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Three new specialty plates available at

Proceeds go to charitable causes
January 12, 2018

PHOENIX – The sound of freedom over the West Valley, classic cars and the wonders of science and technology are celebrated in the newest batch of Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division specialty license plates.

New PlatesPlates commemorating Luke Air Force Base, the Arizona Science Center and the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction are now available at

Specialty plates typically cost $25 annually. Of that, $17 is committed to the organization being supported. In the most recent fiscal year, sales of the plates generated nearly $10 million for charitable causes statewide.

Proceeds from the Luke Air Force Base plate will support Fighter Country Foundation programs and services geared towards morale and well-being, culture, tradition and mission sustainability at the base.

Foundation spokesman Ron Sites said, “We are incredibly excited to launch our new specialty plate. These programs support all military members at Luke Air Force Base, to include Air Force Reserve, Navy, Marines and Army Corps of Engineers. We have always used the phrase ‘The Sound of Freedom’ when educating residents what Luke AFB is, and to now actually have that phrase as well as an F-35 on an Arizona license plate is amazing.”

The Science Center plate will help fund science education programs.

“The Arizona Science Center specialty license plate is truly a win because it is furthering science learning in Arizona,” said Chevy Humphrey, Hazel A. Hare president and CEO of Arizona Science Center. “The drivers who purchase this plate will get to proudly display their love of science while paying it forward. They will create a fund that directly supports programs and field trips for low-income students.”

Funds collected from the Barrett-Jackson plate will be used by Barrett-Jackson Charities to benefit the Driven Hearts initiative for the American Heart Association.

“Barrett-Jackson has long been known for its charitable contributions and corporate culture,” said Barrett-Jackson President Steve Davis. “It’s something that separates Barrett-Jackson from everyone else in the industry. We’ve created an incredible platform to do really great things for very good causes like the American Heart Association, which can help so many people who are close to us. There’s nothing more fulfilling than that.”

In addition to these new releases, two current specialty plates, Route 66 and First Responder, are being made available to motorcycle owners for the first time.

Specialty plates were established by state law in 1989. Legislative approval is required to create a plate.

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Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles en Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.