Arizona’s governor recently signed into law a measure that will create a commemorative Route 66 license plate designed by the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona.
Tom Spear, executive vice president of the association, spoke to the Phoenix Business Journal about the new law:
The group is working on a design for the plates, which must be approved by the state. After that, a timeline for availability of plates should be in place, he said.
“We look forward to this project not only as a fundraiser but also to create more awareness of Route 66 and the role it has played in our history,” Spear said.
Steve Wingenfeld, a specialist in collector car insurance, was the one who primarily shepherded the bill through the Arizona Legislature and raised the money needed for it. He became enthused about the idea after participating in the annual Arizona Route 66 Fun Run with his wife and grandchildren.
KTAR-TV also had more details about the plate:
The plate will be issued for all cars and motorcycles and will cost $25. Seventeen dollars from each license plate sold will go directly back to the Historical Route 66 Association in order to help preserve Arizona Route 66.
It’s not known when the Arizona Route 66 license plate will be available.
Plenty of decorative license plates are available, as well, but they’re not street-legal for vehicles such as the ones linked above.