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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Gator license plates top best-sellers list

In the battle of specialty license plates, the Gators managed to beat panthers, sharks, manatees, dolphins and other wildlife last year.

UF specialty license plates were the best-selling plates in 2007 with 105,361 sales, beating out the second-place "Protect the Panther" plate, according to a UF news release.

Florida State University, the closest university competitor, sold 30,000 fewer plates.

The specialty plate's success can be attributed to a new design, heavy promotion and UF's athletic success in 2007, said Dan Williams, UF's director of marketing.

"There's such tremendous pride in being a Gator," Williams said.

Along with spreading The Gator Nation's message, the plates help with university funds. Each plate costs an additional $25 when purchased or renewed. Sixty percent of the money goes toward scholarships, and 40 percent goes to general fundraising, according to the press release.

The license plates can be purchased at any Florida tag agency.

Williams said if sales downturn in the coming years, the plate might be redesigned.

However, there should be no reason for the plates to decrease in popularity in the coming year, he added.

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