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Old 01-27-2013, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
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Does anyone else think that it's time for Iowa to get new license plates, I find them old and ugly looking.. seeing as they've been the same design since 1996..
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Saginaw, MI
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Really? I like them! I have a license plate collection and yours is one of my favourites. It's simple, peaceful looking, and illustrates what one thinks of when one hears Iowa, corn, barns, and silos. :P
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:19 PM
 
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It is way past due for new license plates. Seems like Iowa used to issue new plates in every year ending in a '6', so by that logic we're 7 years over due. But I agree, I think the current design is old, tired and ugly.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:42 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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No. the current design is fine, like the colors.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:37 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Back in the 80's, when I grew up, plate designs were MUCH simpler. I think back then, Iowa was just white characters on a blue background. Much easier to recognize than all these gradiated things we have now with all the crazy designs on them.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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The police and highway patrol in South Dakota used to like the old blue Iowa license plates. It was much easier to pick them out, especially in the small border towns that needed the additional revenue. Yep, that's the "ticket".
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:57 AM
 
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Really? I like them! I have a license plate collection and yours is one of my favourites. It's simple, peaceful looking, and illustrates what one thinks of when one hears Iowa, corn, barns, and silos. :P
There is also a city skyline in there.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:20 PM
 
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No. the current design is fine, like the colors.
Keep the design but tweek the colors a little
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:09 AM
 
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Ya, I remember those old blue and white ones. Nebraska had those old bicentennial plates for years and years, God they were ugly.

The current tags aren't bad, not great but ok. How much does it cost to changes designs? If there is a cost attached, I say leave them alone. Whatever design they choose, it shouldn't be overly busy, be neutral enough they won't clash with a vehicles color and be very easy to read. That's the most important part.

How many tags you have in your collection, Themaskedman55? Do you have them on flicker or anywhere? Call it strange but I like seeings people's collections of tags and they usually have some stories to go along with the plates.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
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Speaking of license plates, what is with the people who can't follow the simple instruction of placing the annual sticker in the lower left hand corner of the plate? Have you seen these people? They have the stickers plastered all over the place.

Very small pet peeve, just more curious if anyone has any idea why people do that. Maybe they used to live in a state where you didn't just cover last year's sticker with the new one?
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