State Archives of Florida: Series S1046, Box 05, Folder 2
License plate contest entry submitted by "Florida resident of over 45 yrs." Stuart Gates of Palm Beach Gardens, Fl, featuring annotated design of Florida as a "TROPIC LAND," with accompanying note.
This series contains license plate drawings from 1985 maintained by the Division of Motor Vehicles. The drawings and related correspondence are in response to an open contest for citizens to submit their ideas for a new motor vehicle tag design. Over 3,500 entries were submitted to the Division. The Cabinet eventually rejected all of the submissions and settled on just reversing the colors already in use.