has voted the Mackinac Bridge design as the world's best new license plate. It beat out 12 other finalists for its design of the bridge against a sunrise sky.
“We’re delighted that ALPCA has honored Michigan with its plate of the year award,” Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said. “The Mackinac Bridge is a spectacular example of the many things that make our state such a special place. It represents what we call ‘Pure Michigan,’ and when people see it on our vehicles, we hope they will consider it an invitation to come and explore the Great Lakes State.”
Since it was unveiled last summer, more than 112,000 of the license plates have been sold. It's available for new registrations and as a replacement of a current tag for an extra, one-time cost of $5.
This is the second time Michigan has won this distinguished award. The last time was in 1976, for its red, white and blue bicentennial plate.