I’ve seen around here, with increasing frequency, vehicles with large stickers/stenciling across the back window, that says, “In Loving Memory of John Doe, 19xx - 200x”. Of course John Doe is used instead of the actual names, none of which I remember. Sometimes these are on higher end cars that seem like expensive toys. Sometimes on lower end vehicles.
When did this trend start? Any idea who started it or where it started? Is it something that is done if the survivor inherits some money, or uses insurance money, to purchase the vehicle?