Bumper Bytes

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
Our French Connection Frederic Gergaud is a license plate collector and a GAP customer from Quetigny, France…he’s having a hard time explaining to his wife and kids how he got ‘hooked on plates’, so if you can help him explain it, post some suggestions on our Facebook page for him…and check out that beautiful VW […] read more
Sometime ago we were emailed by a gentleman from Greenwood, SC…said he had found our site and wondered if we would be interested in his ‘collection’ of late 1930’s SC license plates…turns out, as seen in the accompanying pictures, that his dad had accummulated the plates ‘back then’ and used them for ‘shingles’ on two […] read more
On a beautiful Saturday morning in Elgin, Illinois, about 40 license plate scavengers attended the Damisch estate auction of about 425 lots of license plates….the entire event was professionally managed by the Bunte Auction House…plate lots were well-displayed, the auction room was comfortable and spacious, and food service was available…starting promptly at 10:00 am, the […] read more
We recently received an order for a pair of ‘vanity’ plates from Crystal Corrigan right here in our hometown of Lakeland, FL…as we came to learn, Crystal has been saving images of clever word-play plates for about five years, most of them displayed on a door in her home!…now she’s actually collecting the plates themselves…she is […] read more
While you might not see it on the Grand Concours at Pebble Beach, this 1955 Packard is still near and dear to Phillip Turton…Great American Plates recently found a nice 1955 Pennsylvania plate for him, and as we tell our wives, beauty is in the eye of the beholder! read more