Saskatchewan introducing two retro licence plates
Dec. 2, 2014
Two new retro licence plates - the Collector plate and the Vintage Roughrider plate - will be available for Saskatchewan residents to pre-order through SGI, just in time for the holiday season.
“Green is the colour. It’s the colour of our province, the colour of our pride, and now the colour of two new specialty licence plates Saskatchewan residents can display with pride on their vehicles,” Minister Responsible for SGI Don McMorris said. “We’re going back to our roots and drawing on Saskatchewan’s heritage with the new Collector and Vintage Rider licence plates.”
The retro licence plates are modeled after the 1965 Saskatchewan licence plate. They have a green background with embossed white numbers, border, and lettering along the top and bottom. The Collector plate says “Collector” along the bottom, while the Vintage Rider plate says “Rider Nation” and features a vintage Saskatchewan Roughrider team logo on the left1.
“In Saskatchewan, people are passionate about their classic cars,” Greg Ottenbreit, Minister of Rural and Remote Health and MLA for Yorkton, said. “The new Collector plate is a way for car enthusiasts, myself included, to showcase that passion. It’s the final touch of authenticity to your classic car.”
”The history of our football team is ingrained in Saskatchewan culture,” Jim Hopson, President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club, said. “We all know the Saskatchewan Roughriders have the world’s greatest fans, so it’s exciting to be able to provide fans the opportunity to display their pride with the new Vintage Rider plate.”
Customers can pre-order the plates starting tomorrow (Dec. 3) at 9 a.m., by completing an order form that will be available on SGI’s website. The cost for the Collector plate is $75 plus GST, while the Vintage Rider plate is $100 plus GST. Both plates can be personalized for an additional fee of $75 plus GST.
In addition to the new retro plates, SGI offers four other types of specialty plates: personalized, Veteran, Rider Pride and Memorial Cross.
For more information about the Collector or Vintage Rider licence plates, or the other specialty licence plates available, visit the Specialty licence plates page.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is the province's self-sustaining auto insurance fund. SGI operates 21 claims centres and five salvage centres across Saskatchewan with a head office in Regina. SGI also works with a network of over 400 motor licence issuers across the province. Customers can now do some transactions online. Look for the MySGI link under Online Services on your motor licence issuer's website or SGI's website.