Texan Spends $15,000 For "FERRARI" Vanity License Plate

While other states try to keep personalized vanity plates off the road, Texas auctions desirable combinations. Last night's winner: "FERRARI," at a record-setting $15,000. Big loser: The Jalopnik reader who paid $7,750 for the "DRAGONS" rear license plate. » 1/14/11 4:00pm 1/14/11 4:00pm

Virginia DMV Condones Beating, Not Eating Children

The Virginia DMV wouldn't let this guy keep the world's greatest license plate, which jokingly advocated Virginia "EAT THE" kids first. But hitting your kids? Apparently, the DMV doesn't mind its residents being portrayed as enthusiastic child beaters. » 1/13/11 1:00pm 1/13/11 1:00pm

UPDATE: Non-Racist NASCAR-Loving Truck Owner Actually Racist

The owner of the controversially plated and tarted-up pickup is incensed, claiming his license plate isn't a coded white supremacist message as Virginia claims. Nope, it's a tribute to Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Tony Stewart, his favorite NASCAR drivers. Update! » 4/29/10 1:45pm 4/29/10 1:45pm

Lewis Hamilton Buys "LEW 1S" License Plate For $392,000

Doing his best impersonation of a UAE oil sheik, Mercedes-Benz F1 racer Lewis Hamilton has picked up the very vain "LEW 1S" vanity plate for a smooth £200,000, or about $392,000. This, of course, leads us to believe Hamilton is 11 years old and still likes to write his name on desks, in bathroom stalls, and onto tree… » 6/17/08 1:20pm 6/17/08 1:20pm