Driving around Michigan it's common to see drivers who have licence plates celebrating colleges and universities in Michigan. No surprise that places supporting the University of Michigan and Michigan State lead the way. (Central Michigan Univerity is the 3rd most popular college plate in the state, by the way - take that Western.)

But you may be very surprised if you were travelling out of state to see licence plates from other states that are honouring Michigan universities. Indeed they do exist. There are 6 states other than Michigan that have license plates for either Michigan State and/or the University of Michigan.

Check out these out-of-state plates made for Michigan ex-pats and fans.

It's interesting that some states have only Michigan State (Georgia) while others (NY, NJ and VA) have only the University of Michigan. Pennsylvania and Texas have plates for both - note PA's U of M plate isn't shown below, the state's website did not have an image of that plate.

Out of State Official Licence Plates Honoring Michigan State and the University of Michigan

Many states other than Michigan offer official licence plates for Michigan State and the University of Michigan.

How to Get an Out Of State Michigan or Michigan State Plate?

Unless you're deciding to move away from Michigan, you don't have much of a chance to get one of these places unless you can find one for sale on eBay. Virginia is an exception - the state allows anyone to purchase a souvenir plate for $10 - and an additional $10 to personalize it. Of course, you couldn't legally use it, but it would be an item few other fans would have.

No matter what plate you sport on your car, to show it off on the streets, you'll need some gas - check out these historic gas prices.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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