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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
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    Teh unusual license plate thread

    Saw a Hawaii license plate this a.m. that read 'BK M DANO'

    What do you consider unusual, fun, uncommon, or 'exotic' plates in your neck of the woods? Any good vanity plate sitings?
    Around here Ontario plates are a dime a dozen but maritime plates or BC are rather rare.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Saw a Hawaii license plate this a.m. that read 'BK M DANO'
    I smile a little bit inside when I see cars with license plates from Alaska, Hawaii, Newfoundland, or a southern Mexican state.
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    I smile a little bit inside when I see cars with license plates from Alaska, Hawaii, Newfoundland, or a southern Mexican state.
    I saw one from Chihuahua a few weeks ago here in Detroit. I've also seen a few Guam plates from time to time and one time I saw a Nunavut plate. So far that seems to be the most rare one I've seen. Not only because it's so far away, but because it's so relatively unpopulated.

    There are four or five cars I see at my grocery store all the time with "Diplomat" plates. I know that there is a house owned by the Japanese consulate down the street; I don't know what country the other cars belong to.
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    I'd say the most exotic plate I've ever seen (in-state) was a Prince Edward Island plate. I've only seen the one.

    All time coolest plates of all time IMO goes to early 70's Northwest Territories plates. Imagine, a bear-shaped plate!

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    I can't believe this one actually slipped by the VA DMV. Appropriately it's a Parrot Heads license plate to boot.


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    I used to own a wood paneled Jeep Grand Wagoneer and each year I tried to get the personalized plate saying "BigWood" but it was already taken in Michigan.
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    Quote Originally posted by Tide View post
    I can't believe this one actually slipped by the VA DMV. Appropriately it's a Parrot Heads license plate to boot.
    What makes people pay extra for a plate that invites being pulled over for inspection?
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    Sweet.....

    I saw a plate from the Yukon once.....a lot from Mexico for obvious reasons, a bunch from Alaska and several from Hawaii recently.

    Has anyone ever seen a Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands or Guam plate in the lower 48?
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    Quote Originally posted by The One View post
    Has anyone ever seen a Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands or Guam plate in the lower 48?
    Never seen a Guam plate. I've only seen a couple of USVI plates on the road on the Continental US. I'll see a PR plate maybe twice s year.
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    Being in a military town I see all states. I am amazed by the amount of cars from Alaska however. I can only guess that the military is a pretty good deal to get out of the state for some kids.

    I also so a very interesting theme license plate from Kentucky this week. I took a picture but it is hard to make out. In this day and age I'm surprised by this, but then again from either KY, WV, or TN this is their livelihood. See KY Coal License Plate Here.

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    I once saw a license plate on a mid-2000's station wagon on I-57 that read - "KMAMF"

    Not sure how that one slipped by the Illinois DMV, but it was the funniest one I've ever seen.
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    Sad... but I laugh a little inside when I see a "party plate" here in Ohio.



    http://www.jdrlaw.com/ohioduiattorne...i-in-ohio.html

    It just makes me think... boy I bet THAT was worth it...
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink_Planner View post
    Sad... but I laugh a little inside when I see a "party plate" here in Ohio.



    http://www.jdrlaw.com/ohioduiattorne...i-in-ohio.html

    It just makes me think... boy I bet THAT was worth it...
    That's pretty funny. At first I thought all the zeros were personalized by a Jeep owner.
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    I saw one from St Martens today. Normally, we get plates from Texas, Louisianna, Alabama, Florida and the rest are from all over.
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    Quote Originally posted by Rygor View post
    I once saw a license plate on a mid-2000's station wagon on I-57 that read - "KMAMF"

    Not sure how that one slipped by the Illinois DMV, but it was the funniest one I've ever seen.


    I don't get it.

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    Quote Originally posted by Jazzman View post
    I don't get it.
    Kiss My A$$ MFer
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    I remember when living in Minnesota, the state began issuing what some people called "Whiskey Plates", for people some people convicted of a DUI. In order to be required to get a "Whiskey Plate" a driver has to:

    - Be convicted of their 2nd DUI in 10 years
    - Have a BAC of .20 or higher
    - Have DUI with a child in the car

    I was a bit scared how many people I would see with these plates in traffic on a daily basis.

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    The obvious plate I would submit belongs to a local surfer

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    Quote Originally posted by Tide View post
    I can't believe this one actually slipped by the VA DMV. Appropriately it's a Parrot Heads license plate to boot.

    As long as we're admitting that we don't get it, I don't get this one. I've come up with some interesting and creative readings, but I don't think they are particularly clever.

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    Quote Originally posted by Otis View post
    As long as we're admitting that we don't get it, I don't get this one. I've come up with some interesting and creative readings, but I don't think they are particularly clever.
    Oh Otis.... it's ok *pats on head*

    My interpretation is F***ing Wasted (Using F-ing or FN instead) & it's on a Parrot Head license plate.

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    Quote Originally posted by Otis View post
    As long as we're admitting that we don't get it, I don't get this one. I've come up with some interesting and creative readings, but I don't think they are particularly clever.
    F-ing Wasted...on a Jimmy Buffett Parrothead's license plate.

    Wasting away in Margaritaville...
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    Quote Originally posted by Tide View post
    Oh Otis.... it's ok *pats on head*

    My interpretation is F***ing Wasted (Using F-ing or FN instead) & it's on a Parrot Head license plate.
    Thanks for the translation, I thought it said "Fun With STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease)" and was having a what the..... moment.
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink_Planner View post
    Sad... but I laugh a little inside when I see a "party plate" here in Ohio.

    The party plate in Maryland looks almost the same.

    I've heard that Ohio and Maryland chose the color scheme for their party plates because it matched the default New Mexico color scheme. DWI is rampant in New Mexico, and when I was living in the state, there was a high level of tolerance for it.
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    I don't get the party plate?

    So still driving the passat, and the beetle. Recently I noticed that both of their plates begin with BGS, (shld iv notcd?), not our doing. Odd coincidence or someone in the dmv that likes B(u)GS?
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    Quote Originally posted by kjelsadek View post
    Kiss My A$$ MFer
    Bingo. Yeah, DMV must have been sleeping that day.
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