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Get your kicks: Arizona drivers can soon get Route 66 license plate

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PHOENIX — Arizona is getting its kicks with a brand new Route 66 license plate.

House Bill 2145, also known as the, AZ Route 66 License Plate Bill, was passed on May 11 and later signed by Gov. Doug Ducey. The new law will allow the Historical Route 66 Association to create a license plate in honor of the historic road.

The bill was set into motion by Route 66 enthusiast Steve Wingenfeld.

“I attended a Route 66 workshop in Flagstaff in March of 2015 and told them that I would do all the research, work the bill through the legislative process and raise the $32,000 needed to fund the project,” said Wingenfeld in an interview with the Phoenix Business Journal.

The plate will be issued for all cars and motorcycles and will cost $25. Seventeen dollars from each license plate sold will go directly back to the Historical Route 66 Association in order to help preserve Arizona Route 66.

While it is not yet known exactly when the plates will be available, the passing of the bill came just in time the route’s 90th anniversary year.

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