The Most Retro-Futuristic DMV in America

In 1979, two artists covered a Southern California building with futuristic murals. They painted moon motorcycles, high-tech highways, and spaceships that would look right at home in Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. But as delightfully retro-futuristic as the building is on the outside, what happens inside may surprise … » 3/06/14 3:02pm 3/06/14 3:02pm

Volkswagen XL1 At Katie's Cars And Coffee: December 7th, 2013

I debated not going to Katie's this morning since the turnout has dwindled due to the cold weather, however I knew Volkswagen HQ had both a Veyron and an XL1 on hand this week. I decided to come on the chance an XL1 did appear, despite my being told that it almost certainly would not come. Much to my…

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Indiana Now Has An LGBT License Plate But It Wasn't Easy

Indiana, like many states, lets you pick from a variety of specialized license plates that highlight some personal interest of yours, like a noted vampire hunter or your love of driving tiny cars. Indiana Youth Group, an LGBT support organization, wanted to offer a plate as well, but their efforts were repeatedly… » 6/03/13 3:19pm 6/03/13 3:19pm

CATPUKE, MIHOLE, And 68 Pages Of Other Things Banned From DC's…

We're no strangers to motor vehicle departments restricting certain words from personalized license plates. Typically, genitalia, other sex themes, and things related to fecal matter and racism (same thing, really) are verboten. But what about words like PITA, SCOTCH, and RAIN? » 1/29/13 3:00pm 1/29/13 3:00pm

The Kansas DMV Will Still Let You Get A RIMJOB And Other Banned…

Kansas released their 1800-combination list of banned personalized license plates, and it makes for a surprisingly fascinating read. It sort of like what you might get if you locked your prudish grandmother in a room with Tosh.0 playing for 12 hours. Lots of indignant rage, but not a whole lot of understanding. How… » 11/12/12 2:00pm 11/12/12 2:00pm

Should You Bother Obscuring Your License Plates In Photos?

If you're reading this now, there's great chance that you spend far too many of your waking hours looking at pictures of cars online. Which means you've probably noticed that many of those images have their license tags obscured in some way. Being the inquisitive (likely) mammal that you are, you've probably wondered… » 9/11/12 3:00pm 9/11/12 3:00pm

Virginia DMV Revokes 'F OSAMA' License Plate

As far as can be told, the Virginia DMV personalized license plate division seems to be staffed by Puritanical orangutans with shame-addled filthy minds. They've had many grand victories in the past, from the simply humorless to actively calling a soccer mom a disgusting pervert. This time, they're taking Rick Sander's … » 4/26/12 2:00pm 4/26/12 2:00pm

The Virginia DMV Loves Dirty Prostitutes

As far as DMVs go, none has proven more prudish than the censors in the Old Dominion. The Virginia DMV has previously rejected the "world's greatest license plate" on the grounds it promoted child canabilism. They even accused a mom of being a sex pervert. But a "NSTY HOE"? Apparently, that's no big deal. » 2/13/12 1:30pm 2/13/12 1:30pm

Record Manhattan lap would net 857 points on a driver's license

After yesterday's video of a new record for fastest lap around Manhattan, Alex Roy, the former record holder, provided us with this list of 151 moving violations — for 857 theoretical points — he claims he would have received had he been caught in 2001. That's enough to have his license suspended almost 78 times. » 6/30/11 10:30am 6/30/11 10:30am

Virginia DMV accuses soccer mom of being sex pervert

The Virginia DMV loves to hand out vanity license plates and then freak out and take them away. Remember EAT THE Kids First? Now the DMV's trying to pull the plates from a mom who just loves her two daughters. » 5/26/11 3:00pm 5/26/11 3:00pm

Virginia DMV Revokes World's Greatest License Plate

A man in possession of the world's greatest license plate has lost his battle with the Virginia DMV, who ridiculously claim it encourages oral sex with kids instead of just cannibalism. Here's their predictably unfunny response to the funny plate. » 1/04/11 4:34pm 1/04/11 4:34pm