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    Default Vanity Plates

    Seen any clever ones? Strange ones? Do you have one? If you had a car and had to pick your license plate, what would you have it say?

    Hawaii's six-character limit is somewhat confining (many other states give you seven to play with). But the especially creative can still come up with some fun things. I saw a hybrid Prius today with the plate, "CLN AIR."

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    I have two cars both with vanity plates:

    WH--LS (two blanks) Buy a vowel

    WH LS2 for my other car

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    How did you get two blanks on your plate? I thought they were unusually stingy with spaces and dashes and how they can be used. That's cool. I had a special plate when I had a collector's car... a 1979 Hurst/Olds W-30 with the plate "79 W30" (though I doubt many people knew what it meant).

    Today's sighting: An emphatically expensive black Mercedes with the plate "NYSE." Guess he survived the dot-com bomb!

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    my cousin has IRNDIT on his Range Rover
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    Quote Originally Posted by pzarquon
    Seen any clever ones? Strange ones? Do you have one? If you had a car and had to pick your license plate, what would you have it say?
    I don't have a vanity plate, and I don't really want one. Buf if I had to have one, I'd probably go for a Kikaida reference. DBLCHP, or maybe DNJEND.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pzarquon
    How did you get two blanks on your plate? I thought they were unusually stingy with spaces and dashes and how they can be used. That's cool. I had a special plate when I had a collector's car... a 1979 Hurst/Olds W-30 with the plate "79 W30" (though I doubt many people knew what it meant).

    Today's sighting: An emphatically expensive black Mercedes with the plate "NYSE." Guess he survived the dot-com bomb!

    When I applied for it (back in 1984) there were six blanks to fill, so I filled the first and last two. They accepted it then.

    In Reader's Digest there was a quip about a middle aged man who was tired with his image so his vanity plate was to mean "18 Again" and it came out I8AGN. His son came home and told his dad, "Cool license plate...I ate again"

    When I bought my BMW I wanted LOVNIT but it was already taken! So was 6BOYS, so I opted for a continuation of my Wheels plate WH LS2

    The best I saw was on a Toyota when during the 80's it was a war between the VW Bugs and the Toyota SR5's. The Toyota's plate was "RAID" and underneath it said, "Bug Killer".

    On a Porche tooling towards Kahala on the freeway was IXLR8. My friend's Turbo/Nitrous VW Rabbit was I8AZ28.

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    Parents still live in Hawaii....my dad was a US Marine and fought in the Korean war. His license plate says "Combat Veteran" on it!
    Lovena

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    I see AV8R around once in a while; I wonder what sort of plane he/she flies.

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    My brother has vanity plates on his car KH7MS [He is a licensed Ham]
    Check out my blog on Kona issues :
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    Default Weird license plates you've seen

    This morning, I just saw a Scion xB with the license plate "bntobx" (bento box)

    I thought that was the perfect name for it, as that car is a box on wheels.

    What other weird license plates you've seen on a car?
    How'd I get so white and nerdy?

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    A long time ago (either in 1990 or 1991) while visiting the Bay Area I was crossing the Bay Bridge (the one that runs from Oakland to San Francisco) and the car in front of me had a plate that said SETPRV, which happen to be one of the privileges available to a username under the VMS operating system. While I took a picture of that car I didn't manage to get the license plate in the photo.

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    I thought it said Set Perv! Still didn't make any sense to me. The funniest one was one I read in Reader's Digest where this middle age heavy set man bought a new car and put on a vanity plate to say: 18 Again. It read 18AGN. His teenage son tells his dad, "Cool license plate...I ate again"

    My two cars have license plates that read:

    Car 1: WH__LS with two underscores between the H and the L. When people ask me what that means I tell them to buy a vowel: WHeeLS and this plate is on my AstroVan, initially on my Scirrocco back in 1988.

    Car 2: WH_LS2 that is currently on my BMW.

    My friend had a license plate on his Turbocharged/Nitrious powered VW Rabbit: I8AZ28

    Another good one was on a Toyota SR5 back in the Toy Boy vs VW Bug boys days of the 80's and 90's: RAID as in bug killer.

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    I had a Dodge Grand Caravan with the license plate of JSS 727. I got stick on letters and made it say...
    JeSuS heb.7:27. "who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people's, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy2
    I had a Dodge Grand Caravan with the license plate of JSS 727. I got stick on letters and made it say...
    JeSuS heb.7:27. "who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people's, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself."


    hooo boy be careful; defacing or altering a licence plate is unlawful. even if it's christian kine.

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    When I was in college (early 1980s), I saw a white VW Rabbit with the plate "ML8 ML8." Still my favorite plate ever.

    Recently tried to get HI OFCR for my Harley but it was already taken.

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    MUFDVR

    I SWEAR. I saw it on Maunakea Street years ago, passing the DMV when it was over there. My husband and I discussed how incredibly stupid the bureacrat who authorized it must have been. It was on a 60s convertible outta Detroit, a big hunk of metal. ClASSy!
    Now who would go out on a date with this guy? Who would marry a guy with a plate like that on his car? And yet, he advertises his sexual prowess. What kind of guy needs that on his plate?

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    http://www.wonkette.com/politics/whi...ica-106585.php

    i suppose this one wasn't exactly weird, but i sure did enjoy the sentiment behind it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lavagal
    MUFDVR
    Now who would go out on a date with this guy? Who would marry a guy with a plate like that on his car? And yet, he advertises his sexual prowess. What kind of guy needs that on his plate?
    He probably has a "Pu In Sai" bumper sticker, too.

    hee!

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    Yesterday I spotted two I liked. One was on a fittingly dirty 4WD vehicle: MUDMAD. The other was in the parking lot of a gym in Mililani: WASH ME.

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    I saw a middle-aged woman driving a car the other day that actually did say PU NSAI

    Go figgah

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzz1941
    I saw a middle-aged woman driving a car the other day that actually did say PU NSAI

    Go figgah
    Im a middle aged man and I want that bumper sticker for MY car... to remember da ol days.

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    I've always been partial to "Poetic"

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    3M W018
    Saw that one the other day in my rearview mirror. So just read it in reverse. One of my favs from home was NO TIX PLS on a BMW M3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haole
    3M W018
    Saw that one the other day in my rearview mirror. So just read it in reverse.
    Good grief! I admit, I had to write it down backwards to get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haole
    3M W018
    Saw that one the other day in my rearview mirror. So just read it in reverse. One of my favs from home was NO TIX PLS on a BMW M3.
    I saw its companion on a girl's porche. 3M TA3

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