Off the Press

October 13, 2009

By Greg Farrar

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Greg Farrar Press photographer

According to last week’s news item, when our fair state finally runs out of six-figure plates next month, as in 999-ZZZ, they have come up with a new configuration so we can register millions and millions of future cars, starting with 1A11AAA.

Seems like a good time to share my quirky hobby of writing down vanity plates that I’ve seen over the years on my otherwise-insufferable daily commute from Mountlake Terrace to beautiful metropolitan Issaquah. You would like to know the most amusing ones, wouldn’t you? Of course you would! You’ll notice that many are already filling their licenses with the full seven digits.How about WRKT4IT, on the rear bumper of a Mercedes-Benz?

Here are some more. Sit back and smile.

For the sports minded, some creative plates include CUBSIN4, 1REDSOX, ALLSTAR, MYOHMY1, BLUDVLS, HCKYNUT, PLYSCCR, BEATCAL, FOXNSOX, RUNNER1, SKYDUDE, 3PUT4PR, 3UP3DN and GOCNUKS.

Specific plates I’ve seen for sports fans of UW and WSU teams include CUGRRRR, DOGPRTY, UWFAN1, 6DAWGMA, COUGAR1 and DAWGDAD.

Do you love your car? These folks do:

SUNBEEM on a BMW, MYGIZMO on a Prius, RNDYVAN, 4MYBABY on a luxury car, BLIMEY on a Mini Cooper, BLUSTRK on a blue Corvette, ATOYTRK, GOANYWR on a Jeep, LILBOX on a Scion, and SLUGBUG, JLYBEAN, JUNBUG and SNOBUG on Volkswagen Beetles.

I’ve seen WHTPONY on a white Mustang, PONYPWR on another one, LIMO4ME on a Lincoln Town Car and WIKKID on a Chrysler PT Cruiser painted with flames.

And if you get in an accident in your beloved car, try the driver of REKFIXR.

Many plates express devotion or service providers to four-legged family members. You can find 2DAMTNS, WOOFIE, LUVAPUG, IK9SIT, MTDOG, DAVEDOG, PURRFCT, HREKITY, RATDOC, K9SHRNK and PETSIT1.

During my many commutes, I’ve seen cars belonging to people all with great outlooks on life. These include STILL29, ITSOEZ, ALLLUV, IBLIVIN, WIL2LIV, KID4EVR, EATLIFE and GUDLIFE. And, how about these: YIPAHOO, HAVFUN, OKFYNE, 1THNGS1, NOBIGGE, WAYKOOL, GET2IT, KPRIDIN, RLXBHPY, FREE2B, 5BY5, TOOGOOD, PEACHEY, IMAGIN and 2BFREE.

Religious drivers may have supernatural accident protection with plates like GZUSAVS, GODWINS, HVNSENT, 2BLEST, ZENJOY, GODZGRL and 23PSALM.

Do some people drive on yellow brick roads? TOOZ, RBYZPR, GLINDA and ANTEEM do.

All kinds of hobbyists and lovers of music, movies and other fine things express themselves on their license plates, too. DANCWME, DISCO, JITRBUG, GVN2FLY, WMNFSH2, BREWN4U (in a frame saying Brewing Beer For A Better Tomorrow), BACARDI, MMMMBBQ, LUVBOND, FUN4SNO (on a Chevy Tahoe), FREBEER and HYFLYR can be seen on a highway near you.

So can JONYBGD, TWILGHT, TUTNUT, XPLORE, LIV2DNS, BREWSKY, GR8COOK, GIMMEAC, JAZZ4ME, QUILTY, IHNTDUX, 4FSHN, GRDNLVR and 2WINOS.

Cars on the road being driven by women include LAXGIRL, ABZYF, TEXSGRL, DOUBLD, TOONICE, SWMPWCH, SLVRVXN, SUGALU, GR8PAIR, COPRGAL, BBOOP2, NAVYWIF, 1SLYFOX, ARMYGRL, ROTNGRL, HRD2GET, JRZIGRL and FOXSTER.

Oddly enough, the only one that was overtly masculine was HUNKMAN.

I’d like to finish up with a few of my personal favorites that don’t fit into any of the above categories. Hope you have enjoyed a few laughs today! 8THDWRF, FEARMOM on a big black pickup I saw the weekend before Mother’s Day, IMWORKN, LETSROL, HRHKMW with a frame saying Princess Kiana’s Royal Carriage, MNOGMUS for a happily married spouse, LUCKY7S, INOSINT for someone not guilty of anything, ROLNHAY, BUNION1 with a frame that said Podiatrists Save Soles, OOOYEAH, 42N8, HOGWRTZ and WRPDRVE.

That’s all for today. BAHBYE.

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One Response to “Off the Press”

  1. Deborah Parsons on October 15th, 2009 9:59 pm

    A great one I saw long ago in San Francisco… IVTIXRS (4-T-9-rs)

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