SPORTS / NASCAR PLATES
These became available in October 2010.
These were New Jersey's first COMPLETELY FLAT plates to be issued.
2010/2011R/M 10AA - approx. R/M 99BC
|The numbering for all the sports plates starts with a stacked RM prefix ... why RM do you ask ?|
They are the initials of the then-Chairman and Chief Administrator of the NJ MVC: Raymond Martinez.
It's good to be the King...
Although issuance technically started in October 2010, no plates were seen on the road until March 2011.
Pictures of RM10AA from Joe Pugliese
This is the FIRST sports plate issued,
and the FIRST flat plate issued.
Photographed in use - Aug 2015.
|From 2010 ro 2014 (AA to DM suffixes) the plates were manufactured on-demand, so there is no correlation between the team and the suffix.|
Looks like some were produced in groups, as sequential (or close) numbers are sometimes for the same team.
2012approx. R/M 10BD - R/M 99CK
Jon Cohen76ers - first sighting
Letter "I" usedChuck Sakryd
Letter "I" used
2013approx. R/M 10CL - R/M 99DA
As of the beginning of 2013, the following NASCAR plates were discontinued:
#5 Mark Martin #9 Kasey Kahne #17 Matt Kenseth #39 Ryan Newman
The NJ Nets plate was also discontinued (they moved to Brooklyn, NY).
2014approx. R/M 10DB - R/M 99DM
(also see notes below)
In 2014, 3 new NASCAR plates were released: #3 Dale Earnhardt Sr. #10 Danica Patrick Ford Racing.
Last known plates in the D- series were R/M xxDM (highest spotted: R/M 95DM).
These stopped at R/M 99DM.