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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by cody repp, Nov 9, 2008.
Saw a Rolls Royce in Hayward CA. that had RCHFKR. For the slower folks, it says, Rich Fucker
Personalized plates were first available in Vermont in 1965. Other states followed suit, some slower than others. That "4x 430" tag is simply coincidental. Too old to be a personalized tag.
One I had heard about was in Washington State in the '80s (WA is a two tag state, so this will make sense). A cop was in front of a guy that had the letters "TIHZ" on his issued WA tag. The cop got behind the guy and pulled him over for having an "obscene tag" and the guy had to relinquish the plates to the State.
Think about it...
Hadn't thought about Laddie in years...as a side note;he painted his coupe with spray bombs,rubbed out and looked like a regular laq paint job.
May he rest in peace....
I guess I'm just a big chicken.
Fist City is a song title from Loretta Lynn. That was one of Sam Jr.'s.
an older guy in my neighbor hood plates where "B-LOWME". I always wonderd how he got that one past the dmv.
There is a dude of here that in my opinion has the best plate ever on a bad little 55 wagon
Then his frame says kool
my old man has a few, his cj7 jeep says "USAJEEP", his 95 impala ss says "USA1SS", and the rare hard to get one is on his 86 Chevy dually and say "USA"
Here's a link to The Smoking Gun on several license plate stories. I like the complaint letters to the DMV. Some people really get their panties in a wad about nuthin'.
I saw one today one a newer Dodge 2500 that had ROLLA J
Im to dumb to make pictures work. My model T victoria has T-VICKY on it. My 40 chevy has OGROWUP My econoline PU has UGLYTRK Hanging on my wall are 34D & PAIDFOR. Seen one on the road last week, you will have to guess what kind of car & what state. TEXLEX
my son's plate on 90's Ford F250. He's turned down $$$ for it.
Previous owner was Barry or BarryCuda or just plain Cuda
A standard issue plate I found at Pomona and put on my 62 Vette.
Once in a lifetime find.'
Oh yea, a quick Photoshop I did when I put the Caddy on CraigsList.
There was a guy in Lake Zurich Ill. years ago that owned 3 Mcdonalds.
His plate was MCBOSS.
"STOLEN", "NONE" and "FCKNADR" are the ones I'd want.. My grandpa had the third for a while..
If you remember the LA riots that followed the rodney King Trial, you probably remember Reginald Denny, the guy that was pulled out of his truck and beaten almost to death. After he recovered he got the personalized plate "IMA RIOT" - still had his sense of humor!
Here in good old austria we have also some plates to wish.
and my Merc
In Milwaukee WI.......... black 2000-something Volkswagon Jetta, "gay pride" rainbow stickers on the car, yep. Vanity plate URANUS. Lots of folks at work called BULLSHIT on me over that, until more and more guys started seeing it. 94 W near Miller Park.
heres a artical about a plate we had here in town it was required to be turned in... HA8 JWZ.
Plate number spurs state to cut out HA8
It was an odd question to hear from a mechanic.
"You're a Jew hater?"
Uh, no, Frank Gumina replied. So the mechanic called Gumina around to the back of his car, a 1974 Volkswagen Thing.
The license plate read: HA8 JWZ.
"And I still stared at it," Gumina said. "I guess I don't pay attention to the letters and stuff."
Others sure did. And they read it: "Hate Jews."
Gumina, who lives on Lake Wildwood, said he'd gotten a few odd looks before the mechanic sounded things out for him. He'd even had a stranger or two at the grocery store ask him, "You're a Jew hater?"
"People say weird things," Gumina said. "So I didn't really know what they were saying."
But when he figured it out, Gumina did what any good Protestant would. He called the Bibb County tag office, and he called his preacher. His preacher called Rabbi Larry Schlesinger, the rabbi at Temple Beth Israel and a Macon city councilman-elect.
"Tell you the truth, I didn't know what to think," Schlesinger said.
So he called the Anti-Defamation League in Atlanta, a group that works against anti-Semitism and bigotry. A league spokesman called the Georgia Department of Revenue, which handles license plates. Long story short, according to the department: It was all just a coincidence. Gumina's getting a new plate, and the one he has will be taken out of circulation.
What's more, the state will stop issuing prestige plates - also called vanity or personalized plates - that start with HA8 or H8, revenue department spokesman Charles Willey said.
"Hate has become a very popular prefix to a vanity plate," ADL spokesman Bill Nigut said. "I just don't think there's room for that in our civil discourse."
Just to be clear, though: Gumina did not request his HA8 plate. Everyone agrees on that. He simply asked for an antique - or Hobby Automobile - plate, which is different from a vanity plate.
The Hobby Automobile plates all start with HA, and the rest was just a series of numbers and letters that spelled out something unintended, Willey said.
"I think it'd be far-fetched" to think someone did it on purpose," Willey said. "They make so many at a time."
About 1.2 million a year, according to the state Department of Corrections. License plates are made by prisoners at the state facility in Telfair County, department spokesman Paul Czachowski said. Prisoners are given a list of number and letter sequences from the Department of Revenue. They arrange number and letter molds in the right order and press the plate.
It's similar to old-time movable-type printing presses, he said.
Said Schlesinger, "Let's give them the benefit of the doubt."
Gumina said it doesn't really bother him that he was driving around with the plate, though the irony that it was on a Volkswagen Thing - basically an old German Jeep - isn't lost on him. Now he drives the vehicle a lot less, pretty much just at night and near home.
"I don't hate Jews," Gumina said. "I don't want anybody else to have (the plate), but to me, it's just a bunch of letters." "Hate's a terrible word," he said. "That's right up there with can't."
I had a 77 corvette that I rebuilt from a total outta a salvage yard that I put HRD2KIL on.
In Watsonville CA in the early 80s there was a crappy old Fiat 124 driven by a drug dealer. Had a blue/yellow plate that read "LICBONE". Had it on both ends and it had current tags. I've NEVER figured out how he got that one by the DMV.
The advantage to living in a state with few people...
A55 RGY <-- the little peach serves as the "O"
anyone feel like being shot?
Heres a few I've had over the years. The first is the current one on my Buick wagon. The second was on my 52 Studebaker truck, The third is a facsimile of one that was on my 86 Mustang Convertible. And the one I dont have a picture of was a Calif Blue plate with yellow letters that said JACK32, on my 32 Ford 2dr Sedan.
You a ham too ?
Theres a guy in AZ with a 37 chevy that has "CDUSA" referring to the old jingle "See the USA in your Chevrolet" I always thought it was cool.
I also had "ADEEOS" in oklahoma. It's a ripoff of Gray Baskerville's roadster.
I had this on the Buick
but nobody got it except for painters
My brother is a hunter and an EMT. His plate is
What else could it read?
If someone invites you to an ass orgy you had better not go......
Not exactly what we're talking about here, but I saw this on an old flatbed full of junk.... Gotta give em credit for being honest, eh?
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