Thursday, May 21, 2009

1988-90 - Back Home Again!


Now this was more like it.

Following the "Wander" fiasco, people hoped and prayed that Indiana would do right and come up with a design that atoned for all the sins of ugliness committed by the previous monstrosity, and the "Back Home Again" design did it admirably.

Strangely, however, despite the fact that Indiana's counties had kept the same plate prefixes since 1963, someone in the BMV decided to cook up a small blue sticker with each county's name. Good idea? Maybe, but the execution stunk. After a few car washes, the white printing on the stickers, which was already nearly illegible at more than 10 feet, virtually disappeared.

Aside from that, the plate was a triumph.

Where mine came from:
1988: Madison County
1989: Hamilton County
1990: Spencer County (issued to my mother, Susan Newkirk, and used first on a 1985 Plymouth Voyager, and then briefly on a 1990 Plymouth Grand Voyager)

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