Well, they figured it went so well the first time around that they'd do it again.

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Back in 2021, the Michigan Department of State released a license plate that hadn't been around since the '60s, 1965 to be specific.

If you're unfamiliar with the license plate I'm talking about, Michigan brought back this bad boy:


This blue and yellow license plate was re-released in December 2021, and from then until November 2023, over 1.2 million plates were issued, making it an extremely popular plate.

Michigan Brings Back Throwback License Plate From the '60s

Later this month (January 2024), the Michigan Department of State is releasing another retro plate, this time, a green and white one.

Michigan Department of State
Michigan Department of State

The blue and yellow plate is known as the "water-winter wonderland". This green and white one is the "water wonderland" plate, and it represents something special in Michigan history.

What This Michigan License Plate Has to Do with Martin Luther King Jr.

The Detroit Free Press says it all relates to "the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. and UAW President Walter Reuther's Walk to Freedom in Detroit." The Michigan Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson, said, "The new plate will serve as a reminder of the work that still needs to be done to achieve full equality and justice for all."

I'm sure this plate, like the blue and yellow one before it, will see a huge uptick in popularity over the next couple of years. To be honest, I kind of want one myself...

If you're interested in getting one of these plates for yourself, they'll be available on January 27th.

These 10 Rejected Michigan License Plates Are Hilarious

The state of Michigan released a list of banned vanity plate requests.
There are over 21,000 personalized plates that have been banned by the Michigan Department of State for being dirty, graphic, or hateful. These are some of them.

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What Did Michigan’s License Plates Look Like The Year You Were Born?

Michigan is home to so much motor vehicle history. Let's take a look back in time to see some of the cool and interesting Michigan license plates of the past.

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