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.
Virginia is the vanity plate capital of the United States. So far they don't have much to show for it. Now they do. HUZZAH! I'm pretty sure I just blue myself.
In America, no form of personal expression is greater than the vanity license plate. Vanity plates give ordinary people the platform they need to show the world just how clever or creepy or kind of dickish they really are.
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?
No, it's not a Photoshop, this Virginia plate reading "RU 18YET" is real. We checked.
We're not sure from which part of the Keystone State this particular vanity plate hails, but it's worth noting that a large part of Pennsylvania is near the Jersey Shore.
At this point in our near daily coverage of witty vanity plates, our attention turns to the often overlooked Old Line State. Maryland Vehicle Administration officials managed to get several offensive or potentially offensive words stricken from the list of acceptable vocabulary from which MVA derives its yea or nay…
Los Angeles is certainly known for having more than its share of massive egos, and often those egos are kind enough to announce their presence via sickeningly overconfident vanity licence plates. I'm sure we've all seen vanity plates crowing about how hot or rich or awesome the driver allegedly is.
This shot by reddit user anthonymccue reminds you that if you gaze long enough at a hearse, the hearse gazes back. And then it tells you — "UR NEXT."
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.
Car ownership is supposed to be a matter of some self-identity and pride. A good ride is an extension of your personality, a face to show a mechanized world. Add in a personalized license plate and you expect your car to speak your truth.
Another day. Another hilarious plate approved by the DMV. This time we're in lovely Massachusetts where the beers are cold, the accents are funny, and the Subaru drivers "LUVAG."
Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles will punish a motorist who tries to "EAT THE Kids First," yet gives a thumbs up to those who "EA7" kids or someone who "SLAPS" them. But how does Virginia feel about the place, albeit, apparently, dirty, where the kids come from in the first place? They approve. UPDATE!
If you're going to drive a Mini Countryman, you might as well attach a vanity license plate that matches its personality — but you're going to have a hard time surpassing this one I came across near the University of Maryland. Juicy, indeed.
Florida's Sun-Sentinel newspaper has done the public service of combing the 1,800 vanity plates rejected by the state's DMV and picking some real winners. It's like filthy, half-literate magnetic poetry: HASAGUN GOLF HOE / HO GETTA CAML TOW.
Earlier this year we brought you the story of the world's greatest license plate, which was approved by the Virginia DMV and then harshly revoked. Looks like someone's outwitted the DMV and sneaked a slightly modified version of the famous "EAT THE" Kids First vanity license plate past the state censors.
Today, the California DMV released the following list of 100 banned license plates. The list, accumulated over the past few years, has some obvious offenders. Others, like "3MTA3," are a little trickier to decode. How many of them can you translate?