Personalized License Plates...The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

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  1. Kevin Alexander

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    I was going to get personalized plates for my car, but then realized that I'm not that creative to have something that really stands out as being cool, so I scrapped the idea altogether. Here in the Atlanta area, I've seen some really cool ones such as:

    MYQTNI (My cuty and I)
    NARUSH (In a rush)
    IML8 (I'm late)

    I've also seen some just plain stupid ones such as:

    HONDA (That took intelligence[​IMG] )
    MYCAR (So, what!)
    MYTOY (Not very creative)

    So have you seen any cool plates in your area? I've abandoned the idea for now, but if I can get an idea that's really cool, I might reconsider it.
     
  2. Bruce F

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    I always wanted to get this one:

    TEMYGRA

    But I sold the Acura before I was willing to part with the extra bucks to get it.

    Bruce
     
  3. Philip_T

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    The best one Ive ever seen was on a truck that came barreling up on me one night,,,it read TI3VOM,,,,,or,,,as it read in my rear view mirror,,,,MOVEIT
     
  4. NickSo

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    Yeah round here I see people with license plates of the model of their car...

    "ES300" "LEXUS" "BMW X5" etc [​IMG]
     
  5. Brett DiMichele

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    I wanted to get MYC5 for my 2000 Millennium Yellow Corvette
    get it.. MYC5 [​IMG]

    Or if that was taken.. 50GEEZ

    But I never did bother [​IMG]
     
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    Nope, but it's past midnight, I'm exhausted, gimme a break. [​IMG]
     
  7. Keith Mickunas

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    A 2000 Corvette is a C5 (GM C body, 5th generation), the color is Millenium Yellow, initials MY.
     
  8. Brett DiMichele

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    Keith,

    Technically it's a GM Y-Body C5 = Corvette Fifth Generation
    but we're just splitting hairs, everything else was right [​IMG]
     
  9. David Williams

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    My favorite: PMS 666

    Guaranteed to clear the expressway during rush hour! [​IMG]
     
  10. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    A friend with a 69 Mustang has this plate (or used to) in California: 69ING
     
  11. Brett DiMichele

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    A bud of mine from California had this on his 78 Trans Am

    SPRDEGL
     
  12. Brian Perry

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    I knew an ob/gyn whose license plate was BOX DOC.

    Crude, but funny.
     
  13. MarkHastings

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    Yeah, I see a lot of these vanity plates with the car manufacturers logo on it.

    At first, I was thinking about it, but when I actually saw one one another BMW I thought, why do I need another logo on the license plate when there's one on the hood? So instead, I got me a nice NY Rangers plate...come to think of it, considering how crappy they've been lately, maybe I should have gotten the BMW logo. [​IMG]
     
  14. JayV

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    VW convertible with gorgeous redhead: EXNUN.

    -j
     
  15. Robert_J

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    On a lot of VWs around here:
    SLUGBUG
    STNKBUG

    One a yellow Corvette:
    BEOTCH
     
  16. andrew markworthy

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    Question from an ignorant Brit: how much does it cost to get personalised plates in the USA? It costs a fortune here for even the most arcane ones, and the really good ones are usually auctioned (by the govt-run vehicle licensing authority)for sizeable sums of money.
     
  17. Danny Tse

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    Not joking.

    Many years ago, in downtown San Francisco, I saw a Mercedes-Benz station wagon with the license plate "THX1138". Hmmmmm.....

    A very recent photo of the cast of "American Graffiti", including Harrison Ford, Ron Howard and George Lucas, at Mel's Diner on Lombard Street in San Francisco also shows the license plate "THX 138" on a street rod.
     
  18. Malcolm R

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    It varies by state, since each has their own Department of Motor Vehicles which sets their own fees. I know here in Vermont, it's an extra $30 per year on top of the regular registration fee.

    Couple of controveries here over the past few years, as all vanity plates are supposed to be reviewed to ensure all are "PC" and "non-offensive." They issued the plate SHTHPNS to someone without realizing what it said. They then withdrew the plate, the person sued to get it back but lost.

    Then the DMV refused to issue the plate IRISH to another person because they felt it could be seen as offensive in some way, by some people. That person sued and won.
     
  19. Alf S

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    I just saw a guy today with a god aweful looking new Chevy Avalanche (sans plastic body armor), bright yellow, with one of those cheesey trailer hitch ornaments that makes it look like a boat propeller..and the yellow license plate said: "YELOSUB"

    [​IMG]
     
  20. MickeS

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    Andrew, in Arizona it's $50 issuing fee + $50 annually as long as you keep the plate.

    I've been thinking about getting one with my name (well, actually more like HTF user name). [​IMG] It's available at least: http://www.dot.state.az.us/mvd/Perso...lateSearch.htm

    I also noted that ASSMAN is available (like Kramer had), but I don't know that they'd allow it. [​IMG]

    /Mike
     

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