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GUEST,Skipjack K8 19 Dec 03 - 06:39 AM
Leadfingers 19 Dec 03 - 06:46 AM
Dave Hanson 19 Dec 03 - 07:00 AM
Sandra in Sydney 19 Dec 03 - 07:08 AM
catspaw49 19 Dec 03 - 07:18 AM
okthen 19 Dec 03 - 07:30 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 19 Dec 03 - 07:32 AM
Arnie 19 Dec 03 - 07:50 AM
GUEST 19 Dec 03 - 07:56 AM
Sttaw Legend 19 Dec 03 - 07:58 AM
mooman 19 Dec 03 - 10:14 AM
EBarnacle 19 Dec 03 - 10:31 AM
GUEST,Strollin' Johnny 19 Dec 03 - 10:49 AM
The_one_and_only_Dai 19 Dec 03 - 10:51 AM
Amos 19 Dec 03 - 10:59 AM
Mary in Kentucky 19 Dec 03 - 11:00 AM
Sorcha 19 Dec 03 - 11:07 AM
Homeless 19 Dec 03 - 12:01 PM
CarolC 19 Dec 03 - 12:34 PM
GUEST,Skipjack K8 19 Dec 03 - 01:31 PM
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Subject: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: GUEST,Skipjack K8
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 06:39 AM

It seems I have failed to keep up with the UK Mudcat community in the vituperative stakes, so I have been casting around trying to find a subject about which to be totally unreasonable. It is a toss-up between motorists who over-illuminate their vehicles on a permanent basis with fog lights, or people 'personalizing' their motor cars with silly letters and numbers that allegedly (and you do need some imagination) spell something approximating to their name or initials.

Why is it that Range Rover owners in particular predominantly bedeck their tanks with 'Look At Me' number plates? In the great days of Leeds United playing in Europe, I took a trip round the players' car park at Elland Road, and to a man they all had trashy new money plates (H4 RTE springs to mind).

Hazarding a guess, folkies are an unlikely church to embrace this sort of flashiness, but are there any 'Catters brave enough to admit having one?

There, I feel better now.

BTW My real name is Danbert Nobacon, and I don't care who knows it.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: Leadfingers
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 06:46 AM

Only 'Good' personalised plate I know of was on a delivery van !!!
Chanel, the perfume people , had a High Gloss Black Transit van with 'Chanel' in Gold and the registration NO 5 !!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 07:00 AM

They all say the same thing, ' look at me I'm a twat '
Love your music Danbert. eric


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 07:08 AM

Some years bck I saw an attractive lady driving a fancy car - her numberplate was KEPT. Unfortunately all the other personalised plates I've seen or read about in my favourite paper weren't so striking so I can't remember them.

We have (only) had personalised plates since the 70'. Folks were getting plates with their first & last initial, so one of my collagues decided to get one. Unfortunately his initials were GG, so he had to use his first & second initial - GA. At the time I wondered what was the point in getting it. Not now.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: catspaw49
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 07:18 AM

We have lots of "Vanity Plates" here in the U.S. Most are just that......Once in awhile you see a cute one but for the most part it's pretty dumb......BUT..I have a good story for you.

My wife Karen's step sister, Kelly, was 25, married to Mark, with a 2 year old baby daughter. She was 3 months pregnant with their second child and she and Mark could not have been happier. Then she was diagnosed with an incredibly fast spreading and virulent form of cancer. Karen's sister Karolyn had been pretty close to Kelly and she did everything a person could do to help out. Mark was completely devastated, trying hard to hold it together. Karolyn engineered some great things for them as the end came within only 4 months for both Kelly and their unborn child.

As a child, Kelly loved Disney World and Karolyn sent them there with herself and two nurses along to help out. Even so she ended up paying for a Life Flite back to Atlanta when Kelly had another bad period. About two weeks later, she was dead. The Docs said this was faster than they had ever seen this cancer move and attributed part of it to te fact she was pregnant with the corresponding changes in body chemistry.

Kelly and Mark were happy young people and he was in bad shape, but he and Kelly talked a lot and Karolyn was often involved with the conversations because they had asked that she help Mark after she was gone. Kelly said that Mark should take the insurance money and set up a fund for their daughter's education, but that he should take some for himself and buy the Corvette he'd always dreamed of having. Mark couldn't bear the idea.

After Kelly died and everything had been handled, Karolyn was and is still helping to raise the little girl... a real sweetie....and the trust fund is well endowed from Kelly's sizeable insurance settlement. Karolyn told Mark he should also go buy the Corvette. It took about a year, but a few months ago, Mark and his little girl pulled into Karolyn's driveway in a new 'Vette. Mark had also ordered a Georgia vanity plate for it.

So if you're in Atlanta and you see a bright red Corvette with a license plate that reads LAST WISH.............Well now you know why.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: okthen
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 07:30 AM

Best I've ever seen was on a brand new red Rolls Royce, the number plate was ARO 11S (A ROLLS)


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 07:32 AM

I've got a personal number plate, my real name is M757 GBC.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: Arnie
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 07:50 AM

Passed Paul Daniels on the M25 recently - obviously his Rolls had the numberplate MAG 1C. Never could stand his act!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 07:56 AM

Mr Ryan Giggs of Man U fame has a big black 4 wheel drive monstrosity with the plate R1 YAN.

I don't know the rules in USA but here in the UK we have limited choice and must keep within the quite rigid rules so ours range from the unintelligible to the ridiculous. One I did like was in south west scotland and was parked outside a little cottage where a bloke was trimming his hedges it was BUS 1B. (busybee).

Spot
X893 WUB


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 07:58 AM

Val Doonican has VD 1


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: mooman
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 10:14 AM

I believe Danny La Rue had the following one: RU12

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: EBarnacle
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 10:31 AM

In a less knowledgeable age [the early 60's] I saw one that got snuck through but would certainly not get through now--PGMHON. This was in New Jersey. At the time, it delighted and surprised me.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: GUEST,Strollin' Johnny
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 10:49 AM

A plonker in our area has a BMW with the Reg. No. B1MER. And I saw a Range-Rover on the A1 a while ago with the no. K9 VET.

Me? I don't need a daft number, I'm perfectly satisfied with the size of my penis. (And so is Mrs. Johnny).

Johnny


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 10:51 AM

I have one. S1 RHP. Don't care who knows it. I paid £500 and am in the process of selling it for £1600, 18 months later. THAT is why I bought one.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: Amos
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 10:59 AM

B...B...But "S1 RHP" doesn't spell anything!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 11:00 AM

Here in Kentucky the official plate is so ugly (here, many people pay and extra $10 for a special plate. Mine has a butterfly on it. You can get all kinds, your college alma mater, nature, kids, POW or veteran, and then of course the vanity plates. I think they purposely made the official one so ugly that they could make money selling others. At least we still have the county name on them. Since we have 120 counties, often people are more familiar with county names than town names.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: Sorcha
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 11:07 AM

White VW Rabbit--IML 8
My co fiddler has FIDL
I wand FDLR but haven't bothered.
ICU2


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: Homeless
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 12:01 PM

a practical reason for having a vanity plate is to make it easier to remember the plate number. Often, when staying at motels or campgrounds, you are asked to put your plate number on the registration for the room/site. With a vanity plate I can just write the number; if we're in the other vehicle, I always have to walk outside to look before I can write it down.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: CarolC
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 12:34 PM

Hi Danbert! How've you been?

We have one of those. It's defunct now, but it used to be on our elderly Mercury Cougar. It says "NEWFIE" on account of JtS being from Newfoundland. I usually don't like those kind of plates, but I like that one.

BTW, I saw a car that had a bunch of glowy lights underneath it, so they illuminated the road under the car. It was very surreal. And also, in this part of the world, it's becoming popular to have hubcaps that spin around like pin-wheels even when the car is standing still.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: GUEST,Skipjack K8
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 01:31 PM

Ripper, apart from an abscess that has parted me from the bottle, Cazzer! Nice to see you. I'll send you a PM and talk low down and dirty about aerophones. That sort of thing is best discussed in private around here!


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: Midchuck
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 01:46 PM

In Vermont, a lady was in the news when she asked for the vanity plate, IRISH, and the State wouldn't give it to her - they said they wouldn't allow any racial or ethnic references for fear someone would be offended. No one else could figure out what their point was, and I think she finally went to court and got it.

Another guy tried to get 3M TA3 (for the benefit of those in front of him looking in their rear view mirrors) but he didn't get it.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: Phot
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 01:48 PM

I got one through no fault of my own. Mrs Phot and me were in Bridge Motorcycles in Exeter two years ago, just for a look around, there was a loud squeal of "You've got to have it, its fate!" It, was a Triumph Daytona T595, reg plate R339CJW (My initals are CJW).

A few years previous I almost bought a new Suzuki GSXR 750, and the plate would have been K 9 NUT, now that would have been the dogs boll**s!

Wassail!

Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 01:55 PM

We're debating getting one that says "N0R B3RT"...

Cause it being little and green, that what we named our car...

:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: Cattail
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 02:25 PM

On a truck delivering adhesives.........A1 4 glu


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 03:24 PM

I knew a guy who had a plate saying "STUD." His intitial request was denied, but upon a showing that he owned a lumber dealership, they let him have it. -guest


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: Little Hawk
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 03:34 PM

Here are a couple of neat Canadian license plate possibilities...

FAH KYU

FAH Q2!

I wonder if they would make it through the acceptance process at the vanity licensing bureau?

A guy I worked with at a parking kiosk in Orillia used to make up a dirty or derogatory expression out of the letters on every license plate on every car that entered the place, and he never missed a beat. For example...there were a lot of licenses being given out here with AAFV ... on them. That was: "Aaaaaaa...f**kin' vife!" and JRK 101 was "Jerk 101" and YFM ... was "Ya f**kin' moron!" and so on...

This was how Jim wiled away the long boring hours at minimum wage.

I once read that over 80% of everything most people say in conversation is negative, and I believe it. :-)

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: Coyote Breath
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 03:50 PM

Well I don't mind revealing that I have "vanity" plates on two of my vehicles.

The big white van is: COYOTL, The Nahuatl word for coyote (canis latrans)

The big yellow Indian Chief (a motorcycle) is: 0 LULU which I say means: "Nothing to Lose" (zero two lu's), not a female name for the bike.

When the custom chopper (I'm currently building) is finished it's plate will say: NDN WAR since it is being identified as an Indian Warrior by graphics on the fuel tank, by nature of it's components, and (hopefully) performance. It also honors the spirit of Indian Motorcycle Company employees who are helping to bring their company (and jobs) back and those brave men who resisted the theft of their lands and the desecration of their culture.

It all started back in the 1960's when I saw a Rolls Royce over in Marin county (California) which plate read GREED.

Sure, it's ego tripping of the most blatant sort.

So what?

The positive side is; drivers of vanity plated vehicles daren't do naughty things while in their vehicles, they are far too easy to chase down.

I really can't see a negative side. You MUST plate your vehicle, regardless. If you can do so in some "creative" way; all the better.
BTW I would have asked for COYOTE but someone has had that plate since 1983.

CB


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: ddw
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 05:02 PM

There were a couple of good vanity plates here in Windsor, Ont.

One, probably belonging to a nurse, said : BAD PRN

(for those who don't know -- I didn't until my nurse wife told me -- PRN is medical shorthand for "as necessary."

The other was on a Mercedes convertible with a nice-looing blonde at the wheel. the plate was: WAS HIS

cheers,

david


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: Leadfingers
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 06:06 PM

I forgot to add that there is a Vehicle Recovery Company local to me,and all their vehicles are TOW then the digits.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: GUEST,Seaking
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 06:32 PM

I saw COM 1 C on a Rolls Royce a few years ago. A friend said it belonged to Jimmy Tarbuck...... oh well !!


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: Willa
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 06:45 PM

There is, of course, a car with the registration HU 11.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 08:42 PM

Postman Pat has got personal number plates, they say PAT 1.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: rangeroger
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 08:47 PM

The plate on my Chevy Suburban is RNGROGR.

When I lived in San Diego, a member of the autocross club I belonged to was involved in a horrific accident in her Chevy Vega due to a steering defect. When the smoke had cleared from the court battles, the plates on her new Porsche 911S Carrera read GM PAID.

rr


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: Robin2
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 09:12 PM

Two tags stick in my memory


During the OJ Simpson trial, I saw a white Ford Bronco that said "NOT OJ"

Another that simply stated IAM12

You are right about Kentucky tags, Mary. I understand they had a schoolkid contest, and the winning artwork is what we got stuck with. The bad thing is our motto "We're THAT friendly!: is quite a joke considering our former gov's sexual escapades. Evan made the Tonight Show as a joke.



Robin


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: JennieG
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 09:25 PM

I don't have vanity plates (I'm not that vain, besides they cost a bomb) but my registration plate says - "XDC 658" - it's easy to remember, just think "extasy". So that large dark green Ford station wagon with a small woman behind the wheel is me.
Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Dec 03 - 09:39 PM

I think "vanity plates" are fun, and they show some individuality in this anonymous world. I wish I had the imagination to think up a clever one. I suppose I could hire some clever person to come up with one for me, but that would be the height of vanity, wouldn't it?

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: GUEST,guess who
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 12:55 AM

I thought I was pretty cool with my plate, "HRP GRL"   until my friend tie dye Mark said, "Hey, it's herpes girl!!!!

(not true, by the way...)


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 07:13 AM

Proves my point Guest seaking, Jimmy Tarbuck is a twat.
reci.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: John Routledge
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 07:27 AM

FU2 was the number of Foo Foo Lamarr's Rolls Roce when he was alive.

He was a drag artist here in the UK


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: Little Robyn
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 07:32 AM

I was given personalised plates for my birthday, several years back. My little blue van has WEE OSS front and back. I'm just waiting for someone to come up to me and say "OSS OSS!"
If you don't understand, see the thread on Padstow's Obby Oss.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Look at me' vehicle numberplates
From: Kim C
Date: 20 Dec 03 - 04:03 PM

I used to have one that said IYODEL. They don't cost that much more here in Tennessee but we bought another car, and since the registration names were different, they wouldn't let us transfer the plate, so I just never did reapply for it.

I'd like to have one that says FIDLBUM. Or maybe TAT2D. :-)


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