Bombers unveil new specialty licence plate

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have released another specialty licence plate for fans.
The new Bomber plate is gold with blue lettering and sports the club's latest logo. (Trevor Brine/CBC)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have released another specialty licence plate for fans of the CFL team.

The limited-edition plate comes one year after the club released — and sold out of — its True Blue plate.

"We're very pleased to be able to offer our fans another wave of Bomber licence plates, while also changing the look," said Blue Bomber president and CEO Garth Buchko.

The first specialty plate has a blue background and featured a retro Bomber logo on one side. The logo, a bold blue "W" on a yellow football, was used by the team from 1963 until 1994.

At the bottom of the plate are the words "True Blue" between the spaces for the insurance stickers.

The new plate is gold with blue lettering and sports the club's latest logo, which is a return to the classic white "W" with blue trim. The lightning bolt logo, which team used from 1995 until 2011, is included at the bottom of the plate.

"There's a real air of excitement surrounding the football club as it prepares to defend its Eastern Conference title and get back to the Grey Cup," said Andrew Swan, minister responsible for the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation (MPI).

"To show support of their team, Bomber fans now have the opportunity to purchase a second, unique licence plate."

There are 5,000 of the new plates, which will be available May 28 at any of the province's 300 Autopac agents.

Each set costs $70, of which the Bombers will receive $30.