Last of sports-themed plate offerings
Do you support the Eagles, the Jets, even the Giants enough to order a new New Jersey license plate that bears an image of one of the teams' helmets and logo?
The state Motor Vehicle Commission Tuesday announced it has completed its initial line-up of sports-themed license plate with the introduction of plates that feature the three teams.
"Not only is there great fan support throughout the state for these teams, but the New Meadowlands Stadium will be hosting the Super Bowl in just three years," MVC Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez said. "This collection of NFL plates should be an even bigger hit with New Jersey motorists now that two of these teams are headed to the playoffs."
Martinez was referring to the Eagles and Jets. Giants' fans are waiting for the Yankees and Mets to open spring training.
The MVC is offering the plates through the mail with order forms available online at www.njmvc.gov/sports or at any one of the 39 motor vehicle agencies. Plates are $60 for an initial purchase with an annual renewal fee of $60. Personalized plates are also available for purchase. Revenue generated from the sale of the plates will go to the state's general fund.
NFL plates are the last genre of sports plates to be introduced by the MVC in its initial offering. On Oct. 20, the MVC unveiled its line of NASCAR-themed license plates. There are 10 driver plates to choose from, as well as a NASCAR fan plate and a Hall of Fame plate that honors the late Dale Earnhardt. The Devils' license plate was unveiled on Nov. 10. Baseball and basketball plates were introduced shortly after.
"The sale of sports plates is a win-win for the state as it allows fans the unique opportunity to show their pride on their vehicles while providing another valuable source of revenue," Martinez said.
— TOM HESTER SR., NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM