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Old 11-03-2007, 01:26 PM   #1
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"Personalized plates indicate that the person bearing them wants to be noticed," says Phil Messina, a retired New York City police officer and founder of a self-defense school in Lindenhurst, N.Y. "The downside of doing things that tend to 'get you noticed' is that they can get you noticed by the wrong kind of people."
I have always thought that this must be so also. Why pay a premium for a "sign" that says "look at me" when I am occupying my automobile? How many of my fellow ERs have a vanity plate on their car and why?
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Old 11-03-2007, 01:59 PM   #2
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I had a vanity plate in the early eighties... I thought it was funny, but no one else did.

The plate burned on the side off the road still attached the marginal vehicle it was attached to.

The car was a lunch pail with wheels Renault Le Car
The plate said: LE TGV
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... as in "tres grand vitesse"?
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I had YAKERS for several years, I need to see if is has been reissued to anyone CA. My wife has MIATATA for her Miata, that is what younger son named it.
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I never heard them called "vanity plates" until I moved to CA. The CA plates had owners profession or passion or something cutesy. Before that, they were "personalized" and frequently just had owners initials. I will put something on my hobby car, tho
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We just applied for a 'vanity' plate recently.

I did used to have a license plate frame that said:

"I'm from the government.... and I'm here to help you"
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I'm going to have to wait for the current owner to give up this one:
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