These plates were issued in 1975 and carried into 1976. County code numbers are on the left before the small letter
Undated 76 plate was issued in Clark County, Sellersburg issuing office as noted by the 10 E
January 76 expiration issued in Monroe Couty, Ellettsville issuing office as noted by the 53 C
February 76 expiration issued in Marion County, Indianapolis issuing office as noted by the 49 Z
March 76 expiration issued in Vanderbaugh County, Evansville issuing office as noted by the 82 F
April 76 expiration issued in Monroe Couty, Ellettsville issuing office as noted by the 53 C
May 76 expiration issued in Pulaski County, Winamac issuing office as noted by the 66 A
June 76 expiration issued in Bartholomew County, Columbus issuing office as noted by the 3 D

1976 Indiana license plate with April month sticker showing no serial number
The plate was issued in Steuben County, Angola issuing office, as noted by the 76 at the beginning of the serial by the 76 A
June 1976 expiration on Indiana low number plate issued in Cass County


January 1971 started the monthly expirations but from January to June only
Beginning with the 1970 base, Indiana issued expiration stickers which were placed on the bottom of the plate before the embossed date of the following year
This was used until the Heritage State base was issued



Sample version of regular Indiana 76 base plate



During 1976, Indiana replaced its blue on reflective white plates with the Bicentennial theme plate shown above
Undated 1976 Indiana bicentennial plate that would have been issued in Adams County at the Decatur issuing office
Indiana low number Bicentennial plate with May month expiration issued in De Kalb County, not sure of issuing office


These plates were issued in 1976 and carried into 1977 and eventually replaced with the 1978 base. County code numbers are on the left

January 77 expiration issued in Allen County, Fort Wayne issuing office as noted by the 2 B
February 77 expiration issued in Porter County, Valparaiso issuing office as noted by the 64 V
March 77 expiration issued inMarion County, Indianapolis issuing office as noted by the 93 J
April 77 expiration issued in Dearborn County, Aurora issuing office as noted by the 15 B
May 77 expiration issued in Porter County, Chesterton issuing office as noted by the 64 W
June 77 expiration issued in Lake County, Munster issuing office as noted by the 96 C

Beginning in 1976 with the Heritage State stickers, month stickers were made smaller but still used different colors for each month from January through June
These appeared to remain the same color for the same month each year
The month sticker on Heritage State base is 1 3/4 x1"
The "EXP" vertical left followed by first 3 letters of month
JANUARY red/refl yellow
FEBRUARY yellow/refl red
MARCH all refl white/blue
APRIL refl yellow/dark green
MAY all refl white/red
JUNE all refl white/green.
This information is directly from the Indiana ALPCA archives.



Sample version of the Bicentennial plate


1976 Indiana truck plates in the up to 7,000 lbs weight class, and the 7,001 to 9,000 lbs weight class.
The ALPCA archive lists up to 14 different weight classes for this plate: 7, 9, 11, 16, 20, 26, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54, 60, 66 and 66+.
The plate on the right was given to me at the ALPCA 2002 Convention in Niagara Falls, New York, by Joe Wisniewski of La Porte, Indiana, ALPCA #7760



1976 Indiana truck plate in the 7,000 lbs. weight class with metal 76 tab



1976 Indiana trailer in various weight classes. The number represented is in the thousands of lbs.
The ALPCA archive notes 7 different trailer weight classes: 3, 5, 7, 12, 16, 22, and 22+



1976 Indiana tractor license plates in various weight classes



1976 Indiana semi trailer license plate
1976 Indiana semi truck plate

1976 Indiana U.S. Bicentennial amateur radio operator plate expiring in March, 1977
March 1976 expiration on 1976 Indiana license plate



1976 Indiana handicapped plates



1976 Indiana Special Machinery license plate



1976 Governor sample plate of which 25 were made according to the ALPCA archive
The archive also notes this plate both in the Governor's sample section and in the regular Governor's section
1976 Indiana United States Senator license plate which is a little worse for the wear


1976 Indiana State Representative and State Senator license plates



Indiana State Owned vehicle license plates used from 1972 to 1979
Universities received plates with their names embossed on them like the Indiana State University plate shown above


Indiana school bus plate of the type used in 1976


1976 Indiana motorcycle plate and new motorcycle dealer plate


1976 Indiana school bus plates



1976 Indiana Used Car Dealer and New Car Dealer license plates


1976 Indiana house car plate


1976 Indiana farm truck plates with close up of tabs in different weight classes shown below


1976 Indiana farm tractor plate





Unstickered Indiana Disabled American Veteran's plates that would have been used in 1976



Undated Indiana Historic Motor Vehicle license plate on heavy steel of the type that would have been utilized in 1976



1976 Indiana Indianapolis 500 Pace Car license plate
This one has been autographed by Johnny Rutherford, the winner of the Indy 500 in 1974, 1976 and 1980



1976 Indiana transport plate



Temporary Indiana license tag expiring on November 13, 1976



1976 Allen County, Indiana horse drawn vehicle plate
1976 LaGrange County non-motor vehicle plate
1976 Jay County horse drawn vehicle
1976 Elkhart County non-motor vehicle plate




1976 Boone County, Indiana Civil Defense plate
1976 Marshal County, Indiana Civil Defense plate

1976 Indiana Well Drilling Contractors Assn. plate

Indiana water well drilling equipment plates used during 1976



Wabash, Indiana bicycle plate expiring on April 30, 1976
 



Privately issued 1976 Indiana American Revolution Bicentennial booster plate



Lake County, Indiana Farm Bureau Co-operative booster plate on the left
On the right is a similar plate from the Newton County Stone Quarry
The plates appear to be made out of a fibreglass material
Below is a booster from Hank's Tire Serve of Winamac, Indiana and the University of Indiana in Bloomington






1976 Monroeville, Indiana and Salem, Indiana souvenir plates


1976 South Bend, Indiana souvenir plate.
1976 Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana Bicentennial booster plate

1976 Mishawaka, Indiana Bicentennial booster plate
1976 New Albany, Indiana Bicentennial booster plate

1976 Logansport, Indiana Bicenntennial booster plate
1976 Hagerstown, Indiana booster plate

1976 Newburgh, Indiana Bicentennial booster plate

1976 Indiana bicentennial booster plate




1976 Indiana State Fair booster plate



1975-76 Marion, Indiana basketball state champs souvenir plate
1975-1976 Warsaw, Indiana Girls basketball champs souvenir plate



Front and back of an odd Indianapolis 500 spectator souvenir license plate
It is made of a thick plastic/acrylic like material
I am not sure why they would have printed both sides



1976 Alexandria, Indiana De Voe Chevrolet advertising plate
1976 Indianaoplois Ford Plant booster plate

Wilton-Armetale made Indiana Bicentennial booster plate


1976 campaign booster plate for the re-election on Indiana U.S. Senator Vance Hartke


 

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