You've seen them before, and they're still out there... vanity plates! Most of them are moronic, like 2FAST4U. The rest are just plain retarded. Everyone complains about money and taxes, but after the smoke clears, a lot of people are still willing to shell out that extra 50 bucks to DYMO label their car with some idiotic caption.
E 943 Q
What on Earth does THAT mean?!? Sorry, wait a minute; it turns out to be just a regular plate. Nevermind...
The vanity plate fad was kicking into high gear around that time, and the bug bit everyone; even men of the cloth. Apparently, someone else had already reserved HOLY BARBEQUE, BATMAN!.
When this guy gets older, he might want change it to Q-BALL.
Some guy had this slapped on his new black Camaro. Actually, I thought it was rather clever!
This plate belonged to the Summit County Animal Control Department (i.e., the dog catcher). It wasn't the REAL plate, but a plastic replica. The real plate was posted at the rear window of the mammal paddy wagon. Another "fake plate" on the front of the vehicle read MEOW.
When I saw this plate, I had the urge to immediately pull the driver over and ask her, "How did you know my dog's name?"
Before I realized what this was really suppose to mean, I spent many minutes thinking to myself, "Why would anyone want to call himself TURKEY DICK?
No mystery here, as this was from one of my ex-co-workers. She was into the race-car circuit, and thought her Spyder was way too hot to be on the road. Stupid me; I just figured she used it just to get to work and back home everyday, and maybe some shopping in between. Other co-workers misinterpreted the cryption anywhere from ITTY BITTY to IT BITES.
...from another ex-co-worker. The real strange thing was that he had a plastic blue-tinted protective covering for the plate, making it almost impossible to read, so "the cops can't see it." (In Ohio the lettering is blue, so the cover would damn near mask it). I mean, here you have this guy that spends the extra bucks for a VANITY plate, only to spend a few more bucks so that noone else can READ it...
By the way, the plate came after the BIG car wreck; I was almost sympethetic. My plan was to buy a platic model Corvette, glue it together, dent it up and then display it at the work-place cafeteria during lunchtime; hoping to fund-raise some small change to donate for repairs.
- On a Silver Volkswagon Beetle. You just knew that somebody was going to this sooner or later.
- Yet another BUG plate on another VW Beetle.
Well... what else could it possibly mean?
- On a Grand Prix, and it still puzzles me to this day. Fresh Tracks? Fresh Tricks? Fresh Trucks? Fresh Tyranosaurus Rex? I don't know, you tell me; your guess would be as good as mine.
- On an old rusty beat-up mid-80's Volkswagon Rabbit, that was held together by duct tape! This guy must have a great sense of humor, and I must admit that I really like this one.
Whu-da-man NOW? This blatantly predictable plate was on (none other than) a Lexus.
4U TO VU
That was on (of all things) ...a Honda Accord?
But what exactly are the MX rules?
Some vanity plates can be rather obvious...
...while others are not.
E I E I O
- Some people even use their own zipcode!
Georgia license plate
I like this one. Thank you, Georgia.
On a big ol' pick-up truck. Couldn't read the middle characters because they were covered up by a big ol' trailer hitch.
From a distance the plate looked like it said FLABBY 1, so tailgating was necessary to correctly read it. The car was either a sportscar or a Mazda that was souped-up to look like a sportscar.
Why would anybody want a Honda Accord so badly? Did they stop making Corvettes?
Because it's yellow... and an R/T.
On a black Chevy sudan. If you really think about, vanity plates were the breeding grounds for many of today's web-slang acronyms.
You would expect to see something like that on a YUGO, but this was found on an Olds SUV instead.
DR IS IN
IM AN RN
Straight and to the point.
Moron not included; that came after the deal.
BRN 2 SHP
She ain't kidding! I've seen this car at three places: once at the mall, next at the plaza, and finally at the ATM.
NCE N SLW
All I can say is, at least they have the right idea.
O BABY 4
...On one of those pyramidal shaped SUV's. It's hard to believe that O BABY 1, 2 & 3 were already reserved.
H 2 O
Somebody out there has an affinity with Water... or Bingo... or Battleship.
Another one savvy of the Chemical Periodic Table.
"Itch kids? Itch kids?" I was lost until my 7-year-old daughter pointed out, "Dad, says I *teach* kids... HEL-LO!"
IT BE ME
When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom
IT BE ME (?!?)
Complete with the special OSU designer plates.
YY 2 WRY
Sounds like good advice, but it's not YY to roll through a stop sign against cross traffic.
There is nothing more annoying than someone with "HI YA" plates tailgating you during rush hour traffic. Note: it looks like "AY IH" in the rear view mirror.
UP WE GO
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... a pick-up truck?
Camaro. Lame, lame, lame!
PB 12 IN
Get it? Pb = lead (element 82) while a foot is 12 inches. I never seen this, but heard that it actually exists; and it probably does since it follows the new Ohio format (2 letters, 2 numbers, 2 letters). At first I thought it was clever, but after awhile... NOT!
From another one of my co-workers. I'm guessing maybe, just maybe, that's it's a homophone of "sin 7" which translates to the mathematical trigonomic expression "sine of 7 degrees" which equals .1219; which represents December 19th which is Brezhnev's's birthday who was in power while Ford was president, and Ford is what type of truck she drives... better yet, I'll just ask her tomorrow what it really means.
I'm not razzin' on your plate, Cyndi; just having a little fun with it. Enjoy!
Believe it or not, somebody actually paid money for that one. Drives worse than a M.A.D.D. member on crack.
MOM UV 3
The "UV" threw me off at first, as I kept thinking "Ultra-Violet". Being a dad of only one, I wish her the best of luck.
PYR CRA Z
On seperate mini-vans, which kind of kills the "wild and out of control" imagery effect.
AS I AM
Do you like green eggs and ham?
LED ZEP 1
Found on a 1972 Zoso.
Leonard Nimoy's famous catch phrase from that blockbuster movie, "The Terminator".
|0 0 0 0 0 0|
Hey, these colors are cool! Where can *I* get a plate like that?
WIZ O OZ
The Wizard of OUNCES?!? Why ounces? Why not WIZ O LBS ? On a Jeep.
That's all, folks!
The international Tic-Tac-Toe champion proudly displays her title in a symbolic way to the rush-hour world.