Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

UNLOCKIT - This plate is frequently outside a local locksmith. I would guess it's the owner.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Reader photo

RUBADUB - From B. in Virginia, I'd never known there were so many versions of the nursery rhyme until I just looked online.

Three men in a tub,
How does the ending go?

Monday, July 27, 2009

Slogan on a plate, anyone?

One of the things I most enjoy about plate-watching is finding people who have managed to cram entire slogans onto their plates. Both of the plates below are good examples of this.

B4ITS2L8 - Before it's too late

GR82BMEE - Great to be me

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Since I made fun of doctors...

Doctors aren't the only medical professionals who indicate their profession on their plates.

2TH DK 1 - I have to confess that I saw this plate a couple of times before I made the connection and photographed it. Tooth decay is a quite funny plate for a car I presume is owned by a dentist.

DC SPINE - A more straightforward plate to tell you that the owner of this car is a chiropractor.


License 2 Rant finally gave me the key to understanding a license plate that I've seen in my neighborhood, but never known what it meant:

1 MMMBOP - apparently MMMBOP is a Hansen song. Now I know that one of my neighbors is a Hansen fan (I'm obviously not since I didn't get what the plate meant!)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I made it through medical school

And I'd like to let the world (or at least all my fellow drivers) know!



PP1 DOC - the cynical part of me just wondered if PP=peepee=urologist?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I'm a fan?

I agree, Maglites are cool flashlights...but are they cool enough to go on my license plate? Nope!


Monday, July 20, 2009

I own it

If you are worried about someone stealing your car, put your name on the plate:



Sunday, July 19, 2009

Reader submissions

Because it's always comforting to know someone out there is reading your blog, Sundays will be reader submission day.

I received a couple of plates from B down in Virginia. I like to think that these are people advertising for their hobbies, although I suppose the second could be a career as well:



Saturday, July 18, 2009


Corporate advertising was what started my interest in photographing license plates and what led me eventually to blogging about plates. My favorite corporate plate so far was not the name of the company, but rather a description of what they did for you. However, custom plates are still popular with some companies.

Able Locksmith, for example, has as a custom plate:


FURNDOC is the plate on the moving truck of a local furniture repair store.

Friday, July 17, 2009

NY sports fans

I'm a transplant to NY, so I don't really get the sports mania around here. However, since I was looking at plates starting with numbers yesterday, these are most of the plates that begin with the number 8.

880YNK (on a World Series plate)

846 YAN (on a World Series plate)

824YNK (on a World Series plate)

Anyone more sports-savvy want to take a guess at what the numbers mean?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Let's see how high we can count with first digits of plates:

1 EFS - Ok, well what's an EFS and why does it need so many space?

2 BILL H - Bill H is a lucky guy if someone's buying him cars!

3 EAGLEZ - Don't you know that three is a crowd?

4 DECOR - Because civilization will collapse without window treatments.

5 FT 1 - and I don't sense any compensation for your height...nope...

Well, I can only count to five - I'm missing six and seven, and then I have a couple of eights and nines but I'll save those for another day.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I'm baaaaack

Finally got all of my current photos cropped and named, and I've got over 700 photos ready for posting. Let's start the new photo set off with "What kind of car are you driving?" plates.