Since there is no requirement to have a front plate on any vehicle in Michigan that leaves the front plate area open to have some fun with. I have been watching to see what others have done around here but I hadn't seen anything that really caught my eye so I started to think about my options.
First I kind of wanted the black and white UK plate that says MORGAN on it. But, then I thought that strangers may think that I named my 3 wheeler Morgan as they are very rare in these parts, so I kept on thinking about it.
Next I thought about attaching one of those polished Morgan script badges, like you would find on the back of a classic, to the front plate area. This may still be something I try but I'm not super in love with this idea.
Then I thought, since the first 3 wheelers were introduced in 1911 why not try and find a Michigan license plate from 1911? They were black and white like the UK plate I was first thinking of getting, they were made of steel and porcelain which can have a great patina, also according to my order confirmation form the factory, my car was "ordered" by the dealership on 14/7/2011, 100 years on. 1911 was also the year that Michigan approved the state seal which is featured on the plate.
This started my search for a decent quality old plate that didn't break the bank as this will be used and could be damaged. I have found a few places that have some for sale and they fetch $100-300 easily. Well today I scooped one out from underneath someone else at the last minuet on eBay for a solid $61! Now, while I wait for it to arrive in the mail I will continue my search for a better one or better number. Also on my list is a 1911 Michigan chauffeurs badge... the hunt is on.
New front plate: