License Plates and Frames
Personalized License Plates
The popularity of personalized license plates has increased significantly throughout the years especially since the Internet was born. It is now very convenient to shop on line for personalized auto tags. License plates are a great medium for self expression and make great personalized gifts for men, women, new drivers, graduates and hobbyists.
We carry a wide variety of personalized license plates and frames including truck license plates, car license plates, plates related to schools, vehicle manufacturers, and even license plates with flags.
In addition to this we carry very appealing European auto plates and Japanese license plates and novelty tags for a variety of different hobbies. We also carry car tags related to the military, religion, and specific organizations.
License Plate Frames
All of our license plate frames are rust proof and are made with either brass and zinc alloy or a combination of zinc and chrome. We have a wide variety of college auto plate frames, car license holders and truck license plate frames.
Feel free to browse all of our license plates and license plate frames and take a look at some of our unique car accessories as well.
A History of the License Plate
License plates were originally thought of back in the late 1800’s in the United States because the early automobiles were causing roads to deteriorate quickly. Even though the first state-required license plate wasn’t issued until 1903 in Massachusetts, as early as 1893 the States began to realize that some form of regulation and financial resources were needed to repair and keep up with the roads.
In addition to this, public safety was becoming a concern and law enforcement needed a way to keep tabs on the vehicle owner and their actions. That’s how the license plate was born.
The Very First Auto Plate
In 1901, New York was the first state to require license plates. However, New York did not issue license plates back then, so interestingly enough the very first license plates were created by the individual owners of these early vehicles. These early auto plates typically just had the vehicle owners’ initials.
The First State Issued Auto Plate
The very first state-issued license plate was issued in Massachusetts and actually had a number “1” on it. It was issued to a man named Frederick Tudor. Rumor has it that his relatives still keep up with the registration of this very first state-issued license tag.
License Plates Now
License plates in all states and provinces are either semi-permanent or permanent and last either for a period of longer than a year or throughout the ownership of the vehicle. When registration fees are due annually, decals are issued to attach to the license plate.
Currently there are 31 out of the 51 States and Jurisdictions that require two plates for each vehicle, a front auto plate and a rear auto plate. The rest of the Jurisdictions require just a license tag at the rear of the vehicle.
Featured License Plates and Car Accessories
We are currently customizing only the Japanese Plates. We only sell the items that are shown on this website.