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


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#1 of 91 Kevin Alexander

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Posted February 24 2004 - 02:40 PM

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 intelligencePosted Image )
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.
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#2 of 91 Bruce F

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Posted February 24 2004 - 03:34 PM

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.

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#3 of 91 Philip_T

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Posted February 24 2004 - 03:48 PM

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 of 91 NickSo

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Posted February 24 2004 - 03:58 PM

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

"ES300" "LEXUS" "BMW X5" etc Posted Image


#5 of 91 Brett DiMichele

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Posted February 24 2004 - 04:05 PM

I wanted to get MYC5 for my 2000 Millennium Yellow Corvette
get it.. MYC5 Posted Image

Or if that was taken.. 50GEEZ

But I never did bother Posted Image
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#6 of 91 ThomasC

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Posted February 24 2004 - 04:05 PM

Quote:
TEMYGRA
What does that stand for?

Quote:
get it.. MYC5
Nope, but it's past midnight, I'm exhausted, gimme a break. Posted Image

#7 of 91 Keith Mickunas

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Posted February 24 2004 - 04:40 PM

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

#8 of 91 Brett DiMichele

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Posted February 24 2004 - 04:44 PM

Keith,

Technically it's a GM Y-Body C5 = Corvette Fifth Generation
but we're just splitting hairs, everything else was right Posted Image
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#9 of 91 David Williams

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Posted February 24 2004 - 05:49 PM

My favorite: PMS 666

Guaranteed to clear the expressway during rush hour! Posted Image
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#10 of 91 george kaplan

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Posted February 25 2004 - 12:20 AM

A friend with a 69 Mustang has this plate (or used to) in California: 69ING
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#11 of 91 Brett DiMichele

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Posted February 25 2004 - 12:58 AM

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

SPRDEGL
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#12 of 91 Brian Perry

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Posted February 25 2004 - 01:44 AM

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

Crude, but funny.

#13 of 91 MarkHastings

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Posted February 25 2004 - 02:15 AM

Quote:
it read TI3VOM,,,,,or,,,as it read in my rear view mirror,,,,MOVEIT
LOL - I always wanted mine to say "SDRAWKCAB" which is backwards spelled backwards. Posted Image
Quote:
round here I see people with license plates of the model of their car.
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. Posted Image

#14 of 91 JayV

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Posted February 25 2004 - 02:46 AM

VW convertible with gorgeous redhead: EXNUN.

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#15 of 91 Robert_J

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Posted February 25 2004 - 03:49 AM

On a lot of VWs around here:
SLUGBUG
STNKBUG

One a yellow Corvette:
BEOTCH

#16 of 91 andrew markworthy

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Posted February 25 2004 - 05:29 AM

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 of 91 Danny Tse

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Posted February 25 2004 - 05:39 AM

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.
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#18 of 91 Malcolm R

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Posted February 25 2004 - 06:03 AM

Question from an ignorant Brit: how much does it cost to get personalised plates in the USA?

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.
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#19 of 91 Alf S

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Posted February 25 2004 - 06:04 AM

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"

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#20 of 91 MickeS

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Posted February 25 2004 - 06:05 AM

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). Posted Image It's available at least: http://www.dot.state....lateSearch.htm

I also noted that ASSMAN is available (like Kramer had), but I don't know that they'd allow it. Posted Image

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