As a young New Mexican, the first license plate I recall was the White and Red plate (Circa 1970's) on my old man Fooj's White '69 Mustang. My mom's purple Oldsmobile Starfire had the new fangled Yellow and Red plate.
In the 1980's they added U.S.A, because New Mexico!
In the Nineteen Nineties they added a bunch of Doohickies like a Yucca and some NM Flair on top!
The 1990's also had this plate! Love it or hate it?
My grandpa Natividad had vintage NM Plates nailed up in his garage. I used to marvel people lived in 1913!
I'm not very crazy about it! When I first saw it, I wondered if someone's cousin at the DMV designed it! Here are some drafts.
While I support the sentiment of supporting the Troops, I believe this is the most poorly designed current plate.
These on the other hand are pretty fun, but when you have so many choices, what is our shared identity?
Thanks for travelling down memory lane with me today!
In August I'm going to be focusing on books on NM?
If you have any favorites, shoot me a message?
My favorite New Mexico Book is 'Red Sky at Morning'!
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