Chile license plate receives national recognition

New Mexico

One New Mexico license plate is getting some national attention for its design.

Tuesday, Governor Susana Martinez and the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association, announced that New Mexico’s “Chile Capital of the World” license plate is the winner of “America’s Best License Plate Award for 2017.” 

In 2011, the state won the same ALPCA “Best Plate” award for the popular turquoise plate that honored New Mexico state’s centennial anniversary.

“I’m very proud to accept this award on behalf of the people of New Mexico,” said Governor Martinez in a press release. “Chile plays a significant role in our state’s culture and is one of our greatest treasures. This license plate lets the world know that New Mexico is – without a doubt – the Chile Capital of the World.”

A total of 17 license plates were nominated for the award. Hawaii came in second place followed by Wyoming and Oklahoma. 

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