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  • Where are we?
    • Some Washington Specialty Plates take years to collect 3,500 indications of interest. With your help, we did it in THREE DAYS!
    • We’ve currently got over 6,300 plates requested. The bigger this number, the more we can show community support to our legislative partners.
  • What’s next?
    • The license plate will need to be approved by the Washington State Legislature. The response to the pandemic and the associated economic challenges are priority number one right now, so we’re not seeking to get this passed in 2021. However, we’ve had good initial conversations with local legislators, and are working to make this a priority for 2022.
    • We’re working on our marketing and rollout plans for when the plate is approved.
    • We’re continuing to collect signatures, feel free to share with friends and family.

FAQs

  • Will this plate be street legal?
    • Yes! Just like the vanity plates for WSU, UW, Seattle Mariners, etc. these blackout plates will be street legal.
  • What do they cost?
    • $40 for the first year and $30 each renewal year.
  • How much money goes to preserving and evolving car culture?
  • Can I keep my existing plate?
    • Most likely. We are in communication with the DOL confirm. There is an additional “vanity plate” fee for customization.
  • What about motorcycle plates?
    • This is on our radar! As the process continues we will look into adding motorcycle plates.
  • Will the letters on the plate be raised (embossed) or flat?
    • Like all other WA specialty plates, they will be flat due to the printing process used.
  • Is there a timeline for this initiative?
    • We will share a tentative timeline soon! Currently we are in the process of gathering signatures. Once we reach the goal of 3,500 sign-ups, we can move to the next step in legislature.
  • What is America’s Automotive Trust?
    • AAT consists of member organizations including LeMay – America’s Car Museum, the RPM Foundation, Club Auto and the Concours Club, we fulfill our purpose to honor the past, celebrate the present, and drive the future of car culture. Learn more at aat.org.

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