State Archives of Florida: Series 1046, Box 18, Folder 1
License plate contest entry submitted by R. Thomas Wimberly of St. Augustine Beach. Design features drawing of Spanish Galleon in commemoration of the "450th anniversary of the arrival of Hernando DeSoto at Tampa Bay, 1539/1989."
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.