Sunday, March 24, 2013

Vanity be thy name

My name in metal
London, ON
November 2012
If they wish to take advantage of it, Ontarians have the privilege of paying a few hundred bucks to the cash-strapped government to choose, within non-profane reason, what they get to put on their license plates.

I've never really understood the need - I'd rather drive anonymously, without a virtual billboard on the front and back of my car - but hey, if it floats your boat, it's not my place to stand in anyone's way.

Besides, it makes for a fun pastime while we're on the road, as some vanity plate owners can be downright creative with the up-to-eight letters that they've been granted.

For the record, this is not my vehicle. I don't know who owns it, but I've seen it around town enough times that I'm pretty sure they live close by. I do wish they'd give it a bit of a scrub, though. I don't like seeing my name covered in road grime.

Your turn: What's the most memorable vanity plate you've ever seen?

One more thing: This plate is white. Well, kinda white. Coincidentally, our Thematic theme is white, too. We're still collecting submissions here. Because it's never too late to grab some lens time.


tiff said...

my older brother used to have a plate "UR2NEAR."

There's some dude around here who has (or had) a plate "OMG WTF." Really.

Karen S. said...

So awesome. My mother had her childhood name on her car! She was so proud of it. We still have her plate.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

'VANITY' would be a good plate.

Catherine said...

I rather liked HIHOAG. It took a bit to figure it out - Hi Ho Silver.
Someone in New Zealand, back when the traffic enforcement was run by the Ministry of Transport and not the police, was foolish enough to have the plate MOTSUX. In the end, they had to get rid of it as it attracted to much unwanted attention.