Motorcycle Plates

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These rare 1914 Motorcycle Plates are the only 4 known to exist.
Since 1914 mc registrations were issued from 1 thru 742,
numbers 839, 944 and 948 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 and #948 are from private collections )
 


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1915


1916

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Rare 1914, 1915 and 1916 Motorcycle Disks.
CLICK on 1914 for LARGER IMAGE

For explanation of disks, see Prestates.

( 1914 Disk from private collection )

( 1915 Disk property of the Tucson Motor Vehicle Division )

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


--------1916 ( RP ) - pvt-


--------1917 ( RP )- pvt


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


--------1922- pvt

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1923 *


1924 pvt


-------1925 - pvt


-----1926- pvt


1928 pvt


-------1929 ( RP )- pvt


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, and all others are from Maricopa County.


*1923 plate is from the Arizona Historical Society Museum Collection,
Southern Az Division, Tucson

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Cycle Plates, 1932-1950

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______1932 Copper__Pvt


______1933 Copper__Pvt


______1934 Copper__Pvt


______1935__Pvt


1936 RP


______1937__Pvt


______1938__Pvt


1939


1942-


____1944___


1945


____----------_1946____ Pvt


1947


1948 *(See Below)

1949

1950

* Click on 1948 for Registration Card

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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.)

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Motorcycles: 1951-71........

Motorcycles: 1972-Present

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