USA AUTO THEMES

In 1925 an executive from General Motors named Walter Chrysler founded his own car company. Three years later, after he bought Fargo truck company and the Dodge Brothers Company, the Automotive Daily News coined the term “the Big Three” to describe the dominant troika that Chrysler formed with GM and Ford (which has its own section on this website). Chrysler that same year also established the Plymouth and DeSoto brands, but in the 1970s a number of factors including the 1973 oil crisis impacted Chrysler’s sales, and by the late 1970s, Chrysler was on the verge of bankruptcy. Lee Iacocca was brought in as CEO and is credited with returning the company to profitability in the 1980s.
(Note – if you like to read about him get hold of a copy of “Where have all the Leaders Gone” – its good stuff). In 1987, Chrysler acquired American Motors Corporation, which brought the profitable Jeep brand under the Chrysler umbrella. Then in 1998 Chrysler merged with German automaker Daimler-Benz AG to form DaimlerChrysler. Nowadays after a government bail out following the GFC, Chrysler still sells vehicles worldwide under its flagship Chrysler brand, as well as the Dodge, Jeep, and Ram brands. It also manufactures vehicles sold under the Fiat brand in North America. Other major divisions of Chrysler include Mopar and SRT.

General Motors started in 1908 as a holding company for Buick. It acquired Oldsmobile then Cadillac, Elmore, Oakland and the Reliance and Rapid Companies, the predecessors of GMC Truck. Then the Chevrolet Motor Car Company came into the mix.
In the early 1980s GM employed 349,000 workers and operated 150 assembly plants, and GM led global sales for 77 consecutive years from 1931 through 2007, longer than any other automaker. In 2008/9/10, GM has ranked as the 2nd largest global automaker. Along the way, following the GFC of 2008, a failure to obtain government loans caused GM to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009. The company then shed several brands, closing Saturn and Pontiac, and emerged from Chapter 11 and back to profitability in 2010.

Today GM produced cars and trucks in 37 countries through the following brands: Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Baojun, Holden, Isuzu, Jie Fang, Opel, Vauxhall, and Wuling.

  • USA SIZE PLATE – PERSONALISED CUSTOM MADE

    A USA SIZE PLATE - PERSONALISED CUSTOM MADE is a way of personalising your own US Sized Novelty Plate - these embossed plates can be done as "One Offs" or in large numbers and production turnaround is on a weekly cycle. USA Size plate (30.5cm x 15.5cm) without mounting holes. (Sorry but no holes in the first batch of 50 but next batch will have holes) Can have one line of embossed characters in a choice of three different heights Large (L) = 80mm / Medium (M) =60mm and Small (S) =50mm. If 'L' or ‘M’ chosen no more than 6 characters including one space. If ‘S’ is chosen no more than 9 characters including one space. The embossed characters are normally placed central on the plate but can be bottom justified but not top justified In addition to diamonds, dashes, dot/fullstops, we now have even more punctuation options on characters that can be embossed as shown on an attached image. The new characters are: a proper number one with a serif - 1 a hash tag - # apostrophe – ‘ and symbol - & at symbol - @ USA size plates are available in the following background colours: White, Black. Characters and borders can be embossed in the following colours: White; Black; Blue; Yellow; Gold; Silver; Green; Red; Maroon By law we must avoid character combinations that are similar to state issued licenced or personalised registration plates and in general this includes avoiding the following Alpha Numeric combinations:  AAA NN / AA NNN / AAA NNN / NNN AAA / NNN AA  / AA NN AA  / NAAANNN. For bona fide car collectors and exhibitors we can get around this if our customer provides a signed statement of intentional use. There is a Colour chart posted on this website at http://dixiesouvenirs.com/shop/colour-chart-for-aussie-custom-plates/ or there is an icon to click on in the linked products below

  • PONTIAC SERVICE

    The PONTIAC SERVICE circular sign features Pontiac which was a brand of automobiles manufactured and sold by General Motors (GM); though production ended in 2010, Pontiac remains a registered and active trademark of GM. The Pontiac automobile brand was established in 1926 as a companion make for GM's more expensive line of Oakland automobiles. The Pontiac cars overtook its Oakland parent in popularity and supplanted the Oakland brand entirely by 1933. Pontiac became a companion make for Chevrolet. Pontiac was sold in the United States, Canada, and Mexico by GM. Pontiac was advertised as the performance division of General Motors for many years, while specializing in mainstream vehicles. Pontiac was relatively more popular in Canada, where for much of its history it was marketed as a low-priced vehicle. In late 2008 and early 2009, amid financial problems and restructuring efforts, GM announced it would discontinue manufacturing and marketing vehicles under the Pontiac brand by the end of 2010 and focus on four core brands in North America: Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, and GMC. The last Pontiac badged cars were built in December 2009, with one final vehicle built in January, 2010. Franchise agreements for Pontiac dealers expired October 31, 2010. This is a flat non-embossed sign measuring 12ins (30cm) diameter and is made from durable and long lasting high quality tin which can be hung inside or outside. Each is pre-drilled so ready to hang. We sell for a great price and offer a wide variety so get yours today! Novelty signs are great for adding a touch of fun or nostalgia and there are heaps of them available with everything from Classic Muscle cars to Hollywood legends. Not only something with shed, games room or kitchen value these vintage signs have flair and decoration potential and a sort of artistic beauty that adds charisma and character to the place they are displayed. For protection from factory to customer each PONTIAC SERVICE circle sign is supplied in shrink wrap and is freighted with extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition and ready for hanging on display in store.

  • SHELL MOTOR OIL CAN

    The SHELL MOTOR OIL CAN Tin sign is one of several we have in motor oils. Wikipedia tells us Shell Oil Company is the United States-based subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, a multinational "oil major" of Anglo-Dutch origins, which is amongst the largest oil companies in the world. Approximately 22,000 Shell employees are based in the U.S. The U.S. head office is in Houston, Texas. Shell Oil Company, including its consolidated companies and its share in equity companies, is one of America's largest oil and natural gas producers, natural gas marketers, gasoline marketers and petrochemical manufacturers. Shell is the market leader through approximately 25,000 Shell-branded gas stations in the U.S. which also serve as Shell's most visible public presence. Shell Oil Company is a 50/50 partner with the Saudi Arabian government-owned oil company Saudi Aramco in Motiva Enterprises, a refining and marketing joint venture which owns and operates three oil refineries on the Gulf Coast of the United States. The Shell Oil Company Warehouse, built in 1925 and located at 425 S. N. 16th Ave. Phoenix, Arizona. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Shell products include oils, fuels, and car services as well as exploration, production, and refining of petroleum products. The Shell Oil Refinery in Martinez, California, the first Shell refinery in the United States, supplies Shell and Texaco stations in the West and Midwest. Shell gasolines previously included the RU2000 and SU2000 lines (later there was a SU2000E) but they have been superseded by the V-Power line. In 1997, Shell and Texaco entered into two refining/marketing joint ventures. One combined their Midwestern and Western operations and was known as Equilon. The other, known as Motiva, combined the Eastern and Gulf Coast operations of Shell Oil and Star Enterprise, itself a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Texaco. After Texaco merged with Chevron in 2001, Shell purchased Texaco's shares in the joint ventures. In 2002, Shell began converting these Texaco stations to the Shell brand, a process that was to be completed by June 2004 and was called "the largest retail re-branding initiative in American business history.". In the year 2016, Shell Nederland Raffinaderij BV (Shell Pernis) said that it has started a new aromatics unit at the large Pernis refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Novelty Tin signs are great for adding a touch of fun or nostalgia and there are heaps of them available with everything from Classic Muscle cars to Hollywood legends. Not only something with shed, games room or kitchen value these vintage signs have flair and decoration potential and a sort of artistic beauty that adds charisma and character to the place they are displayed. BONUS! – Each SHELL MOTOR OIL CAN sign is supplied in a free clear plastic pocket ready for hanging on display in store. Measuring 12.5 x 16 ins (32 x 40cm) and made from durable and long lasting high quality tin they can be hung inside or outside and each is pre-drilled so ready to hang and also look very nice framed. We sell for a great price and offer a wide variety so get yours today! For protection from factory to customer each is freighted with extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition

  • INTERCEPTORS

    The INTERCEPTORS novelty plate is all about the specially built pursuit cars or "Interceptors", made famous as iconic muscle cars in the movies This plate comes standard as completely flat and non-embossed but for a little more cost we are able to give it a pressed out embossed border, so you have a choice. Please select your preference from the drop down menu. These novelty number  plates are made from high quality aluminium and the artwork applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 37 x 13 cm, exactly the same as the traditional fully embossed type of plate and look just like our other Aussie made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. One great advantage the flat non-embossed version is that owing to the absence of embossed border, and being just under 1 mm thick, it’s quite flexible and will flex about 10 cm from the centre, so can be mounted on curved surfaces. Each embossed rim style plate is sealed in a clear plastic sleeve, and each flat non-embossed plate is shrink-sealed in plastic film, so both types are ready for retail display, plus we offer the option of fixing them to a cardboard display card, so they can then be hung and displayed on the same display racks that are used for the other Aussie size plates we sell. To see what the display card looks like please click here For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition If you would like plates made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on creating a plate to your design please click here Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable.

  • BEACH WOODY

    Our BEACH WOODY is all about the legendary "woodie" - a car body style with rear bodywork constructed of wood framework with infill wood panels. Originally, wood framework augmented the car's structure, where later models featured applied wood and wood-like elements. Ultimately, manufacturers supplanted wood construction with a variety of materials and methods to recall wood construction — including infill metal panels, metal framework, or simulated wood-grain sheet vinyl, sometimes augmented with three-dimensional, simulated framework. In 2008, wood construction was evoked abstractly on the Ford Flex with a series of side and rear horizontal grooves. Novelty Tin signs are great for adding a touch of fun or nostalgia and there are heaps of them available with everything from Classic Muscle cars to Hollywood legends. Not only something with shed, games room or kitchen value these vintage signs have flair and decoration potential and a sort of artistic beauty that adds charisma and character to the place they are displayed. BONUS! – Each BEACH WOODY is supplied in a free clear plastic pocket ready for hanging on display in store. Measuring 12.5 x 16 ins (32 x 41cm) and made from durable and long lasting high quality tin. They can be hung inside or outside and each is pre-drilled so ready to hang and also look very nice framed. We sell for a great price and offer a wide variety so get yours today! For protection from factory to customer each is freighted with extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition

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USA AUTO THEMES / Chevrolet

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Chevrolet , colloquially referred to as Chevy is an American automobile division of the American manufacturer General Motors (GM). The company started on November 3, 1911 as the Chevrolet Motor Car Company. The Chevrolet brand became the volume leader in the General Motors family, selling mainstream vehicles to compete with Henry Ford's Model T in 1919 and overtaking Ford as the best-selling car in the United States by 1929.

  • 1956 CHEVY BELAIR ONE COOL RIDE

    The 1956 CHEVY BELAIR ONE COOL RIDE Tin sign is one of several we have in Chevy classics. The Chevrolet Bel Air was a full-size automobile that was produced by Chevrolet (a division of General Motors) from 1950–1981. This sign depicts the 2nd generation (1955–1957) car which superceded 1st generation with all new styling and power. It was first called the "Hot One" in GM's advertising campaign. The 1956 Bel Air received a face-lift with a more conventional full-width grille, pleasing those customers who didn't favor the Ferrari-inspired '55 front end. Distinctive two-tone bodyside treatments and graceful front and rear wheel openings completed the "speedline" restyling. Novelty Tin signs are great for adding a touch of fun or nostalgia and there are heaps of them available with everything from Classic Muscle cars to Hollywood legends. Not only something with shed, games room or kitchen value these vintage signs have flair and decoration potential and a sort of artistic beauty that adds charisma and character to the place they are displayed. BONUS! – Each 1956 CHEVY BELAIR ONE COOL RIDE sign is supplied in a free clear plastic pocket ready for hanging on display in store.   Measuring 12.5 x 16 ins (32 x 40cm) and made from durable and long lasting high quality tin they can be hung inside or outside and each is pre-drilled so ready to hang and also look very nice framed. We sell for a great price and offer a wide variety so get yours today!   For protection from factory to customer each is freighted with extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition

  • 350 CHEVY

    Aussie plates (37cm x 13cm) are extremely high quality Australian manufacture made from Aluminium by the same company that’s been producing and selling quality Novelty Plates for many years.Dixie’s plate sizes are the same as those on a normal vehicle, and have embossed characters and an embossed border 

  • CAMARO

    Our CAMARO novelty plate is a standard size 37cm x 13cm aluminium plate with embossed main characters. They are extremely high quality, durable and long lasting and we are proud to say Australian manufactured by the same company that's been producing and selling quality number plates for years.  The CAMARO novelty plates can be hung inside or outside and each is pre-drilled so ready to hang.The Chevrolet Camaro is an automobile manufactured by General Motors (GM) under the Chevrolet brand, classified as a pony car and some versions also as a muscle car. It went on sale on September 29, 1966, for the 1967 model year and was designed as a competing model to the Ford Mustang. The car shared its platform and major components with the Pontiac Firebird, also introduced for 1967.Four distinct generations of the Camaro were developed before production ended in 2002. The nameplate was revived on a concept car that evolved into the fifth-generation Camaro; production started on March 16, 2009.We sell for a great price and offer a wide variety so get yours today!BONUS! – Each is supplied in a free clear plastic pocket with a display card ready for hanging on display in store. For protection from factory to customer each is freighted with extra packing materials to ensure they arrive at your store in tip-top condition

  • CAMARO – word on black

    This US import Dixie Novelty Number Plates measures 12 x 6in (30 x 15cm) and is a lightly embossed productWe carry only the highest quality novelty number plates that are manufactured and these are lightweight aluminium for durability and each is pre-drilled so ready to hang. All these fun and unique designs will make a funny and thoughtful gift sure to generate lots of fun conversation and look great hanging in your garage  bar  rec room  games room or where ever you want to hang them.We sell for a great price and offer a wide variety so get yours today! For protection from factory to customer each is shrink-sealed in plastic film and we freight with extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition. All items we stock are licensed in accordance with trademark and copyright requirements.

  • CAMARO 5 GENERATIONS

    The CAMARO 5 GENERATIONS sign is all about the Chevrolet Camaro manufactured by General Motors (GM) under the Chevrolet brand, classified as a pony car and some versions also as a muscle car. It went on sale on September 29, 1966, for the 1967 model year and was designed as a competing model to the Ford Mustang. The car shared its platform and major components with the Pontiac Firebird, also introduced for 1967. Four distinct generations of the Camaro were developed before production ended in 2002. The nameplate was revived on a concept car that evolved into the fifth-generation Camaro; production started on March 16, 2009. First generation: 1967–1969 Second generation: 1970–1981 Third generation: 1982–1992 Fourth generation: 1993–2002 Fifth generation: 2010–present Novelty Tin signs are great for adding a touch of fun or nostalgia and there are heaps of them available with everything from Classic Muscle cars to Hollywood legends. Not only something with shed, games room or kitchen value these vintage signs have flair and decoration potential and a sort of artistic beauty that adds charisma and character to the place they are displayed. BONUS! – Each CAMARO 5 GENERATIONS is supplied in a free clear plastic pocket ready for hanging on display in store. Measuring 12.5 x 16 ins (32 x 40cm) and made from durable and long lasting high quality tin. They can be hung inside or outside and each is pre-drilled so ready to hang and also look very nice framed. We sell for a great price and offer a wide variety so get yours today! For protection from factory to customer each is freighted with extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition

USA AUTO THEMES / Dodge

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Dodge is an American brand of cars, minivans, and sport utility vehicles. For much of its existence Dodge was Chrysler's mid-priced brand above Plymouth. The Dodge brothers both died and the company was sold to Chrysler in 1928. Dodge vehicles mainly consisted of trucks and full-sized passenger cars through the 1970s, though it made memorable compact cars (such as the 1963-76 Dart) and midsize cars (such as the "B-Body" Coronet and Charger from 1962-79. The Dodge brand has withstood the multiple ownership changes at Chrysler from 1998, including its short-lived merger with Daimler-Benz AG from 1998 to 2007, its subsequent sale to Cerberus Capital Management, its 2009 bailout by the United States government, and its subsequent Chapter 11 bankruptcy and acquisition by Fiat.

  • DODGE

    Aussie plates (37cm x 13cm) are extremely high quality Australian manufacture made from Aluminium by the same company that’s been producing and selling quality Novelty Plates for many years.Dixie’s plate sizes are the same as those on a normal vehicle, and have embossed characters and an embossed border 

  • Dodge – Grab Life

    The Dodge - Grab Life circular sign reflects the Dodge catchphrase initiated in 2001 when DaimlerChrysler AG announced it has adopted a new advertising tag line to market Dodge vehicles, replacing the "Dodge Different" mantra that defined the brand through the late 1990s. Dodge - Grab Life was pitched to tell customers "Grab life by the horns" The line, conceived by Chrysler group's ad agency, PentaMark Worldwide of Troy, Mich., was intended to appeal to buyers with an active lifestyle. The Dodge ram's head logo imagery was intended to communicate toughness to consumers. Circular Signs have a diameter of 300mm and are made of aluminium. Each is shrink sealed in clear plastic, so ready for retail display, plus for protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition If you would like signs or plates made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on creating a plate to your design please click here Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable.

  • DODGE CARS & TRUCKS DEPENDABLE SERVICE

    Measuring 45cm x 30cm this Dixie novelty sign is made in the USA from high quality aluminium and is very durable and long lasting and may be placed and used outside. Each is pre-drilled top and bottom so ready to hang. We sell for a great price,and offer a wide variety so get yours today! For protection from factory to customer,each is shrink-sealed in plastic film and we freight with extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top conditionAll items we stock are licensed in accordance with trademark and copyright requirements.

  • DODGE CHARGER UNLEASHED

    The DODGE CHARGER UNLEASHED plate comes standard as flat and non-embossed and made from high quality aluminium. Artwork is applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. They measure 30 x 15 cm, exactly the same as other US made novelty number plates; even the mounting holes are in exactly the same positions, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. Official Licenced Dodge "Racing Reflections" product - DaimlerChrysler Corp 2005 For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition If you would like plates made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on creating a plate to your design please click here Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable.

  • Dodge Country Arrow

    The Dodge Country Arrow sign comes standard as lightly embossed and made from high quality aluminium. Measuring 50cm long x 15cm high (at widest point) Artwork is applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. There are mounting holes so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. Official Licenced Dodge "Grab Life By the Horns" product - Chrysler Group tba We sell for a great price and offer a wide variety so get yours today! For protection from factory to customer each is shrink-sealed in plastic film and we freight with extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition. All items we stock are licensed in accordance with trademark and copyright requirements If you would like signs made to your own design, we can easily do this for you. Virtually anything you want can be created with our modern digital equipment.  The key is good art, and we can do ANY GRAPHIC!    ANY DESIGN!    ANY COLOUR! For more details on creating a plate to your design please click here Important note about images we provide : Just as we sometimes see that “pricing is subject to change without notice”, so too are “designs subject to change without notice”. In 99.99% of cases, what you see on Dixie’s website or brochure is what you get. However, there are the odd times when designs have changed in some small way (eg: maybe a logo moves to a different location on the item, or the colour changes). Sometimes this information doesn’t always trickle down until the new designs are manufactured and shipped to Dixie. We hope this is helpful and understandable.