Ohio awarded new license plate

Staff report

A special license plate featuring the distinctive red, white and blue Lincoln Highway logo has been awarded to The Ohio Lincoln Highway Historic Byway, thanks to the efforts of State Senator Clifford Hite, Findlay, who introduced the bill last year.

When vehicle owners purchase the official Lincoln Highway license plate at a cost of $35 each, $25 from every license plate sold comes right back to the Ohio Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor. (The $35 annual special-plate fee is in addition to the cost of regular license renewal and registration.) More information is available at BMV.Ohio.gov.

The new plate will also include the declaration: “America’s First Coast-to-Coast Road.” Lincoln Highway license plates will be created once 150 orders are received. Proceeds from the sale of the special plates will help provide signage and promote better awareness of the historic road.

“Because of books, the TV series and movie mentions, just about everyone is familiar with Route 66,” said Lincoln Highway Executive Director Mike Hocker. “But the Lincoln Highway was built earlier, is much longer and had the greatest impact on the automotive culture we know today.”

Hocker added that the new license plate will be a fun way to spread the word about the interesting history and the experience the road offers travelers while supporting efforts to tell the Lincoln Highway story.

Anyone interested in purchasing the plates can also have personalized (vanity) plate number produced on the special plates, as long as it does not exceed six numbers or letters. Because the initial order requires a minimum of 150 signatures to produce the plates, interested persons are encouraged to call 419-468-6773 or email [email protected] for instructions on acquiring Lincoln Highway license plates.

The Ohio Lincoln Highway Historic Byway, is a non-profit corporation organized in 2000 to promote the history of the road through travel and tourism. It was granted Ohio byway status in 2004.


Staff report