Whatcha Pullin' Me Over For, Mr. Officer?

One-time might have no case when he pulls over Sir Mix-A-Lot, but you gotta figure a Town Car stretch limo with the plate 420LIMO might find its passengers' red eyes blinking confusedly in the harsh light of Mag-Lite beams, as members of the law enforcement community take a shot at an easy, low-paperwork bust. Say, is… » 2/29/08 8:00am 2/29/08 8:00am

Car Shopping? A Slow P.O.S. Might Be Right For You!

Truth in advertising is a wonderful thing, although we like the Datsun B210 too much to believe that "POS" is the right way to refer to one. The seller of this '78 Datsun B210 will let you have the car for $750, or the car with its SLO POS license plate for $1250. Thanks- yet again- to LTDScott for the tip! Note: the… » 2/13/08 8:00am 2/13/08 8:00am

Man Buys $6,750,000 Vanity Plate, We Lose Faith In Humanity

You know how when you go to a fast food place and you're standing in line, debating whether you should splurge and get the DeLuxe super meal or if you should just purchase an item off the dollar menu and supplement it with a cup of water, obtained from the bathroom spigot? I think it's safe to assume that Talal Khouri… » 2/08/08 9:00am 2/08/08 9:00am

Georgia Randomly Generates Anti-Semitic License Plates

The computers at the Georgia Department of Revenue apparently haven't gotten the message that the new south is tolerant of everyone. This may go some of the way towards explaining how one man ended up with the license plate "HA8 JWZ," which we're not going to spell out for you. Of course, maybe they just hate David… » 11/30/07 1:45pm 11/30/07 1:45pm

Virginia Leads Nation In Vanity License Plates

Fully 10 percent of American vanity license plates can be found in the home state of George Washington and the Central Intelligence Agency. A whopping 16% of license plates issued by the state are of the vanity variety; this can be explained by the cheapness ($10) and online ease with which such plates can be… » 11/12/07 5:00pm 11/12/07 5:00pm

All Right, Gay: Virginia Man Must Remove Suggestive Plates

David Phillips of the Commonwealth of Virginia is out, way out. So out that he runs around town in a car with the license plate "POOFTER," which is British slang for a gay man. He's put 11 years and more than 200K miles on this plate in his Geo Tracker without anyone minding. Unfortunately for him, someone complained… » 11/05/07 1:45pm 11/05/07 1:45pm

The 3-Letter Words Your License Plate Can't Say In California!

We all know that the killjoys at the DMV will reject your custom license plate application if you've requested something cool like SCHLONG or YAY PCP (though they didn't stop some Silicon Valley dentist from getting a tasteful HITLER plate for his Mercedes a while back). But what about the three-letter combos that… » 9/12/07 2:00pm 9/12/07 2:00pm

Utah Cracks Down On Intoxicant-Themed License Plate

And what is the controversial license plate that Utah man Glenn Eurick sports on his '96 Mercedes, the one that refers to a demonic drug so powerful it would fry the brains of all who even contemplated its use? BLAK TAR? HUBA ROX? BLUNT ME? N2O YEAH? GO ETHER? No, the Powers That Be in SLC are yanking Eurick's plate… » 3/19/07 11:00am 3/19/07 11:00am

Ohio Child Molesters May Get Custom Plates

A bill introduced in the Ohio state legislature yesterday by Democratic Rep. Michael DeBose and Republican Sen. Kevin Coughlin would require bright green license plates on the vehicles of all convicted habitual and child-related sex offenders, to make it easier for vigilantes concerned citizens to string up identify… » 3/01/07 1:48pm 3/01/07 1:48pm

Use a License Plate Frame, Go To Texas Jail

According to Texas' highest criminal court, obscuring any part of a vehicle's license plate, including portions of state name text and/or artwork, provides Johnny Law with all the cause he needs to pull over, ticket, and/or arrest the offending vehicle's driver. The 8-1 decision issued yesterday, concerning a case in… » 2/15/07 2:46pm 2/15/07 2:46pm