Motorcycle Plates

 
 

 
     
     


 


These rare 1914 Motorcycle Plates are the only 3 known to exist.
Since 1914 mc registrations were issued from 1 thru 742,
numbers 839 and 944 would be from the unissued overrun leaving
#25 as the only 1914 mc known that was ever issued, and it is still riveted
to the 1911 Thor motorcycle it was registered to as shown above.
They measure 2 7/8 x 7 1/2 and are shown to a larger scale than those below.

( #25 along with cycle and #839 from private collections )



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1914

 


1915

 


1916

Rare 1914, 1915 and 1916 Motorcycle Disks.
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For explanation of disks, see Prestates.

( 1914 Disk from private collection )

( 1915 Disk property of the Tucson Motor Vehicle Division )


             
             
 


--------1915 ( RP )- pvt

 


--------1918 - pvt---

 


--------1922- pvt

 
             
             


1923 *

 


1925 *

 


1926 *


Vertical-format MC plates are known for 7 years: 1923 thru 1929. They measure about 4 1/8 by 7 1/4.
Up to 1929, the verticals were County-coded with the top number representing the County.
In this case, the '23 is from Cochise County, the '25 from Yavapai, and the '26 from Maricopa.

*1923 plate is from the Arizona Historical Society Museum Collection,
Southern Az Division, Tucson
* 1925 plate is from the Ken Law collection.
* 1926 plate is from the Duane Johnson collection.



 

Cycle Plates, 1933-1953

 


______1933 Copper__private

 


______1934 Copper__private

 


1936 RP

 


______1937__Private

 


1939

 


1942-

 


____----------_1944___ Private

 


1945

 


____----------_1946____ Private

 


1947

 
1948 *(See Below)
         

1949
 
1950
 
__________1951___ Private
     


1952 RP

 


1953

* Click on 1948 for Registration Card




Arizona Motorcycle Registrations, 1912-1975


1912-13-..483   1920.....542   1930.....390   1940......513   1950....3617   1960......8377   1970....34079
1914.........742   1921.....440   1931.....379   1941......543   1951....3335   1961......9618   1971....42545
1915.........771   1922.....424   1932.....309   1942......686   1952....3474   1962....11436   1972....49072
1916.........805   1923.....392   1933.....293   1943......738   1953....3405   1963....12698   1973....56410
1917.........868   1924.....372   1934.....344   1944......864   1954....3509   1964....13085   1974....64628
1918.........685   1925.....359   1935.....356   1945....1178   1955....3584   1965....14215   1975....67420
1919.........596   1926.....337   1936.....345   1946....1563   1956....3755   1966....17122    
    1927.....271   1937.....423   1947....2722   1957....4981   1967....20231    
    1928.....281   1938.....452   1948....3545   1958....7092   1968....25220    
    1929.....396   1939.....440   1949....3548   1959....8101   1969 ...27443    

Sources: 1912-17 stats from the Arizona archives,
1928-75 from the Arizona DOT

(Some sources show slightly higher figures for most years due to including State, County, Municipal plates.)

 

Motorcycles: 1954-71............Motorcycles: 1972-Present

 



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