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“…my grandfather is a license plate nut…he used to take me and my brothers to the zoo, the movies, and the beach here in Pensacola, but now he drags us into all the antique malls, yard sales, and junk stores…he claims he will fund our college educations, but we think we should fund his therapy […] read more
In 2004 when we launched Great American Plates, we were fortunate to engage the services of Jeffry Bates, our one and only Web Master. With the help of his brother, George, he capitalized on all of the limited technology available at the time and crafted a visually impressive and functionally efficient launch pad for this […] read more
How about this beautiful, original 6-cylinder Powerglide 1950 Chevrolet!…Tim Edwards of Union, OH recently pulled it out of storage, where it had been kept since 1960!…he christened it ‘Kitty’ and installed the pair of Ohio tags supplied by Great American Plates…what a jewel. read more
GAP recently traveled to Glacier National Park in Montana on a license plate buying trip…along the way we stopped at Two Sisters in Babb for some blueberry pie and ice cream and met Big John…(he’s the one on the left!!)…and saw some great plates!!…the outdoor display is also impressive, so if you have the chance, […] read more
Congratulations to Brianna and Randall Anderson, happily married on June 4th…among their many gifts was this framed set of license plates representing their birth years and states!!…not your usual serving platter or bath towels, huh?!…sincere best wishes from the GAP team. read more
Not every classic ride has to be a ‘trophy winner’…Paul Ocanas of Los Lunas, NM is just as proud of his ’57 Chevy as any other ‘car guy’…he demonstrated his affection by mounting a nice plate from Great American Plates!…ride with pride, Paul! read more
One of the many benefits of license plate collecting is meeting incredibly nice people from all over the world…in this case, we just met Frederic Gergaud from Burgundy, France at our home and GAP ‘office’ in Lakeland, Florida…Fred is vacationing on our Gulf Coast beaches and begged permission from his wife and family to pay […] read more
Great American Plates is fortunate to be able to provide the ‘cherry on the sundae’ many times for our good friends and clients by providing that special license plate for a restored classic car…especially after all the hard work and financial investment put into a project…witness the masterpiece of Vance and Robin Young from Columbia, […] read more
Steve Crow of Woodbridge, Virginia is the proud owner of this 1965 Ford Mustang…he recently had GAP supply a very nice pair of appropriate number plates which he immediately cleared through the Virginia DMV and mounted on his pride and joy…Santa’s sleigh can’t hold a candle to it, Steve…congrats! read more
When you give a license plate, you don’t just give a piece of tin or metal you help complete something important to someone else. Whether its completing the restoration of a classic car or that perfect collection. As seen here loyal customers of Daddy O’s in Oxford, Maine, Joel and Rose wanted to help the […] read more
GAP recently supplied John McCaddin with a very nice pair of 1975 NY license plates for his pride and joy, a beautiful Chrysler New Yorker…John mentioned he gets almost as many compliments about the plates as he does his car!…YOM plates are an inexpensive way to complete a restoration or highlight an original-condition ride…thanks for […] read more
At a recent license plate auction in Kennebunk, ME, we recently purchased this porcelain plate…it was reportedly issued to President Woodrow Wilson during his term…he served from 1913 to 1921, the first Democrat to serve consecutive terms since Andrew Jackson!…we’re attempting to authenticate the claim through friends at the Smithsonian…stay tuned!! read more