Vanity Plates

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I have always been interested by how creative some people can be when the canvas in which they are allowed to express themselves is limited. In this case, only letters and numbers are allowed, and depending on the state, a maximum of 6 to 8 characters.

For a nice introduction to the common "abbreviations" used in vanity plates, check out Michael Olivier's License Plate Basics. For an amusing story about Oedipus told entirely with vanity plates, check out OEDIPUS THE KING (OF THE ROAD). Think twice before you get the vanity plate NO PLATE or this could happen to you! Some amusing fictitious plates in the post funnies.

I have gathered the following list of vanity plates from personal observations :), people's submissions, and also from postings in the usenet newsgroup. With minor exceptions, all of these plates are real, i.e., it's on a car being driven by someone in the world. If you are interested in contributing your favorites to this list, please drop me a line! I would also like to thank Robert L. McMillin and Lars-Toralf Storstrand for contributing to major portions of the initial list.

Check out Parade Magazine's Vanity Plates Contest Results!

For Car Buffs

For those of you who found this page by searching for keywords like "Ferrari", "Porsche", etc., I hope the following links will be of help:

Laurel is working on a series of books for Abrams publishing called ART OF THE STATE - one for each state, and in each title they want a single jazzy, funny, somehow typical to the culture of that state VANITY PLATE. Owners will need to be able to take a good, clean 35mm slide of their plate if their message is chosen, and if they can scan and transmit a picture of their plate, all the better. For more information, please contact Laurel at

Total Number of Plates in this Collection: 1008!

Recent Additions

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Plates Comments
-CSHFLW Negative Cashflow. In Missouri, the state usually fills in any spaces on a vanity plate with a "-". This person has the most creative use of that little quirk of state government I've seen. (I know this doesn't really start with zero, but I don't know where else to put it!)
OOO LALA What more do you need to say? On a 1991 Red Convertible Corvette with IL Plates
02 BE ME Modest fellow, isn't he? On a 1991 ZR-1 Corvette
02BNLA      Oh, to be in LA or Love to be in LA since 0 is called love in tennis, from the movie "LA Story"
0GRAVTY Zero Gravity!
1000101 Binary humor on a Virginia plate. For those of you who are binary challenged, it translates to 69 :)
10R SAXTenor sax, on the car of a professional saxophonist
10SNE1 Tennis, anyone?
10SPROTennis Pro, seen on a white Porsche
12DRAGWant to drag? On a 1985 Oldsmobile 442
14THBCH One for the bitch (or maybe beach), on a white BMW convertible
14U2C One for you to see ("Sky-Hi" Toyota 4wd)
16 APR On an accountant's car
187 Seen on a yellow '70s Cadillac Fleetwood Sedan with dark windows and bullet holes all over the lower body and doors. 187 is police code for murder.
1BLU BYU Blowing by you in a blue Corvette
1BNG007 One bang, 007 James Bond?
1BUG2COn a 1967 Volkswagen Bug
1DFOAL Wonderful on a Ford Mustang. Get it? Foal as in baby horse.
1DN1TGO One down, one to go. There are two daughters in the family, and the older one has graduated college and married, while the younger one has yet to do either.
1GOTO1 Silicon Valley License plate
1GQ2ENV One GQ to least that's his hopes, but people are already questioning his taste - he owns a puke green honda
1HNGLO One hung low. Apparently, the driver has only one testicle. Not too sure why he's advertising it tho.
1HRDDRV One Hard drive, on a 1995 Mustang GT (the owner sell computer equipment). The frame says: "at a time"
1MONPAYOne month's pay, on a $105,000 BMW 850Csi
1NTSTND One night stand
1OVER0 1 over zero = infinity, on an Infiniti I30 in Virginia.
1RUDEFBOne Rude F.B. Seen on a woman's Firebird.
1 TOGOLF "One to golf" or "Want to golf"? as seen on a nice Lexus
1UPONU One up on you, on a Porsche
1WTHGOD On a purple Hyundai Accent that also has the jesus fish
20GS The cost of the Lincoln Continental when the owner bought the car
22 NICE Too Too Nice, on a 1987 RX-7 that will be in the IASCA shows
2 3PAIR Too(th r)epair...get it? On a dentist's car
24 KT A jeweler's car
26E4U Too Sexy for you!
29 CRIB The owner is president of the Madison Cribbage Club. For cribbage neophytes, 29 is a perfect hand, VERY VERY rare.
2BENVD To be envied, on a Corvette
2BLND4U Too blonde for you. The plate was in a plate holder; the top of the plate said, "some blondes" and the bottom of the plate said, upsidedown, "are intelligent."
2BORWAT To be or what? Modern day Hamlet?!
2BSAVED Don't we all wish? ;)
2BWED This was the vanity plate the owner came up with for his wife while they were engaged. He hoped it would discourage any "prowlers" on the road. I guess it worked, he just celebrated 4 years of marriage with a baby on the way! Ohhhhhh.
2COY 4U Too coy for you
2 DA WDS To the Woods. The owner has a cabin in the Wisconsin north woods on a lake. Also check out his wife's plate
2DBCH To the Beach!
2DIE4 To die for
2DUM2NO Too Dumb To Know
2ED4ED Certainly Ed owns the car
2EXKWSIT Too Exquisite, on a red Ford Mustang
2FAST4U Too fast for you, on a Corvette
2FMN269 2 females into 69. Actually, the owner revealed that it is not personalized, he just happened to be issued this plate...only in California!
2GOOD4U On a cheap oldsmobile
2HI4U Too high for you, on a jacked-up pickup truck
2HSPRN 2 required at bed time?
2 LONG NO, it's not what you think! Get your mind out of the gutter. This is found on a Lincoln super-long limo
2LOW4U Seen on an aqua collored Nissan lowrider.
2LV4EVR To love forever, on a Chicago car
2M8OS Tomatoes. Either this guy is a vegetable or he's a farmer
2MCHHP Too much horsepower, spotted on a Chevy SS
2N2R4 On the car of a school teacher in Plano, Texas
2NAHNTR Tuna Hunter
2ND2NUN Mother Theresa's right hand nun perchance? Seen on a white Toyota Supra
2ND2SEX Second to sex, on a black Ferrari Convertible. Actually you can have the best of both worlds ;)
2PCME To pee, see me! Urologist's plate
2QAYLI misinterpreted this when I first saw it, check out the link for the full story.
2Q2BSTR8 Too Cute To Be Straight. Seen on a volvo in San Fran
2Q2STOM Too cute to stay home. A gift awarded by a guy to his fiancee (now ex-).
2QIK4U Too quick for you as seen on a RX-7
2QT4U Too cute for you, the driver was a delicious Blonde driving Volkswagen convertable (Australian plate)
2TH DR On a dentist's car
2 UKUF Caught the DMV guy napping in Illinois. Check this out in the mirror
2WLK AGNOn a black Honda Prelude parked in a disabled space
2ZRESQ To zee resque, on a plate outside of a small town fire department
3 2 1 GO on a Nissan Twin Turbo 300zx
38-24-34You do the math
38DDD On a Gold TransAm with a brunette
3MTA3 Eat me mirror image, on a bakery truck
3NON Read this upside-down
3TT3V On a vette
400 GPA Potential Ivy-leaguer? Actually, an apparent random plate issued to some guy in Michigan.
4 BN EZ Apparently, the owner got the car for being easy.
4CASTR Weather Forecaster and also professor of meteorology
4DGETIT Ford Get It, as in forget about it. Seen on a Corvette
4GETIT On a black TA driven by a married lady!!!
4MR BOY Former Boy? On a green Jeep Cherokee in Hamilton, Ontario driven by a woman(?)
4EN JUNK Seen on a late model Volvo wagon in Virginia.
4 PLAY On a Corvette driven by a comely young lady in UTAH!
4QU2 F*** you too, on an Ontario plate
4SAFETY on a Volvo, what else?
4SURE Fer shure
4U2DZYR For you to desire, on a 95 Acura Legend
4U2NV For you to envy
4X 4EVR 4X4 forever!
4XX 4XY Four girls and four boys, on a van
5050 LUVOn a big yellow Cadillac, the driver wearing a wide brimmed hat, looking very pimp-like.
5150On a Toyota MR2, 5150 is the code in California for a crazy person
55N-UP 55mph and up
5PMBYOB 5pm, Bring YOur Own Beer, on a Toyota MR2
6DRYVSex Drive
6HORM1Sex hormone
6ISENUF 6 kids is enough
6 KIDS On a Chevy Suburban in Utah
6PK2GO 6 Pack to Go, Turbo V6 1987 Buick Grand National Greenville S.C
6UALDMN Sexual demon
6ULDV8 Sexual deviate
6ULRGGSexual urges
7NTXXX Car of a Bridgeplayer
80 INCH Yes, this guy is vain, but he's not exaggerating. The 80 inch refers to the 80 inch motor on a '82 Harley Davidson, so you can get your mind out of the gutter!
81TCH Guess the other bitch took the BITCH plate, the Nerve of that Bitch!
88 KEYS Liberace's car
88 MPH On a Graphite Volvo 240DL. A reference to the speed you need to achieve in order to time travel (Back to the Future). Thanks to Ross for "completing" the alphabet. I was missing plates that start with an 8.
8ISEXC Ai(n)'t I sexy? Seen on a BMW
911EMEROn a 90 VW Jetta. In case the family Porsche is not available for any reason, the Jetta is old reliable emergency backup. (Actually, the owner works for 911 dispatch)
911WIFEOn a 93 Ford Taurus. Wife of above.
9FOFO 9 four four, on a Porsche 944
9INPNS9" peepee. On a car driven by a female. Not sure whether she wants one, or she has one!
9MPGWOW 9 Miles Per Gallon, Wow! On a 1966 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
9WONWONOn a Lexus. Boss of 911EMER
A1 AN A2 Lawrence Welk's license plate
A 4X4X8 On a Honda
AFAV8R Air Force Pilot (Aviator)
A GR8PL8 A great plate, oxymoron?!
AHEADAU This Alabama plate proudly proclaims his place in traffic...ahead of you, that is!
AINTNO4 On a 914-6 Porsche
AIRHEAD On a white Jeep Wrangler with a soft top. The owner get a lot fewer funny looks when the top is down!
ALICE On a white Rabbit (Alice in Wonderland, get it?)
ALLMAYA A plate for Las Vegas. "Maya" means "illusion" in Sanskrit, so "everything is an illusion" in Vegas.
ALLNITR Allnighter
ALTREGOProposed plate on identical cars of two friends. See the other one
AQTU12 A cutie, you one too?
AQTU124 Eh cutie, you want to f***?
ARETE Greek for "excellence"
A SAXIST On a California plate
ASK KATOYou know, that annoying houseboy of you-know-who
A-SLAAB A slob on a Saab
ASSMAN Classic Seinfeld episode where Kramer is mistakenly given the plate "ASSMAN" which truly belongs to a proctologist
ATHDOC Athletic Doctor
A TOTAL On a (Mitsubishi) Eclipse
ATOYOTA A Palindrome on a Toyota truck
ATTY2B Attorney to be, on a paralegal's plate. After she passed the bar, it changed to ESQUIRE
AU DIGR Gold Digger
AUSM An Auburn Alumnus' Autotag...Awesome!
AU YLOKS Goldilocks...cute
AV8RX Wife of a pilot who is also a pilot.
B4DKCMEBefore decay, see me, on a dentist's truck. Some one asked him once if he was a mortician.
B4RTAXS Before our taxes, on a new Mercedes
B9S2US Be nice to us
BAA BAA Baa Baa 'on a ' Black Jeep
BAD MUDEWhat the owner feels like during rush hour traffic. It's on his 1967 Porsche 912
B AFRAIDOn a '90 Cavalier
BAWLMER This guy obviously hails from Baltimore as he spelled the city like he would pronounce it
BCDDCBA Musical notes in the fourth movement of Beethoven's Ninth
BCNU2 Be seeing you too
BEACHN Beaching!
BEAUTEE New York Yankee relief pitcher Steve Farr is known as "The Beast", and this is on his fiancee's car
BECNYA Be seeing 'Ya, on a '68 Mustang
BESIDES Sideline beekeeper
BEYOND On a 'blue' plymouth 'HORIZON', Beyond the horizon
BFATFRE Be fat free, a health nut's car
B FLAT B-flat in musician terms means something that is "regular, not exciting", and this is an apt descrition of the high school band director's Honda Civic in Texas.
BGBDVET Big Bad Vette, on a Corvette of course!
BI BYE Twice as likely to get a date!...At least according to the owner ;)
BIGBLUE On a 30 foot, armored RV, Seattle Police mobile station.
BIG BUX On a Ferrari 308
BIGMAN7 A matter of opinion
BIGTARS On a monster pick-up truck
BINARY On a computer programmer's plate
BIRDIE Driven by good looking lady from New Zealand
BITCH Beautiful, Intelligent, Talented, Cheerful, Horny, on a "babe's" car
BITHCKR bit hacker, on a beat up ford with the guy driving it looking like a low-level (BIT LEVEL) programmer type.
BITN On the car of a Missouri woman who had lost her arm to a crocodile in Zaire. Have to admire her sense of humor.
BKEEPR Bee keeper
BLOGH ME On a 1992 white Mustang seen in the San Fernando Valley
BLOODY1On a bloodstain pattern analyst's car
BLU2FUL Bluetiful, on a blue '63 Chevy convertible
BLUBYU On A Blue Mustang LX 5.0
BLUE 666 Blue Devil
BMW-BFDBavarian Motor Works - Big Deal! On a beat up old Honda Civic in Texas
BOBS MG Seen on a VW bug, when the driver is told "That's not an MG" he replied "I'm not Bob"
BONZO On a black jeep
BORNLZR What an optimist.
BRSTLVR Breast Lover
BUGDOC Probably an exterminator or a PhD in entomology
BUGLITE On a '79 VW Beetle in Nevada
BUGOUT On a South Carolina VW beetle
BUTRBUNZ They sure are! On a Camaro convertible, attractive blonde female driver
BY BY COPOn a Ferrari F40
BYE-BYE On a Porsche 911 Turbo
BYMYHNY Buy my honey, a beekeeper
BYTE ME For the computer geeks
BY YALL On a Porsche 911
BZNU Be zeeing you, on a 280Z
BZZZZZ There's a little Mazda Miata running in New Hampshire with the following color scheme: Bright yellow with black rag-top and trim...
CALQL8 Calculate on the back of an Auditors Chevette
CANTCME On a Dodge Stealth
CAPTXMSCaptain Xmas on a Chev truck, belongs to a battalion chief who used to be in chargeof the toys for tots program for the fire dept
CARGASM On a brand new Corvette
CARPEPM Seize the night, carpe = seize and P.M. as in night
CD8D Sedated
CELBRTN Definitely time for celebration after ending the payments on a black 300zx
CHAOSSS On Jim Yorke's car...he coined the term chaos theory
CHINGCHING on a Black Range Rover (European plate so more letters)
CHUVITShove it, on a Chevette
CLIT Seen on a corvette with two attractive blondes
CME4AD8 See me for a date
CME4DK See me for decay, on a dentist's car.
CME4LUV See me for love, Dr. Ruth Westheimer's car?
CNTUCHDS Can't Touch This, Seen On A Nissan Low-Rider In New York State
COCO VAN Chicken in wine sauce...on a lady's bronze colored Toyota minivan
COKE On a Delorean in New Hampshire. Recall that John Delorean got busted for cocaine.
COMIN4UOn a 1974 cadillac hearse
COWPLPThe owner has a low opinion of his white BMW
CPU AGE Computer Age
CPUFXR Computer fixer, on a Pathfinder in Colorado
CRE8IV Presumably on an Artist's car.
CRIMPAYS Seen in front of the Ulster County Courthouse (N.Y.) on a red convertible Porsche 911 driven by a defense lawyer
CROOZAH On a Land Cruiser in Australia
CRUZMSSL Cruise Missile, on a Camaro
CRXTASY Car (CRX to be specific) Ecstasy, on a yellow Honda Sportscar
CRZY 4U Crazy for you
CTHRU U See through you! Spotted in Cleveland...a radiologist, perhaps?
CTDRV55 I must admit I share this guy's sentiment - can't drive 55
CULAYTR See you Later, on a Porsche
CUM55X Cum 55 times!
CU N OZ See you in Oz
CU N QRT See you in Court, on an attorney's car
CYAAH See-Ya on a 1963 sebring silver 340hp split window corvette
CYCOPTH Psychopath's car
CYIMBRKSee Why Im broke, found on a cherry 95 ford 3/4 ton truck
CZDMMNT Cease the moment, a variant of carpe diem
DAD IOU Dad, I owe you, on a Trans Am
DA HERSEOn a 1959 Cadillac hearse
DA LEGND Self-proclaimed legend on the car of a high school basketball star
DA PMP Da Pimp, on a lowered Caddy in Texas
DARKSIDE On a deep blue, almost black Berreta
DARKSOL On a Black 1994 Honda del Sol VTEC
DA WABIT On a VW Rabbit
DEADREDY On a 1971 Cadillac Hearse
DEB N ART The plate frame carried this rhyming update "Are now apart." Deb appeared to have won custody of the car.
DEF-ROW On a souped up Jeep Cherokee with killer boomin' stereo system in New York
DEPECHE French for fast
DE SADE On a 77 Mercury Marquis
DFACTO On a White Stretch Limo
DIAL 911 On a yellow '96 Porsche 911 turbo
DIRTBOY He's a filthy geologist and he's also a member of the popular rural band: Dirtboy and the Screamin' Weasles
DIV BY 0 Now you know why Infiniti Q45 are a nerd's favorite car.
DJ4FEE Support this poor DJ who can't afford anything better than a broken down 77 dodge
DJAKEL "The Devil" in Swedish, and it is on a Red Saab 900 Turbo Convertible.
DMNTOY Damn toy, on a red jeep
DMV SUXA sentiment shared by many but surprised that it went through
DNTB2NR Don't be too near
DO9114UOn a 92 Isuzu, the owner is a 911 dispatcher
DOC4JOX Sports injury specialist's tag
DON H1 The legendary Don Juan spotted in Orlando, FL on a bright red convertible by a Swedish lady tourist?! According to her, "the guy behind the wheel was VERY good-looking".
DOOZPD Dues paid, on a female doctor's Mercedes
DOUSWALO Click on the link to check out Matt's story on his plate
DR AC Doctor Cool, on a white 300ZX in Colorado
DREK It means shit in many Slavic languages, Yiddish, etc. On an Ontario plate in Canada
DRG DLR Drug dealer, on a car parked outside of a pharmacy
DR IBALZ Another optometrist's plate.
DR IIII Doctor 4 Eyes, an optometrist
DRSKULL On a Mercedes in L.A. (Neurologist? I hope so otherwise wouldn't want to see this Doc)
DUKOVRL Duke of Earl. The owner's last name is Earl
DV8 NXS Deviate in excess
DV-DT a = dv/dt = acceleration, on a Honda Civic Si
DVL-666In Finland, the license plate consists of three letters and three numerals, but this extra constraint didn't seem to stifle this creative soul...maybe the devil made him do it :)
DZBLND Dizzy Blond, on a white BMW in Colorado with a blond lady driver
EARGASMThis Geo Storm won, placed or showed in more than ten IASCA (International Auto Sound Competition Association) events, and was #1 twice
EASYOn a silver Corvette driven by a bodacious blonde
EAT DIRT Black corvette, female driver, on the highway
E FUDD Elmer Fudd
EIEIOOn the old Ford FARM pick-up truck. (you know like in the song, Old McDonald...)
EM KNAPS Oh, hurt me! (read it backwards) from a red Stealth driven by a nice blonde in Florida
EPH OPH Read the PH like Physics or Physiology
ERDOC2B Obviously watching too many episodes of ER
ESADEat Shit And Die, seen on a pickup truck in metro-Detroit
ESON69 He's on 69?
ESQUIRE On a lawyer's car. Before she passed the bar, the plate was ATTY2B
ETA BUSH Eat a bush, seen in L.A.
ETHL ETR Ethyl eater, on a 1967 big block Corvette
EUNEEK 1 Unique one, or maybe eun..eek! #1 (eunuch)?
EVASTOI Eva stole it, on a blue Toyota 4-Runner. She sure did. Eva was involved in and indicted for misappropriation of bank funds. Also Eva's toy.
EVLTWINProposed plate on identical cars of two friends. See the other one
EZ2CYIO Easy to see why I owe, on an expensive red Porsche in Los Angeles
EZ4U2C Seen on a rigged out vette in San Antonio TX
EZ4U2NV Easy for you to envy
F40 AOK On a Ferrari F40, what else?
F8SUCKS Fate Sucks
F A DUCK On a Lincoln. Definitely don't want to drive this baby into animal rights territory.
FAMFIXR A family therapist in Las Vegas
FAST Russ' 86 Corvette Pacecar
FASTER Russ' 92 Corvette
FASTEST Russ' 89 Corvette Callaway. Here's one more in Russ' series
FASTRNU Faster 'n you, on a Mustang LX 5.0l
FAWQ ***expletive*** on a 82 Nissan
FBI AGNTRegistered in Montana, the owner is an Insurance Agent with Farm Bureau Insurance. It was on his 93 Cadillac Sixty Special, but he has since changed it because of the recent news up in Montana.
FCK NXN On a VW bus in San Francisco at the height of the Vietnam War. Herb Caen, the famous San Francisco columnist, supposedly mentioned it in one his columns.
FE2O3 On a rusty '46 Chevy pickup...get it? Fe2O3 is iron oxide or rust
FENRY (on a) Honda. Hint: think of famous actors.
FEOZZI Hint: the owner is an Australian Triathelite and remember your chemistry symbol Fe (Iron)?
FIDL DD Fiddle dee dee, on a Nissan Maxima (Gone with the wind ref)
FILLRUP The owner is in the petrolium business
FINAGL on a finagler's (i.e., accountant's) car
FIREBALL On A Fierro, Because The Engines Are Known To Blow Up
FIREDUP On a sports car driven by a seemingly (it was at night) attractive lady
FIREHWK Fire Hawk, on a firefighter's car
FIRETURD On A Firebird
FIT2SKI Fit to ski
FKIDNNO F*** I don't know, on a 73 Mustang
FKLIK12 This was driven my a verry good looking young girl in a volkswagen Rabbit.
FLAUNT On a Rolls Royce
FLEA On a VW Rabbit
FLEWBYU flew by you (this was on a Corvette)
FLY-BY On a '91 Steath
FNOILLK F***ing oil leak, on an OLD VW bug
FNOMNL Phenominal, on a BMW 318is
FO BY FOOn a 4 wheel drive in the South
FO IRS On a very expensive sports car in So. Cal
FOOTSYOn a podiatrist's Aurora
FOREPLAY On a 82 Camaro Z28
FRAUD On a Porsche 911 "Carerra"
FREQOUT Freaked out!
FSTPHKR Fast F**ker
FT DKY Fight Decay, on a dentist's plate in Connecticut
FTFETISH On a Podiatrist's new Caddy
FTN N 96 F*** The Navy in 96, on an old pickup in Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Apparently, owner is getting out of the Navy in 96.
FTNSASY Fit and Sassy
FUGITIV On an Integra
FUGUEOn a gold Honda PRELUDE
FUH QUE ***expletive***
F U IRS Well, it's that time of year again. Fear not, check out this site.
FUNFER2 On a 1986 Corvette Coupe
FUOJ ***expletive*** you O.J.! (or fudge?!) on a car in Michigan
GDAM8 Good day, Mate! On an Aussie car
GEDDEUPMore horsepower! On a souped up 1992 Green 5 liter Ford Mustang
GGGGGGG G-string, get it? Seen in San Francisco
GLUTTON for punishment
GNANABU GonNA NAB yoU, on a purple Toyota 4x4 in California
GODSAVZ Yeah, God might be the only person that can pull you out of the mess!
GODZGOOD God is Good, on a pastor's car in Virginia. Virginia frowned upon putting religious messages on vanity license plates, but it ruled this one ok
GONLOCO Seen leaving mental hospital
GONSNO On an 85 Jeep CJ-7
GO TPLS Go Topless! On a 1968 Camaro Convertible. Owner has been flashed on warm evenings.
GOVT SUX A Virginia judge ruled that DMV had no right to revoke this plate and ordered the dept to return the plates to the owner
GR82SH Great Tush! What else do you want? ;)
GR8BUNS Keep your mind off that general vicinity! It's actually seen on a bakery delivery van in northern Minnesota
GR8TTS Seen in California 10 years ago...enuff said...*blush*
GROWL On a Jaguar
GSNDHT Gesundheit, on an Isuzu
GU10TAG Guten Tag! For those of you that don't Sprechen Sie Deutsch, it means good day in German. The tag was seen on a Benz in California.
GURUGLY Gee, you are ugly!!!
GUT-SEE Gutsy (or maybe Grand Unified Theory), on a Porsche 911 Turbo
GVML Give em hell! On a grey Porche 944
H15 EGO On a Porsche
H2OLGD Waterlogged. The owner is a swimmer and this appears on his Hyundai Tiburon FX in Missuori
H2OMEN4 Water men four? NO, What are men for?! Seen in Southern California on the back of an (apparently) feminists' car
H2O GATE George Gordon Liddy is known to have this plate on his ZR-1 Corvette
H8NLIFE Hatin' life, on a Lexus in Colorado
H8 PEPZ Hate Pepsi, on a Coca Cola Van
HAMACHI On a Yellow 1978 Porsche 911SC with a whale tail. If you order Hamachi in a sushi bar you will get yellow tail.
HAUDI On an Audi
HARDICK On a 4x4 construction truck owned by a Mr. Joe Hardick Jr.
HEBGBZ On a 1995 Corvette. "Heebie-jeebies", apparently a commentary on being a passenger in this car
HE PAID On a new Benz in LA driven by a 40+ blonde
HERS2 Hers too, on a Black Mercedes Conv.
HGHLNDR Highlander. Chosen because the owner's wife is actually from the "highlands of Scotland" in a "wee toon" called Thurso (about as far north in Scotland as you can get). Thurso, once the home of a U.S Navy Telecommunications Station, is where he met his wife. Ooh, How Grand!
HIFEES On a nice 500SEL mercedes, probably a lawyer's car
HIHO AG Hi ho silver!
HI OFC A good license plate for cops to see
HI ON V8 On a Monster Miata ( Ford Mustang engine)
HI-TECH On the Mercedes of former Deputy Defense Secretary for research and engineering William Perry
HME BREW Home brew
HNSOFF Better lay your hands off this guy's white 69 Camaro or else!
HOBANGR Ahem...I don't think I need to elaborate in polite company. Seen on a silver MR-2 in Fort Walton Beach, FL
HOOCH On a cark parked outside a liquor store
HOOK UM On a Texas Long Horn fan's Cady
HOT-TKT Hot ticket, on a Corvette with a blonde female driver. Turns out she was a travel agent.
HOWDEDU On a Dodge Van
HSSSSS (A Cobra's Hiss) On a Mustang in Dallas
HUMONGO Bodybuilder's car
HUMR ME Humor me, on a Colorado plate
HUM THIS On a Hummer from Denver (With Illinois plates)
HUT ONE Football player's car
HYPRDRVHyperdrive, on a modified Eagle Talon TSi AWD
HYRTHNU On a small Toyota pickup with VERRRY large tires. Unfortunately, this did not intimidate the cop who pulled the owner over for speeding.
I12BNZC I want to be in zee Sea, a diver
I12BUGU I want to bug you, on a VW bug
I 2STEP On the car of a country western dancing nut in Michigan
I81B4U I ate one before you, on a beat-up jacked-up 4X4 GMC (rusted pickup bed, hunting lights, gun rack) in Oregon
I8ABMW I ate a BMW, on a red sportscar
I8A 4RE I ate a Ferrari! On a Corvette in "90210"
I8AV8 I ate a V8! On a turbocharged VW bug
I8AVET I ate a Vette1, on a 944 Turbo
I8D TOP I ate the top, on a '88 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 Convertible
IAM 469 I am for 69! This is in answer to her husband's question.
IAM 007 Doesn't he wish? Cool toys, fast cars, and gorgeous ladies...every boy's fantasy
IAML8 I am late on a white rabbit (Alice in Wonderland reference)
IAMYY4U I am too wise for you
IB2BAD I Be too bad
IB6UB9 I be 6, you be 9...enough said! (Later recalled by Motor Vehicle Dep.)
IBCNU I'll be seeing ya!
IBJAMENOn a red Honda Civic CRX
ICECAR On a Datsun...DatsunICECAR...That's a Nice car!
ICNCYDU I see inside you, a radiologist's plate
ICU812 I see you ate one too!
ICULAFNI see you laughing; now cut it out!
ICULOOK But quit staring, it's impolite!
ICUNIYQ I see you and I like you (as said by Elmer Fudd). 7 words out of 7 letters, pretty good!
ICUQTPI I see you cutie pie!
ICUROK I see you are okay
ICUUQTU I see you, you cutey, you!
ID8JLB8 I date jailbait. Well, there's no accounting for taste.
ID-BUGM I debug 'em, seen on a large mainframe System's Analyst PA plate
IDH82BU I'd hate to be you!
IDOCPUS I do CPU's...No, not the kinky stuff, this is a computer technician's car
IDONTTY I don't tie, a racing reference on a GMC Typhoon in TX
I DO OK Claimed the modest owner of this Porsche 944 Turbo
IDOS MF Adios, Moth** F****r in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on a Buick Grand National
IEATFIREOn a fireman's pickup truck
IFLIP4UOn a Suzuki Samurai
I FLYHI A Flight attendant's plate. I forgot to ask her if she is a member of the Mile High Club ;)
I FND IT On a car of a born-again Christian
IFRRATD IFR (Instrument Flight Regulations) Rated. A pilot with IFR rating is allowed to fly in poor visibility / low ceilings in certain situations. Plate seen on a Ferrari Daytona passing afternoon traffic out of Las Vegas to LA
IFXDX John Wayne Bobbit's urologist, perhaps? On a MBZ seen at the Oakland coloseum
IFYTFYRI fight fire, on a firefighter's car
IGOT 2P I gotta PEE!!! On a Toyota
IH8DST8 I hate this state!
IH8MYX I hate my Ex. Saw it in L.A. (of course).
IH8PL8S When you can't beat them, join them!
IH8 UNIX I guess he does!
I I M8TY A former pirate? On a red Ford Probe
I INSUR he sells insurence Orlando FL.
I IS PHD Given this person's poor grammar, who would have thunk it? A prinecton graduate to boot!
IKNEADU You heard the lady! In case you are wondering, she's a Massage Therapist
ILOVEME But hey, have you ever seen a more PERFECT "Vanity" plate?!
ILVGLF I love golf, seen at golf courses mainly in NH.
IM1RU2 Spotted on a Brown Jeep in Hawaii with a Rainbow Flag (gay comunity symbol) bumper sticker
IM2BZ2P I'm too busy to pee, so *$%!# get out of my way!
IMA10 I'm a 10!
IMABRAT You sure are!
IMA NERD He looks like an LA surfer punk, but he admits he's a computer geek
IMAQT I am a cutie, on an actress's car
IMATEN I'm a 10!
IMB4U I'm before you!
IM BLIND Seen in the Pentagon parking lot in Virginia(handicapped spot?)
IMD14U I'm THE one for you! Seen on Vette in Baton Rouge, La
IMEZRU I'm easy, are you?
IMLEVNU I'm leaving you
IMFLYNOn a black '94 Corvette and the owner is a FA-18 pilot for the USMC
IMGOODOn an MG at Laclede's Landing in St. Louis, an "excellent" babe got out of the car and she was!
I M N MBA Seen in the parking lot at Harvard Business School.
IMORBID On a hearse
IM TAKAITakai is her last name, but it also means expensive in Japanese...Hmmm
IMZ14U I'm zee one for you! On A 280 Z
IN DEBT On a bronco in Pennsyvania
INETJNKE There you go, self-proclaimed Internet Junkie
INFL8 On a lady's truck. Before you get any seedy notions, let me point out that she is into riding hot-air balloon (ahem)
INGFLATIn G-flat, on a Buick. The owner writes music and poetry
INS BZ Insurance Agent's car
INYORI In Your Eye...
IO4IT I owe for it! Seen on a sports car
IOBA14K I owe Bank of America $14,000
IOMOM Seen on a new BMW with a teenage male driver
IONO1 I owe no one
IOU 000 I owe you absolutely zilch, so stop tailgating me!
IQ180High Insufferable Quotient
IRESCU Owner is an EMT with the rescue squad.
I SD8EM On an anthesiologist's plate
I SK8 I skate/ice skate
ISPY 4U Seen on a Corvette, probably a private investigator
ISUE4U I sue for you! On a car outside a law firm
IT LBS It POUNDS!!!! Oh sorry, I was trying to speak over the car's major stereo system
ITCH DR Stop scratching! Or this dermatologist will come after you in his Mercedes convertible
I THINK on the Ford F150 of Director of the Center for Creative and Critical Thinking at Delta State University in Mississippi
I THINK2 The above's wife's Saturn; they both present workshops on effective creative and critical thinking
IT HERTZ On an 85 S-15 extended cab that is used for auto-sound competitions. It can blast 250+ watts!!
ITL DO On a 93 vette with a paxton supercharger on it
ITOETAG CA plate seen leaving coroner's office
ITREVS This 86 Rx7 turbo sure does!
ITS 4PLAOn a 90 WV Cabriolet in California
ITSADUK It's a duck!
ITSPHY6 It's Physics! On a physics grad student's car
ITSQWIKOn a '89 Mustang
ITSTIME Its time, on a 68 Cadillac Hearse
IT XLR8S It accelerates, on a Porsche
IVARIVD On the plate holder, it reads "It says... I've Arrived"
IVNIK8 IV="Four", so Fornicate. Issued in L.A., but later recalled
IW84NO1 I wait for no one. It's a N. Carolina plate that cruise around Winston-Salem on the back of a silver Porsche 944.
IX On Russell's Jaguar Mark IX. BTW, "ix" at one point in pre-Classical Mayan meant "jaguar"
IXCLR8 I accelerate, on Tom's 1965 Chevelle Super Sport. He claims he has always proven his point when the need arises.
IX FE IX=Roman numeral 9 and Fe=chemical symbol for iron... "nine-iron". The plate belongs to a Chicago area golf nut.
IXIVIV On a Porsche 944
IXLR8 I accelerate, on a California Maserati
IXMN8U I examinate you, on a doctor's car
IXXI On a Porsche 911
IX XIV On a Porsche 914
JEALOUS On a BMW 525i that was given to a teenager after his high school graduation.
JEEPEATR on a highly modified 1995 GMC Yukon GT
JESBUGN Just bugging, on a yellow VW beetle
JETJOCK Fighter Pilot
JJJJXXXThe owner was named Jay and that he had married and divorced several times. Hence, "Jay's ex's"
JK MNO Look closely and see what's missing. That's right, there's no L, i.e. "There's Noel". Cool huh?
JOFO Just Out f---'n off, on a 1979 Ford hi-boy Bronco
JSTDUIT Just do it!
JUZACAR While this might be true of this guy's silver delorian, the same cannot be said for Doc Brown's time travelling contraption
K9 STYL Canine Style, on a Kennel-Catcher's car
KAOTIK The state of the car owner's life
KEEP UP Yeah, you slow poke!
KEMO SAAB On a SAAB 900E with New Mexico plate
KEPT On a Rolls-Royce Corniche driven by a very attractive blonde
KHAQQ Phonetic rendering of owner's anatomical part
KIDBGON Kid be gone! On a red BMW driven by middle-aged parents
KILDUMP Kill the ump...boy, is this highschool baseball umpire in Washington state asking for it or what?
KILNTYM Killing time, on a 1969 camaro 1/4 mile drag car
KINDBUG On an old VW Bug
KOYTUS Coitus...look it up!
KPASAMD K (Que) Pasa MD, What's up doc?
KPOOM On a small car
KRAY ZEE This guy recently purchased a 1996 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo without his wife's consent, 2 months before his wedding, one month after buying his house, and 2 days after being lasered doing 95 in a 35. When his wife found out, her response was simply "are you f _ _ _ _ _ _ KRAY ZEE?"
KVECH 22 Kvetch 22, kvetch is Yiddish for complaining chronically
KY DUDE Kentucky or Kinky dude
KYHONEY Another Kentuckian or KY-jelly honey?
KZUL SX Hate to tell these guys this, but "casual sex" is passe. Seen on a Nissan 200SX in California
L84AD8 Late for a date (Nicole Brown Simpson's Farrari)
LAGUNS on a 87 Suzuki, maybe a LA transplant. Remember all the freeway shootings that took place in Los Angeles a while back
LC2KILLLicence to Kill, on a 90 Modified Talon
LE BMER On a pretentious white 535i BMW
LE TAG On a Renault Le Car
LEFTEEZ Probably a southpaw
LEMMING Clueless animal
LEMON On a late model Mustang convertible
LETS M8 Let's mate
LFTIT4U Left it for you, on a convertible
LFTLANR Left laner, ie, Mr. Speeder, ona '89 Honda Prelude 4WS
LGGD OFF Appropriate plate for a technical producer at America Online who "logged off" with the top down on his 1996 Saleen Mustang Speedster convertible every Friday after work.
LICENSE Plain and simple
LIFSABCH Life's a bitch (or beach)!
LIK2BEX Like to be a 10! On a white Camaro with a blonde driving
LITIG8 A lawyer, driving an EXPENSIVE car in Alaska
LIV42DALive for today, on a red '79 Corvette
L JEEPO Seen on a Ontario plate in Canada
LKN4 36DLooking for 36D. Good luck, buddy!
LOGLOZ On a lowered Jaguar w/ Neon lighting
LOONYBIN On a self-proclaimed cartoon freak
LOVEMYHO Love my HOnda, but check the link out for the rest of the story
LOXMIF On a locksmith's car
LQQKNLOOn a very lowered white Mustang 5.0 LX (the "Q's" look like eyes looking down)
LST TAG Lost Tag, where is it again?
LTRDST8 Litter the state? Probably Altered State. Thanks Thomas
LTSLXIX Let's 69!
LTSOMTL Lots of metal
LUGNAF Let Us Get Naked And ____. Ahem, ...on a 93 Vette.
LUKE4 8 A driver cursed and tailgated one particularly slow car for some distance, and he noticed the vanity plate of the slow car. Getting home, he checked his trusty bible and read Luke 4:8 and found "And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan ..."
LUV2SPDLove to Speed on a 92 ZX-11 Ninja
LUV DAD On a convertible 86 Z-28
LV 2 TCH Love to teach
LVB4UDILive Before You Die
LVME2X Love me two times, a ref. to a Doors song. I like to thank Roger for pointing this out to me.
LVNLG living large, and the owner wasn't joking either
LVNGLYF Living life, on a white Miata
MACGEEK A MacIntosh computer fan
MACMYDAY A MacIntosh computer fan and a Dirty Harry fan!
MAC-USER A Loyal Mac fan
MADHATR Mad Hatter on a white '67 Volvo 122S coupe with a brim hat incense ashtray in the rear window.
MAFIA On a Black Stretch Limo
MAKMLAF On a comedian's car in a Blazer in Nevada
MAX VEL Maximum velocity on a 1995 Nissan Maxima SE
M BALMEDEmbalmed, on a 1970 Cadillac Hearse
MDLFCRIS Mid-life crisis, on a 1990 Nissan 300 ZX
MEANMY ...Shadow, Dodge Shadow that is (in St. Louis)
MEETNM8 Meet and Mate
MEGOB4U Me go before you!
ME HURTOn a car with a handicapped driver symbol
MI6 SPY A British car. MI-6 is the popular designation for Britain's Secret Intelligence Service.
MINE On a Lincoln Town car
MINIAC On a 60' Austin Mini Cooper
MINUET A Musician's car
MI TU U Me to you
MKITSO Make it so, number one! ...Picard On a Honda Civic
ML8ML8 I'm late! I'm late! on a white VW Rabbit (another Alice in Wonderland reference)
MLBU VW"Malibu Volkswagen" on a '96 Porsche C4-S. The owner said, "Just a stab at the car, anywhere else the car would be extravegent, in Malibu they are as common as Volkswagens elsewhere "
MLNEIUM On a 61 Ford Falcon, as in a Milineum Falcon from Star Wars
MMMBABY! On a Mazda Miata owned by a babe
MMM-HMMSeen in Houston on a white '56 T-bird with two stunning blondes aboard
MMRE MKR Memory Maker (computer chip manufacturer?), on a blue Honda
MONEPIT Cash guzzling boat
MOSEYIN Just moseyin' on a 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS, street rod
MOVN FR8 On the vehicle of a dispatcher who works in trucking
M POWER A BMW M3....what else?
MR QUICK On a big black '68 Mustang. Once a girl asked if the 'Stang plate referred to the car or the driver. The owner told her it referred to the driver, but he could go all night. She walked away very fast with a red face . . .
MSAGRO Orgasm backwards as seen on a Lotus Esprit SE driven by a hot blonde (maybe her name is Ms Agro)
MSMY911 Miss My Porsche 911, on a rundown Oldsmobile
MTBRAIN Empty Brain
MUF DVR On an Ohio car
MY CAR At least now we know who owns that car...
MY DEBT On a New York car
MY EU4IAMy Euphoria, on a '87 Corvette
MY F40 Alas, it is on a 87 Camaro
MY FEEOn a fiery red Mercedes convertible
MY HOME is my Cressida?
MY MINK On a big, emerald-green Cadillac convertible, driven by an attractive brunette lady
MYOBCSHNA '91 Miata is the object of obsession
MYREVNG My Revenge (Divorcee)
MYSNCAN If you remember your highschool chemistry, you should recall that Sn stands for tin, and in case you were wondering, the owner claims that his silver dodge shadow is one, a tin can, that is.
MYT4CYLMighty 4 Cylinder, on a 250 horsepower Plymouth Laser Turbo All-Wheel-Drive
MYZRATI Seen on a Maserati in San Jose
MZ-CHF Wife of a fire chief in the St. Louis County, Missouri area. BTW, MRS-CHF was taken by the Police chief's wife.
MZDARTI Mazda-ra-ti, on an upgraded Miata
N2SHEEP Hmmm...rancher's car
NACL H20 Salt (Sodium Chloride) water. Lifeguard, perchance?
NAHRTBT In a heart beat, on a 66' Chevy II SS hardtop
NASDBOY"Nasty Boy" where NASD stands for National Association of Securities Dealers. The owner is a stockbroker and aspiring yuppie.
NAVYAV8R Navy Aviator
NAW T On a red Ford, driven by a pretty hot female.
NB SNOB Nota Bene (important) Snob, or alternatively, it could be "Newport Beach Snob" (thanks to one astute reader)
ND4SPED Need For Speed, on a white 1992 300ZX Twin Turbo, bumped up to 396hp
NDNGIRL The owner told me that she's a very attractive Native American female, and I have no reason to doubt her :)
NDLSMR Endless summer, on a sorority girl's california VW Rabbit
NDSADL In the saddle, on a '66 Mustang
NE1469 Anyone for 69?
NEONE4T Anyone for tea? On a British car, of course!
NETGAME On a white Honda. Either an avid tennis player or volleyball player or both!
NEXT On an old Cadillac hearse in Ohio
NICEBODY On a Ferrari Daytona driven by a very NICE blonde
NICE EH On a REALLY beat up car
NITRISNitrous Oxide injected into the intake adds 150 Horse Power...major speed!!
NIZ2CU On a blue Dodge Viper
NJYNLF Owner is enjoying life in the beautiful state of Arizona
NO1UNO No one you know, so don't bother me!
NO 2ISHN No tuition, seen on a corvette
NOBODY On a Rolls Royce
NOBRAIN No brain
NOBRKS No brakes!
NO CACA That is, no shit!
NOETHCS Lawyer's car?
NO JOB On a white Ferrari Testa Rossa driven by a teenage girl
NOMODO No More Dough, on a Veerrrry expensive car
NOMRTIXNo more tickets! Originally, the owner had this plate
NONE Funny when this one is on paper (registration,tickets,etc)
NOPCME No pee, see me, another urologist's car
NOPLATE Funny when on paper
NOT2FEAR On A Mustang 4 Cylinder
NOT2HI Not too high, on a jacked-up pickup truck
NOT4MUD Restored, elevated truck in Evansville, IN
NOTDADS An appropriate plate on the back of a corvette owned by a fraternity brother in college
NOT FAT On a RX7 (woman owned)
NOTGLTY OJ's claim, but you be the judge!
NOT HOT (not stolen) on a Porsche 924
NOTIC8S No tickets (he lied), on a Porsche 911
NOT OJ Seen in Northern California on a White Bronco
NOTUAGN Oh no, it's you again!
NOT YETT This WAS a real California plate, which was on a retired 1967 HEARSE from 1985 through 1991. Unfortunately, even old hearses die.
NOT YOU On a Pennsylvania plate where the motto is "You have a friend in Pennsylvania"...apparently not!
NO WIFE On a brand new Jeep Grand Cherokee that was pulling a new fishing boat in North Dakota
NOYGDB None Of Your God Damn Business!
NO YOLKSeen on a white suzuki swift
NOZBLEED Nosebleed
NRG Energy
N ROLL On an IROC Z-28 Camaro in Michigan. Get it? IROC was on the bottom of each side of the car, so it reads IROC N ROLL.
NRVOUS On a red porsche 911 (he was driving cautiously)
NS8IABL Insatiable!
NT12WRK Not one to work on a 96 Probe
NTOTO2 And toto too (Wizard of Oz ref)
NU JOY Z On a shiny new Nissan 300ZX in New Jersey. A nice double-entendre, since it also picks up the north "Joizy" accent.
NUNSRUS On a van carrying a group of sisters clad in habits
NVIGOR8 Black Acura Vigor (California)
NVMYZ28 Envy my Z28
NVRENUF Never Enough
NVRLKBK Never Look Back, on a DeLorian. This is in reference to the movie "Back to the Future"
NVRSADI Never say die on a cherry 1985 Nissan 300zx with 130,000 miles
NY AXXNT The owner is a fan of NY and has the original plate hanging in her office in NYNY.
NYMFEO New York Mafioso and proud of it!
NYOFACEIn Your Face, on a supercharged Celica
NYOMAD This guy makes good use of his plate; everytime when someone asks him what the letters means, he says if he tells them, they will need to buy him a drink. BTW, Now You Owe Me A Drink...Scotch on the rocks, please
NYTMAREA temperamental 86 Fiero SE
NYUKX3 i.e. Nyuks Nyuks Nyuks. Remember Larry, Curly, Moe, and maybe Shemp?
02BAN0DOh, to be an O.D. (Optometric Doctor), on a 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT
O2BCD8D Oh, to be sedated or love to be sedated!
O2BME on a bright red Jeep Wrangler
O2BQUIK on a 1996 Red Camaro SS
OBJET On a Dodge Dart
O BLOOD On Albert Fisher's car. He has O+ blood and he has donated over 29 gallons(!) of his blood over the last 44 years.
OBSERV1 An amateur astronomer's plate
OH2B39A woman in her early 50's has had the following plate for about the last ten years
OHGOOD You say this when you are buried in traffic
OINKCAR As opposed to what? Cash cow?!
OJDIDIT Whether you agree or not, you can now cast your own vote!
OK DIE On a NH 'Live free or Die' automobile.
OLD FOn a Custom Harley
OL-F The loving family presented the old fart with a new plate for his 95 911 Porsche You have to be close to seventy and live in Newport Beach, California for something like that
OOHLALA on a sleek, customized Corvette with a gorgeous paint job
OOICUP OO..(h)iccup, excuse me! Or as somebody else suggusted, maybe it's "Uh-oh, I see you pee"
OOOOMMM + the frame: May the Force Be With you... Transcendental Meditation
OPN WYDOn a Dentist's car
OR INNI Seen on an Audi (Outie)
PACE MEOn an Indy Pace Car Fiero
PAID2RGU Paid to aruge, an attorney's ego tag in New York
PAIDOF It's paid off
PAWSH Posh on a Porsche
PARDONME Apology for cutting you off
PASS MEon a 1966 VW Beetle with a very weak 1200cc engine in Pennsylvania
PAZAREV Pa's a Reverend, on a pastor's son's car!
PB4 UGO Pee before you go! On a minivan packed with kids and two tired looking parents
PCA SHT Piece a shit, on an old Ford Falcon with loose fenders and belching exhaust pipe
PD2MUCH On an extremely nice Dodge Ram pickup
PD4BYEX Paid for by Ex-(husband), on a red BMW
PD CASH On a vette
PEACE 95 A woman whose car sported this plate, chased a motorist, threatening him with an aluminum softball bat. She was arrested.
PEG LEGOn a pick-up, the owner has only one leg
PH 7 This guy was the seventh in line to get his plate in Port Hedland, Australia. He is currently working in a lab where people constantly are asking "who's the neutral guy with the hot red pickup ?"
PHA Q A plate seen in Nebraska (the DMV guy must have been sleeping again)
PHLEGM Oops, I think we are following a tad too close
PIKED6 Picked 6 (a lottery game), on a very upscale Mercedes
PISSOFF Well, you hear the man.
PILPUSR Pill pusher, on a pharmacist 1990 Chevrolet Corvette
PMPN8EZ Pimp'n ain't EZ
PMS ESP On a lady's car in Virginia. Her translation of the plate is: Bitch that knows everything
PMSX365 PreMenstrual Syndrome all year!
PNS NVY Penis envy, on a BMW K-75 motorcycle. Not too sure how the owner got past the DMV with this one.
POMPOMSOn the car of a former cheerleader
PONOMO Poor No More: On a Cadillac in Atlanta
POOH-C Seen in West Hollywood on a black Porsche
POOR ME He might be, after shelling out big money for his red Porsche 911 convertible.
POORSCH On an RX-7 Turbo
PORKIN Seen on a black Cadillac driven by a cute petite blond near the Indiana/Illinois border
PORPHKRPoor f***er on a black Buick Riviera.
POT8OS Dan Quayle's favorite vegetable...or is that "Dan Quayle is his favorite vegetable"
PP DR This plate belongs to a urologist in the Detroit area
PRAY On a priest's minivan
PRESTO "Very Fast" in musical terms, on a black sports coupe
PROBING What else, on a stupid Ford Probe
PRRRRR On a Jaguar
PSYETR Pussy eater, on a Z28
PU55Y Hmmm, this one got pass the DMV? Brad swore he saw it back in 1985, the GOOD OLD days.
PUCK U Driven by a hockey coach
PULN GS Pulling Gs, on a 300ZX
PUPULE Hawaiian for "crazy" or a pupil who needs more spelling lessons?
PUTN 4DOPutting for dough, a professional golfer?
PWR NAPSeen on a Passat
QN ELVIS Queen Elvis? On a Chevy Cavalier
QT PI Cutie Pie, on a car in Missouri
QUICK AGOwner is a Chemical Engineering major, so the AG fits the color of the car as well as making a rather understated chemistry reference.
QUIKEE On a black 911
QUIXOT Oh great, that's all we need, another dreamer on the road
QWKPHKRQuick f***er on a Vette
RACE ME On a sports car
RAKMUPRack'em up, on a pool room owner's '93 Ford Ranger
RARE On a 55 Chevy
RASTRO Chevy Astro van with Jetson graphics
RATA2E Not sure if this guy cooks much, but apparently ratatouille is his favorite dish
RAWPOWR Apt description for a black 1995 Dodge Viper RT/10 in Morristown, NJ.
RCHPHKRRich F@#$%r
RD MD Road Doctor
REBOS (sober, backwards)
RECHDXS Wretched excess, on a $120,000 Aston Martin sports car owned by a once-flamboyant businessman who was convicted of racketeering and fraud. He also owned a 42-foot speed boat called BAD BOY.
REDDVL Red devil, on a 911 turbo
REDSHFT Redshift refers to the Doppler Shift as something is moving away from you at high speeds. The faster it's moving the greater the RED SHIFT.
RELXDAD "relax dad" teenage girls muscled ford fairlane
RESET On a fully restored (hence reset) 1968 FORD MUSTANG
REVO EVOM Move over backwards, on a 944
RIRUVRU Try pronouncing it in dog accent...I am serious, RI RUV RU (I love you) on a 1990 Geo Storm
RK N RL 9Long live rock and roll on a Plymouth Sundance (9 as in nine lives)
R LILBUS Our l'il Bus, on a Virginia Pontiac Transport SE
RM41MRRoom for one more, on a Cadillac Hearse
RM 4 U There's room enough for you, so stop tailgating me!
RMOTL6 "Our Motel 6" on a 33' Estancia Motor Home
ROKURAS Rock your ass, on a VW bus covered with rock band logos
ROKYHRR Rocky Horror fan, on a 89 Camry
ROTFL :-D (only possible because : and - count as 1/2 space each.) It's a NC plate -- just got it this year! (oh, and it stands for the Internet acronym Rolling on the Floor Laughing -- followed by a laughing smiley!)
ROTTT N The owner has a couple of rottweilers, and he often takes them cruising on his black jeep wrangler
RSKYBNSRisky Business, on a '94 Red Porsche 968
RTFM Read the #$@!* manual!
RTROVRS Retrovirus, on a virologist's plate
RU18QT Are you 18, cutie? On a 68 Mustang ragtop
RU 469 "Are you for 69?", a question posed by a husband to his wife in Melbourne. Her reply ...
RU 486 On the car of a self-proclaimed right wing abortion provider. What is RU-486? Find out here!
RU4GOD Are you for God? Early morning ruminations after ingesting too much spirits?
RU4REAL Are you for real?
RUABCH2 Are you a bitch too? We bitches must really stick together!
RUAG8D8 Are you a great date?
RUBZ Are you busy?
RUBZ2NT Are you busy tonite?
RUCCPAre you s..s..sleepy?
RUMRS2 Are you Mrs 2? (on a Toyota Mr2)
RU NEXT Are you next? On a Hearse driven by a mortician's son
RUOKYET Are you OK yet?
RUNVUS Are you envious?
RURT2 Are you arty too? Gallery owner in San Diego
RVO3VOM Move over mirror image, on a BMW coming up at 80mph
S5280FT Smile, 5,280 feet = 1 mile. Kinda cheesy if you aske me.
SAP XUAF Faux pas spelled backwards, on a Pugeot
SATANRB Satan Reborn?!
SAXUALOwner is a Jazz Fiend! He can't get anough Sax!!
SAY AHH On a doctor's car
SAYBYBY An Arkansan 1990 Corvette that is highly modified to road race
SCUMBIRDOn a Pontiac Sunbird
SEEYAOn a very fast BMW
SELL NO Sell? No! On a '69 Camaro convertible
SETAGOALFor six years, the owner kept a picture on his bathroom mirror of his dream car. It was his inspiration for going to work each day...four years ago he bought his dream car - a Porsche 928S4.
SGL4LIF Single for life, on a Porsche 928 (probably the reason he can afford to own it)
SHOOTER On a car owned by a member of the university's rifle team
SHOW COLIa trainer or owner of a champion collie
SHWING Wayne's world! Wayne's world!
SHWINGR Enough said!
SIQTDE Hint: SI QT DE...Time's up...Cutie Inside (QT in SIDE) on a white 1995 Integra in Virginia. Very cute!
SITE CN On a Winnebago cruising down I-95 south of Philadelphia
SK84LF Skate for Life, on a car owned by a sports store manager
SLAV 4ME On a car being driven by a very large scary lookin' woman.
SLYASASly As A, on a Volkswagen Fox
SMOKDYA Smoked you!
SMURFME On a Toyota Forerunner
S MY D S--- My D---, on a red 65 Mustang in San Fran
SNAAB Snob! on a bright red Saab.
SNKBITE On a Dodge Viper
SOBOSOB Grand Son of a Bitch? S.O.B. of a S.O.B
SOL MANOn a Honda del Sol
SPDGTKT Speeding ticket, on a red corvette
SPEDKLSSpeed Kills on a 93 Mazda. This one was pulled over by the cops, proably for speeding
SPIFFYOn a 1979 Chevrolet Corvette
SPLAT On an exterminators truck in Oregon.
SPOILME On a blue Honda Accord
SQLAPS Aesculapius (Roman God of Healing) on a 1972 350 SL. Now why didn't I think of it before?
SRUOY PU Up yours mirrored
SRVEMUP Tennis and volleyball are this guy's hobbies, on his 91 Civic Si
SSSSSSSOn a Cobra in Virginia
STELAAA He uttered this famous line in A Streetcar Named Desire
ST ETR Street eater
STIF ONE On an old white hearse in Utah
STOLEN On a '65 Corvette
STOP Get the message?
STORK1 On an Obstetrician's Mercedes
STOX UP On an investment broker's car
STR8NR Straightener, on an orthodontist's 911SC
STRM NRM Stormin Norman
SU ROOT SuperUser Root, a unix geek. On a Porsche 911
SWTPEA Sweet pea, on a green Porsche 911
SYCOGZR Psycho gazer, seen on a Suzuki GSX-R750 with a less than prudent rider
TAN 270This one is taken from Car Talk's Puzzler section. You are suppose to figure out what kind of car the owner drives from the plate. Check your answer with the official solution.
TAX RFND on a Red Acura NSX in Los Angeles, CA
TCHUSS Good bye in German, on a 911
TEA REX On a yellow 1994 Porsche 968 Convertible owned by the President of China Mist Tea Company.
TENGO2 "Tengo" is Spanish for "I have", on a Mercedes 8L-500
THANXDAD Well, what can I say?
THE ENDOn a blue cadillac hearse
THE KGB On a nondescript black vehicle
THX JAVA Another one coasting on the internet gravy train. Seen on a brand new Porche with a smartly dressed guy driving it
THX NSCP Thanks Netscape! On a brand new white 911 Carrera 4 bought by an employee of Netscape. In case you just crawled out of a cave, this is what he is thankful for.
TI3VOM Move it! mirror image
TIKET METhe owner had this plate for three years in which he accumulated eight parking tickets and two speeding tickets, so he change his plate to this
TIH2 HO Oh shit mirror image
TIHZ WA Ah shit mirror image
TIN CAN On a Toyota
T IT UP On a golfer's car
TLCOOL1 Tall Cool One (a Robert Plant song), on the plate of this SWM, 6'7" 235 lbs, blonde hair, blue eyes ISO of a fair maiden to share eternity with...sorry, gals, he didn't leave his URL
TODA LK2 To the Lake, too! Check out her husband's plate
TOFLY On a late model Olds 442
TOH MI I'm hot mirror image, and she is!
TOMATO On a red -- VERY red -- sports coupe, and, of course, it was driven by a great-looking girl!
TONKA On a yellow Geo Tracker, the owner's favorite new toy
TOO FAST Russ' 74 Corvette w/blueprinted engine. You have to see the rest of Russ' series to appreciate this
TOOFDR On a dentist's car. Tooth Doctor, get it?
TOO HOT On a motorcyle plate in Arizona
TOOLONG On a Lincoln super-long limo owned by Super Limousine Seattle, WA.
TOONS on a cartoonist/musician's car
TOTLXTC Total Ecstasy
TRUEX2C True Ecstasy on a 73 Corvette
TTSNASSTits and ass, the driver has all of the above!
TUFF BUG On a Volkswagen Beetle (my favorite)
TWEETY On a yellow 57 Thunderbird
TWT LVR Aren't we all? Seen on a Corvette at the Pentagon (don't know how it sneaked past the censors)
TYPE A as in Aggressive driver!
TZNUBLU Teasing you blue, seen in Sacramento, CA
TZVECLOn an Ophthalmologist's car - it's the 20/20 line on the eye chart.
U12B12 You want to be one too!
U2 1 DAY You Too One Day! On a Hearse in central California
UCB4UK You see before you...Kay, or you see before you pay (rhymes with k), on a car driven by a young lady. Personally, I like my "loose" interpretation ;)
UCLAFOX On a Woman's 280ZX
UGOT2BU On a VW bug
UHATEME Remember the "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful" ads. It is a fraternity prank.They dared him and he did it. He lives in Virginia and drives a red 325 BMW.
U LOSE On a Mustang GT
U L LOSE On a 1995 Z-28 Camaro in Illinois
UNI2NITE What do you say, You N I tonite...on a positive thinker's white Monte Carlo
UNIXINU Unix, forwards and backwards
UNMLU You animal, you.
UNSTPBL Unstoppable! I think you better take heed, it's on a Hummer
UNV ME You envy me
UP N D Up and down. The owner works on elevators for a living.
UPP4MEYou Pee Pee for Me, on a Urologist's license plate
UPU II Up yours too!
UPURNOZ Seen in California several years ago. Safe to say that this plate doesn't belong to Ms Manners.
UPURP2TUp your patuti (I think you can figure out from the context)
UPURZ2 Retort to above
UPY-000 Up your..., on a Porsche
UPYOURZSame to you buddy! (seen in heavy traffic in Virginia)
URABUS Subaru backwards...or you are a BUS!
UR2LOW On a Jacked up 69 Camaro 4WD + Lift kit
URAPNES You are a penis, on a Florida high schooler's Volkswagen Corrado, license plate later taken away by state. While he owned the plate, the principal MADE him put paper over the plate every day to cover it when he parked in front of the school
URELAX2 You relax too, on a Bonneville
URL F Earl Fife is the webmaster for his local Miata Club so the pun is fully intended.
URNZWA You heard him, "You are in zee way!"
URSOHOT You are so hot
USA2DA Gannett News employee? Seen on a white Mazda 626
UTA3II eat u when viewed in rearview mirror
UUUD444 Use THE Force, Luke!
UWANT12 You want one too?
V8KILLROn a heavily modified Eagle Talon
VAN GO for a vanpool
VANITY Plain and simple
VET DRM Vette (wet) dream on A Vette at the drag strip in Ennis, TX
VETTOW corvette tow, on a'93 Chevy truck used to tow a Vette
VICIOUS On a black Corvette convertible
VIVA SEX Red fiero, 2 females eastbound on highway going quite fast :)
VIXULDV8 Sexual deviate, on a Mercedes 500sl
VLAD On an Impala...Dracula!
VROOOM On a little 2 seated MG Roadster
W84ME Wait for me, on a VW bug
W8LFTR Weightlifter
W8N4FRI Waitin' for Friday...join the club!
W8NG4IT Waiting for it
WA 2 FST Way to fast, on a Mustang (11.4 seconds at 120+ street legal!)
WAGON HOOn a station wagon
WANAPLAY On A High Performance Sports Car
WARPDRV Warp Drive, on a 1987 Buick Grand National Raleigh N.C.
WAS HIS After a divorce, on a jaguar
WASCALY On a very wascally VW wabbit
WAY2HOTOn a RED Mistubishi 3000 GT-VR4
WEASL 1 Weasels #1. No, it's not a lawyer's car. The owner has 6 ferrets
WEB BLDR Fellow web builder, on a red Honda Civic
WED4LIFE Newlyweds' car
WEDIG4U Seen in Santa Cruz, CA. on a very old hearse being driven by either a grungy teenager or a zombie.
WETDRM Seen on a Porche...not to sure the driver should be doing that while he's driving
WE WE On some van
WE WE DR A urologist's plate
WHIZBYU Whiz by you, on a 300ZX
WHOCARZ Who Cares?
WHOOSH On a porsche
WHORU Who are you?
WHQQSH On a '81 Delorean. As you know, the Q's on the plate actually look like eyeballs. And it's rather appropriate especially with both gull-wing doors open!
WHTHFK WHat THe F**K? On a VW Beetle
WHY 55 Why 55mph?
WIKIDD Wicked, on a 1993 MAZDA MX-3 that will be in the IASCA shows this summer
WIMOVEH On Phil Margo's 1967 Olds. As a membef of the Tokens, he sang The Lion Sleeps Tonight
WISE ASP On a Red 93 Dodge Viper in San Diego
WKNDLVRWeekend Lover, on a red Pontiac Grand Prix, purchased for the driver by her long-distance love
WLDTHNG Wild thing, on a VW thing
WLPPRIT Wall paper it! On a crazed decorators carVW thing
WNDSWPT Windswept on a VW convertible
WNDWS95 Windows 95, On a customized 95 Chevy Astro Van.
WOE 2 U Several other meanings besides the obvious one: 1) is from the Iron Maiden song "Number of the Beast". It is also a quote from the bible (Book Of Revelations Chapter 13 Verse 18)
WOHORSY Whoa Horsy, on a 89 Mustang GT
WON IT This explains why this big old caddy is PINK!
WTFMYM "What The F***, Make Your Move", on a lady's 89 Corvette, acquired just before her divorce
WUZHIZ On a red Corvette in Anaheim California
WWWOWW On a black dodge stealth
WYLDKAT Wild Cat, on a 944
XCLRATN Acceleration, on a Corvette
XCLER8 Accelerate, on a Mustang
XEYETING On an Optometrist's 1992 black special edition Miata
X-HIPPYSomething us X-generation can't relate to
XITHWY1 a trucker's plate, Highway 1 was old CB slang for trucker heaven
XKWIZIT Exquisite, on a '56 speedster
XLR82XS Accelerate to excess, on a motorcycle in Texas
XPIRED Expired
XQQSME Excuse me!
XQUS ME Excuse me, please kindly get out of my way!
XQZMOI Seen on a Porsche..... (Miss Piggy's perhaps?)
XSIV HI Excessive high
XTAZ Ecstasy, on a pearl blue 300ZX Stillen Turbo with 18" chrome wheels
XTC4U2C Ecstasy for you to see, on a Nissan 300ZX
XTREME On a '95 pearl blazer
XXRENUF Two Ex's are enough or maybe girls are enough?
XXX R8D XXX-rated
XXXXXX On a Mercedes
XY RN On a male Registered Nurses's plate in NY state. He said at the time he acquired the plate that he wouldn't date any woman who didn't understand what it meant.
XYXX On a geneticist's car
XYZZY Seen on an Ohio car, the magic word
Y55MPH Why 55mph? On an expensive Mercedes
YA WHO Yahoo!!! Ya who???
YBEAMAN Why be a man? Apparently, the owner's name IS Yvette Beaman.
YBY4EN Why buy foreign? on a corvette
YBNRMLWhy be normal
YESLORD Devout Christian?
YME GOD The lament of the ages
YOT YM My toy, mirror image
YOURN8Urinate, seen on a BMW
YRUMADWhy r u mad, seen on a ZR1
Y TRYWhy try to catch up? Don't even bother! On a Porche 928s4
YURNEXT On the car of an undertaker
YX32 Sexy backwards, on a New York plate
YY2WRY Too wise and too wry to boot. On a Honda Civic convertible
YY4U Yet another wise guy. If you believe him, then he's too wise for you
ZIPNBY Zipping by, on a fast foreign car
ZIPPY ZOn a 300 zx
ZMEGOBYU On a 300ZX Turbo
ZPDUDA Zippity doo dah....
ZUNHELL Zee you in hell, on a 280-Z
Z WIZ On a Camaro Z-28
ZZZ on a 280Z with 350 V8 Engine
ZZZZZZX On a 1983 Datsun 300ZX in West Point, VA
ZZZZZZZ On a 1985 Nissan 300ZX

Saga of LA Story Plates

While we are on the subject, I hope you can shed light on something that has bugged me for years. There are three prominent vanity license plates that appeared in Steve Martin's movie L.A. Story. The first one is "02BNLA" which can obviously be intrepreted as "Oh, to be in LA" or "Love to be in LA" where zero is called "love" in tennis. I wonder if you can figure out the other two which were "2GAT123" and "2QCE465". They might be totally meaningless, but I have a hunch they are not because the camera zoomed in on these two plates and then panned back. Any ideas? If you do, please send me a message. Thanks!

L.A. Story plates update: Paul Carreras gave a plausible interpretation of "2QCE465" as "Too queasy for 65 MPH". Thanks, Paul.

Mystery of L.A. Story plates solved? According to Drew Steitz of PL8S magazine:

"I have some of the movie prop plates used in that film, and the mysterious numbered plates were just regular '0AAA000' series California passenger plates that were made with an impossibly high letter series, to avoid any conflict with actual plates in use. Pretty boring, yet true!"

L.A. Story plates update 3: Randal L. Shwartz of perl fame reasoned that:

"2G = 2 G (2000) [RPM]
AT = at
123 = 123 [MPH]
In other words, it's simply coasting at lo-revs at that speed."
L.A. Story plates update 4: Woody Whitlatch, a California License Plate Collector, told me:
"A little extra insite on the Cal plate with the letters 'qce', the letter 'Q' (or 'I') can't be used in California as the first or third letter in the 0AAA000 series because of their resemblance to the letters O and I."

L.A. Story plates update 5: Artur Bagiñski surmised that:

"G stands for acceleration equal to earth gravity (9.8 m/sec2). So, the plate reads: - Two times the acceleration of 9.8 at 1(first), 2(second) and at 3(third) gear. At the time of the movie it was probobly impossible to achieve at least at 2nd and 3rd gear. To show you an example: -at 200 mph for a quarter mile at 5 sec, you get an average acceleration of 1.82 G."


Some other related sites you might also be interested in are:


If you still want to see more vanity plates after checking out the above list and all the links on this page, you either need to join VPA (Vanity Plates Anonymous), or you need to add one or more of the following works to your library: In case you are wondering, I have not seen the content of any of these books, so buy at your own risk; however, if you do come across any of the above, I would appreiciate it if you would send me a mini review. For those who are interested in buying, I highly recommend the online bookstore books!

Leon Poon


Chaos at Maryland