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09-18-1999, 05:25 PM
Maybe you actually have some. Or would like to get some.What would they say?
I'd hate to be stuck with "GOING-66" that I saw today.
09-18-1999, 05:28 PM
I am getting vanity plates on my truck that simply say "Zette" (my real name is Suzette)
Why? Because I can... ;)
Run for the hills, folks! Or you'll be up to your armpits in martians!
09-18-1999, 06:58 PM
Well, it helps registering into motels. I only remember the letters part of my plate.
09-19-1999, 11:54 PM
Early this year, I decideded to get the word "MAGICK" on a set of vanity plates. On the way from my office to the license office, I found myself behind a purple Isuzu, license plate: MAGICK.
I've still got the standard-issue plates, because I can't think of anything else I'd want to put on a set of vanities.
Of course I don't fit in; I'm part of a better puzzle.
My wife has "MEHKYFN"? Any guesses?
I used to have "HAN SOLO". I used to park next to "OBI WAN" at my work garage, but I never saw him.
I got rid of them after I tried to fight a ticket. After I lost, the prosecutor made it a point to ask what my vanity plates said and what they meant.
09-20-1999, 09:17 AM
I once saw a vanity plate that said
"Livin XL" on a Geo. yeah, that's reaching for the pot of gold.
Off subject a little bit, and maybe it is only here in Michigan, but many veterans have on their plates stating what war they served.
Not that I served in a war ( But I have been in a few food fights) but is this free to veterans and does it help them get out of tickets?
09-20-1999, 11:47 AM
While driving through Morgantown, WV (home of West Virginia University) recently, I saw a car with H8 PITT. I thought it was gr8.
If I ever get a vanity plate, it'll be LMW 28IF. A gold star to the first person to get the reference.
09-20-1999, 11:57 AM
Montfort, the 28IF, I assume, would be an homage to the number on the plate of the VW Bug that appears on the "Abbey Road" album cover?
09-21-1999, 10:14 PM
my plate is POKEY P. ex-wife gave them to me during the time when we were dating. the last P stands for my last name....anther gold star if you guess the POKEY part...
09-21-1999, 10:22 PM
Mine would probably be DORK1 for not figuring out how to do that spiffy thing posting links, but..
For a good site devoted to vanity plates, try:
09-21-1999, 10:26 PM
Hot DAMN, it worked!!!
Outta here, guys, I'm on a rolll; I'm gonna go try to program my phone...!
09-22-1999, 06:41 PM
I saw a guy driving a Mercedes , a 230 or something, gold trim.Guy was wearing gold watch, nice suit. Plate said "ORDERS". I didn't get it.
09-23-1999, 12:37 AM
pldennison: Wow, it took you ten minutes to get my reference. Good job.
Yes, it's the plate # of the Beetle on the Abbey Road album cover, and allegedly a "Paul is Dead" clue (LMW = Linda McCartney widow, 28IF = Paul would be 28 if he'd lived). Of course, Paul was 29 when the picture of him walking barefoot across Abbey Road was taken.
09-23-1999, 01:02 AM
I have no clue what i would put on a vanity liscence plate. However, my friend matt has on his car: MATZSI = Matt's SI (SI is a reference to his car. It escapes me but it's a Japanese car he has...kinda sports car looking (you can tell I'm into cars LOL). I can't even fit in the front seat of that thing without injuring myself or sitting right up against the dashboard(long legs and a two door Japanese car dont mix).
09-23-1999, 07:30 AM
Mine says "OSU" which is Osu! not Ohio State University (everybody asks me if I went to Ohio State).
What more could you expect from somebody who lets people kick him to the head?
09-23-1999, 07:39 AM
If ONLY we had such a wonderfull thing here in Holland !! My plates just read PR-SF-62. Our plates are yellow with black characters. They indicate the registration date of the car. So, you don't take your plates with you, you just get new plates with every other car you buy.
My Vanity Plates would read.....
"You know how complex women are"
- Neil Peart, Rush (1993)
My favorite vanity plate was one I saw recently...it was a college plate from some tiny school around here whose mascot is a horse.
The plate said, "Equis." I laughed out loud thinking of that poor alumnus, thinking he or she was so lucky that it wasn't already taken.
09-23-1999, 11:54 AM
Back in my home town the local Public Defender has a license plate that reads:
How original, huh?
I did see V LESTAT that I though was pretty cool. Anyone get the reference?
09-23-1999, 01:33 PM
I saw a woman driving a car with the license plate "CHILI K9"
I had to think--is that "hot dog" or "cold bitch"?
I was thinking about PIXEL8 for my car; closest thing to "hey, I work in computer graphics!". But I'll probably never bother. In Illinois you don't have to pay extra for the plate if it ends in a number, so you see a lot of those: "ENUNSI8" (speech therapist), "HI IM K8", "TE AMAS 2" , etc.
One I saw on a convertible: "H8 RAIN".
"Eppur, si muove!" - Galileo Galilei
09-23-1999, 03:19 PM
My sister used to have a vanity plate that read TRSTAN. It's not her name, but the name of her favorite character in the James Herriott books. She became hooked on the name and started studying the legends of Tristan and Isolde. When she started writing her novels, she named her main character Tristan. Finally, it became the name of her car.
When she sold the car and bought a truck, she transferred the vanity plate to the truck for a while, but the obsession with Tristan must be fading because she recently decided after all these years it wasn't worth paying double to register a vanity plate and gave it up for a regular one.
"I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it," Jack Handy
09-23-1999, 09:08 PM
I wouldn't spend the money on vanity plates (for me, money is more important than vanity). However, the best I've ever come across was:
The owner was a urologist.
09-23-1999, 09:15 PM
My husband has 'DOLL' and 'DOLL 1', I have 'DOLL 2'. Totally lacking in creativity though, for our last name is Doll.
One I did see that I liked (because it took me a solid hour to figure out) was '10SNE1'
09-24-1999, 12:22 AM
Anybody who has ever seen the movie or read the book "Interview with the Vampire" would get that reference.
Anyways, I saw two identical looking Mercedes parked in front of a house with vanity plates, "HIS" and "HERS".
09-24-1999, 12:40 AM
Also, anyone who has read the book "The Vampire Lestat" should get the reference. :)
When I was in high school and thought I was quite a clever little hippie type, my plates read "ZEPEL1N". Later on, I had plates which said "BUDERIN". No one ever got it - they thought it had something to do with butter. So I switched back to the regular ones.
09-24-1999, 01:09 AM
I can't believe I'm only remembering this now (my third post in this topic).
My girlfriend has YY ZEE on her GEO Tracker. She is a Rush fan (as am I), and YYZ was taken already. I asked her why not YY ZED (since that's how Canadians pronounce "YYZ") and she figured that since she would have to explain it to everyone already, she didn't want to bother explaining the ZEE/ZED difference.
09-24-1999, 06:03 AM
Then there's those name plates, LEEZA 5, etc, where she must have been the fifth Leeza to get plates. Leeza 35, on the other hand might confuse people into thinking what "35" ?
09-24-1999, 08:56 AM
for Rush vanity plates, you might wanna check out this link:
(The Syrinx.yyz.com site seems to be offline temporarily.)
OK, check it out whenever it gets back. It hasn't been updated for ages, but there's two cool pages of Rush Plates feautured.
One even reads: CLDFIRE :)
"You know how complex women are"
- Neil Peart, Rush (1993)
09-24-1999, 09:04 AM
My wife's name is "Dulce" which means sweet (don't ask me how she got that...). Anyway, she's from Hawaii and when me moved to Nebraska I decided to surprise her with a vanity plate.
I asked for "Kuuipo", which mean "sweetheart" in Hawaiian.
DMV said it was taken!
"It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument" - William McAdoo
I once saw FOAD MF on a fellow pizza guy's car. Can't believe he got that through Virginia DMV.
One fellow Virginian ordered GOVT SUX. He got it delivered, but then the state suddenly understood it and revoked it. Now I think they reject everything with SUX.
09-24-1999, 02:07 PM
The plates on my truck read "DRTYDVL".
09-24-1999, 02:47 PM
I once saw a car that deserves the Geekiest Car Of All Time award: a lime-green tracker with J T KIRK on its plates. It also had a bumper sticker that said, "My other car can exceed Warp 9."
09-24-1999, 03:32 PM
My dentist's vanities say TOOT DK. I thought that was pretty good, until my best friend - who's wanted a Prosche his whole life, and got one last year - got ones that said FINALLY.
On a tangent, my dad used to keep a notepad on the dash of his car and write down all the vanities he saw, until about eight months into his research campaign he rear-ended somebody while recording his latest discovery. No word on whether the guy he hit had vanities....
"Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggy" until you can find a rock."
- Will Rogers
09-24-1999, 03:35 PM
My bet is getting a Prosche isn't as exciting.
09-24-1999, 03:36 PM
The other day I saw a beat-up Ford Taurus wagon with license plates "SEE YA". I doubt the thing could have gotten much faster than 65 without falling apart.
09-24-1999, 04:07 PM
I've always wanted plates which read "NOSFRA2" (nosferatu)
09-24-1999, 10:30 PM
The wittiest I ever say was on a Porsche.
The plate was "Portia".
It took me a while to figure out the owner wasn't a pretentious pseudo-Shakespeare snob.
It was a simple, phonetic statement:
Portia = Porsche (not "poorsch")
Hey, I'm easily amused.
09-24-1999, 11:45 PM
How about this one--
It took me months of driving past this car every day to figure it out.
09-25-1999, 12:00 AM
I heard of some people who got around the licence plate prudes.
They applied for vanity plates for their cars at separate times.
His plate was TAB A
Her plate was SLOT B
09-25-1999, 12:13 AM
I dated a bassist who had FSHPLYR on his truck. I've seen GDDM 405 (which will make sense to anyone who commutes in L.A.) I wonder how it got through the approval system, though.
There's also a gorgeous late 50's Porsche I see around with a plate that says I WAS 11.
But my all-time favorite has to be a Cadillac with the plate CON BRIO.
09-25-1999, 06:57 AM
How many characters is the limit?
Actual one T CH M ...I guess a school person
09-26-1999, 01:30 AM
My former boss has his cell phone number's numeric equivalent transcripted on his vanity plate; "HUGFISH".
In Washington State, both "H ROARK" and "J GALT" are both taken, to my chagrin.
I once raced a woman driving a Mustang with the plate "HIOFCR". Turns out she didn't even have a radar detector....
09-26-1999, 01:49 AM
My uncle had this sweet little foreign convertible car. He had the license
Why? I asked..
Because the best ride is always 5 coupons =)
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