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itlbrnmoff
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posted 09-07-2003 10:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Who else has complaints about their home state's new license plates? Ours are awful.
Plain jane looking with a pastel green and blue picture of a field with a farm house in the background? BARF!
I renewed this year over the internet, and I knew it was a new plate year, I was dreading what it would look like on the back of the Mustang...for good reason, it SUCKS!!
Thank GOD my truck plate is just colored numbers on a plain white plate, it changed colors from red to blue this year, my truck's blue, so, now I'm just bluer.
But I can't help but think this ugly plate thing was a calculated attempt by our poorly managed state budget to get people to purchase vanity plates to generate more revenue...
Who else here feels the same about license plates?

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'83 Mustang GT T/tops 306, 5-speed, 3.45 trac-loc, 650 dbl. pmpr. RPM intake, headers, 2 1/2" exhaust, 2 chamber Flowmasters = LOUD....
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IIGood
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posted 09-07-2003 11:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm a big fan of plain-jane license plate, that only have automobile-pertinent information on them. I don't care what group you belong to...the license plate is for the *car*.

Here in Maryland, they just released a new plate design that is throwing a lot of people into a tizzy...at the top it says "Choose Life" and some crayon style drawings of 2 children on the side. This obviously has the pro-choice people rather upset around here.

Not since the "Sons of the Confederacy" plates that were a limited issue have folks been this upset.

Other designs we have are a farm scene (new as of this year), the "Save the Bay" plates, and the plain-jane white with black lettering, with the state's crest in the middle.

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1_ZoNiE
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posted 09-07-2003 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 1_ZoNiE   Click Here to Email 1_ZoNiE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So, out of the great state of Indiana, do they not have an alternate plate instead of the regular ones? What I'm thinking, doesn't your 83 Mustang classify for a "historical" plate?

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Jim

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capri man
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posted 09-07-2003 11:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey just move to florida. they have at least 50 different ones to choose from!!! LOL

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itlbrnmoff
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posted 09-07-2003 11:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, we do have several other choices, but they all cost extra. Eventually, I will get a vanity plate, but it won't say ITLBRNMOFF.
I was in the garage one night, bored, so I started thinking of 7 letter or less sayings to put on a plate...here's a few:
GT4PT
GTMANIA
SLOPOKE
GT4ME2
PHAT306...bling
306FORD
TUFF306
83GTPNY
306BRED
306GT
FOXPOWR
FOXBRED
GITUSUM...I really like this one.
I never really pictured an '83 as a historical vehicle yet, it's too racy looking of a body style.
Anyone have any suggestions, either from the ones I just posted or your own? As long as you're not in IN., I should be able to use one of yours.
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Originally posted by 1_ZoNiE:
So, out of the great state of Indiana, do they not have an alternate plate instead of the regular ones? What I'm thinking, doesn't your 83 Mustang classify for a "historical" plate?


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'97 Dodge 1500 ext. cab sht. bed 5.9L, auto, 3.55 limited slip...
'83 Mustang GT T/tops 306, 5-speed, 3.45 trac-loc, 650 dbl. pmpr. RPM intake, headers, 2 1/2" exhaust, 2 chamber Flowmasters = LOUD....
'88 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0 HO, AOD, leather, A/C, 3.27 trac-loc...

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I65Stang
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posted 09-07-2003 03:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did I read it wrong or do you all get new plates every time there is a new plate? Seems kinda wasteful to me. We just get new year stickers, my '65 has had the same plates since it was bought new in '65 .

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Tim

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70SportsRoof
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posted 09-07-2003 03:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70SportsRoof   Click Here to Email 70SportsRoof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here in AZ we have a nice plate that has a desert scene on it, Saguaro catus and all. It's not too bad, I like it better than the plain California plate my '70 had on it before. I prefer the plain style plates, except for the 9-11 plate I want for my '70 when I move back to Cali. They have a neat plate that is in memory of 9-11 that has an American flag as the background design.

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itlbrnmoff
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posted 09-07-2003 05:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, and they'll continue to be wasteful until they find someone with real talent to get this state out of the 'ole cornfield mentality...
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Originally posted by I65Stang:
Did I read it wrong or do you all get new plates every time there is a new plate? Seems kinda wasteful to me.


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'97 Dodge 1500 ext. cab sht. bed 5.9L, auto, 3.55 limited slip...
'83 Mustang GT T/tops 306, 5-speed, 3.45 trac-loc, 650 dbl. pmpr. RPM intake, headers, 2 1/2" exhaust, 2 chamber Flowmasters = LOUD....
'88 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0 HO, AOD, leather, A/C, 3.27 trac-loc...

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Kellxr7
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posted 09-07-2003 06:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kellxr7   Click Here to Email Kellxr7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am from Saskatchewan Canada, & Our plates suck, They used to be ok, Just having a sheaf of wheat in between the green letters (& white background) But then being the population is half Indians the government decided that we should honour them & put something they would like so now we have the script "land of living skies" along the bottom, Sure we do have beautiful skies, (alot of northern lights) But the way its worded & that with the sheaf of wheat makes no sense to anybody who isnt from SK. I would rather if they just put Wheat province on the bottom like they did in the 70s. grr

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I65Stang
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posted 09-07-2003 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for I65Stang   Click Here to Email I65Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 70SportsRoof:
Here in AZ we have a nice plate that has a desert scene on it, Saguaro catus and all.

I have a set of those on a third car I now own (they do look nice), will be replaced with boring Cal plates on Friday . Only bad thing about Cal specialty plates is you pay for having them every year, no one time fee here .

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Tim

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 09-07-2003 08:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They keep putting lobsters or chickadees on ours. The old white with black letters was just fine with me.

Perry, how about YOU LOSE?

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mustangs68
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posted 09-07-2003 09:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LOL...
Va has over 150 different designs to choose from

You can even go online and see what your plate will look like and if it is avaible,then pay for it online

http://www.dmv.state.va.us/exec/vehicle/splates/category.asp?category=S

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itlbrnmoff
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posted 09-08-2003 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for itlbrnmoff   Click Here to Email itlbrnmoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That would be fine if I was confident that I would win.
The only problem with any of the plates is, there's always someone trying to challenge you because they think you're cocky, then, you either leave 'em in the dust, or pi$$ 'em off by not doing anything.
I may want to stay somewhere on the conservative sidelines.
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Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
They keep putting lobsters or chickadees on ours. The old white with black letters was just fine with me.

Perry, how about YOU LOSE?


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'97 Dodge 1500 ext. cab sht. bed 5.9L, auto, 3.55 limited slip...
'83 Mustang GT T/tops 306, 5-speed, 3.45 trac-loc, 650 dbl. pmpr. RPM intake, headers, 2 1/2" exhaust, 2 chamber Flowmasters = LOUD....
'88 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0 HO, AOD, leather, A/C, 3.27 trac-loc...

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GTRocks
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posted 09-08-2003 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by itlbrnmoff:
That would be fine if I was confident that I would win.
The only problem with any of the plates is, there's always someone trying to challenge you because they think you're cocky, then, you either leave 'em in the dust, or pi$$ 'em off by not doing anything.
I may want to stay somewhere on the conservative sidelines.



Doesn't get you many brownie points with the bubblegum machines either!

Not that I'd know of course...ahem...

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Billy Mac
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posted 09-09-2003 12:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Billy Mac   Click Here to Email Billy Mac     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Been years ago.....but I once saw one in downtown Atlanta.........NE1 469.........rather attrative blonde was doin the drivin............things that make ya go HMMMMMM!!!!

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Big D
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posted 09-09-2003 12:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nevada just came out with another new one.. It's not tooo bad,, but like Tim says.. Wasteful.. I didn't mind the old ones or ask them to send new ones.. Except I finally order 6T6 personalized for the 1st Time Ever..

Don

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N266fords
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posted 09-09-2003 12:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for N266fords   Click Here to Email N266fords     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Washington state makes you change plates every so many years its 4 or 7 I can`t remember. what a bunch of bullS***.Bruce

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TomP
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posted 09-09-2003 02:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We used to get new plates every year, then few years... and now we have the same ones since about 1986. Some pretty tired old plates out there.

But don't give our government any ideas about plates with slogans on them or we'll all be extolling the virtues of same sex marriages or saving the frickin' trees.

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mellowyellow
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posted 09-10-2003 08:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Re personal plates. A Cuban who is half Jewish gets a personal plate that says Juban. All the Jewish folks on the beach complained and Fl called his plate back. He protested, got the news media involved and it was fun to listen to the sh!t! He won! Car he drives? One of those horrible little cv's that were sold by Mercury several years ago. Thought they had all disappeared with Yugo and Renault Alliance!

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mellowyellow
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posted 09-12-2003 06:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by capri man:
hey just move to florida. they have at least 50 different ones to choose from!!! LOL


Saw one yesterday, a Marine Corp personal plate on a new BMW SUV. Caption "UABOY"

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