Route 66 inspires travel adventure, fun arts, crafts and decor that show off our affection for the Old Road. One way enthusiasts do that is collect license plates from the 8 states that Route 66 transited — Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.
There are folks who like to display the license plates on a wall in the office, den, recreation room or “man cave”, arranging them in ways that reflect the route. Taking that a step further, crafters and artists may use the license plates within the creation of an artwork that reflects the adventure, dreams or experience of traveling along the Old Road.
If this is you or someone you know, we can help start you on your way with our Route 66 License Plate Package. We worked to gather plates for each state and assembled a package just for you. Our Route 66 Plate Package has a license plate from each state that Route 66 passes through so that you can immediately display or work with the plates. Our Route 66 License Plate package is available in our eBay store and Etsy store. You can shop at either place.
The Mother Road encouraged travelers to cross the continent from Chicago to Santa Monica by car from 1926 to 1985. It was a network of highways connected by iconic Route 66 signs that showed the way. Decommissioned in 1985, enthusiasts still drive the historic route (originally 2448 miles), visiting the storied landmarks along the way.
Barb Sistak and Tom Baur
The License Plate Gal and The License Plate Guy
at License Plate Garage