I’m walking down the street the other day somewhere in California, and I stumble across an Audi A4 with an Illinois license plate that has black writing on it. Now, I can’t be sure of much in this fast-changing planet we call home, but I can be sure of this: Illinois license plates have red writing, typically stamped…
I recently spent a weekend walking around Washington, D.C., where I discovered a vehicle that had both historic license plates and dual airbags. For the very first time in my life, I felt like an old person.
Not sure if this is bravery or idiocy.
In 2012, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto introduced and passed a bill to bring back three vintage license plate designs if they could just collect 7,500 orders for each. The yellow-on-black style, originally issued from 1963 to ’69, made the cut and will start shipping this month.
Are you inverted 180° from normal human position, either through a gravitational anomaly or perhaps the use of gravity boots? Maybe you’re Raph? Are you also a highly sensitive person? If so, then you better sit down. Or, I guess, sit up. Because Texas just figured out that a Lambo’s license plate, 370H55V, can be…
Good news, ladies and gentlemen: Friday is here, and that means it's almost time to begin your weekend by sitting in bumper-to-bumper rush hour traffic and screaming at other drivers, even though they can't hear you.
Today, we're going to discuss the art of registering an imported car with your local department of motor vehicles. I call it an "art" because, like any good art, there's a fair amount of agony, and pain, and suffering, and at some point you get really close to clawing out your own eyes.
This is the Brill Steel Nissan S14.5 with a fairly unhinged LS3. I noticed this car because it sounds like destruction and it has a claimed 717 horsepower. Now I realize that I missed its best feature: the license plate.
When you move to a new state, you're usually required to register your car in the new state. If you contact your old DMV, you might be able to get a refund on your registration fees.
Britain's Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency just set a new record by selling a a personalized plate for £518,000 ($813,622) to the owner of Talacrest, who will put it on the Ferrari 250 SWB formerly owned by Eric Clapton.
I'll tell you when I first realized that we have a serious problem. It was just a few days ago, when I came up behind a car in traffic with one of those enormous plastic license plate frames. Printed on top was the name of the dealer – something like "ANDERSON MOTORS." And on the bottom, in the same enormous font,…
The world of specialty license plates is a complicated intersection of private douchbaggery and governmental robbery. Why do we even have to pay for a license and registration? The government shouldn't be jacking people with a hidden tax — a hidden regressive tax that hits poor people harder than the rich — for the…
Once again, a license plate is responsible for controversy in the South, but this time it's not over a clever joke in Virginia. This time it centers around the darkest chapter in American history and the ugly legacy it brings up.
Welcome to Must Read, where we single out the best stories from around the automotive universe and beyond. Today we have reports from Texas Monthly, The Truth About Cars and Car and Driver.
Luckily, the Tesla Model S won't need a nuclear reaction to reach 88 mph.
There are plenty of license plates you can't have in other states because they're usually about sex or bodily functions, like 4NIKK8 on a Georgia plate. But a New Hampshire man has gone to the state's Supreme Court because he thinks he should be allowed to say "cops lie." After all, this is the "Live Free or Die"…
Some people really like Peanuts characters. And some people write checks, which is probably why they pay their bank a little more and get checks with Charlie Brown or whomever on them. But seriously, who'd want to pay the state to get a license plate with Snoopy on it?
That's a photo of proud Texan A&M graduate and Texas governor Rick Perry holding the '12THMAN' license plate that sold for a (state) record $115,000. How do you know this is a sad waste of money? Rick Perry is a proud A&M graduate. Enough said.
It's not that surprising that "FUCKER," "DILD0E" and "SUCKIT" (and all variations thereof) are on the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles's list of banned vanity plates. But non-straight people, Jews, and Kurt Vonnegut fans might be dismayed to know that GAYGUY, PISHER, and KARASS are no-nos, too. We're…