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7th Apr 2002, 03:45
The Americans seem to be able to exercise a lot more artistic license when it comes to personalising their number plates.

I was walking through a hospital car park the other day when I spotted a rather smart looking Mercedes parked in the Consultant Gynaecologist's (sp?) parking space.

I'm not sure if he was bragging about his golfing prowess or his skill at his job. His plate was:


Made me larff it did!:D

The Nr Fairy
7th Apr 2002, 05:42
Saw a car at our company headquarters once, belonged to a support guy.

Plate was "RTFM".

Feeton Terrafirma
7th Apr 2002, 13:53
This is a pix of the plate on my HSV :D


7th Apr 2002, 13:56
What plates? What HSV? Ohhh!......... there.

Sorry. I was looking in the wrong place ;)

8th Apr 2002, 07:02
Personalised number plates? Bit naff, mine's a personalised aircraft rego :p

Feeton, next time you try to blow away HSV 06, the puff of smoke from your exhaust when you fluff the gear shift is awfully embarrasing ;)

Feeton Terrafirma
8th Apr 2002, 09:58

Sorry but I have no recollection of ever seeing HSV 06.

Pls advise where, when, colour, model?

But...... then again you did seem to recognise the REAR of my car ;)

8th Apr 2002, 12:43

Are ya the guy with the beer belly?...:D

Uh nice car, related to the Opel Senator?
(Holden is a GM product?)

The Nut Behind The Wheel
8th Apr 2002, 12:53
Hey Terrafirma!

Nice car!

Is there any way we can doctor the pogue standing next to it from the photo?



8th Apr 2002, 22:05

BRG Grange WHII. :D :cool:

9th Apr 2002, 00:18
HSV???....Heavy Service Vehical???

Travelling Toolbox
9th Apr 2002, 04:37
There is a new pale orange (don't know the OFFICIAL name of the colour) two door getting around this neck of the woods lately - very nice:


Wish it was mine!! :(

Feeton Terrafirma
9th Apr 2002, 11:32
The coupe version is coming your way next year. Have a look at the Holden Monaro (http://www.holden.com.au) The Commodore / Monaro range are vaguely related to the Opel (Senator I think) Mine has a Callaway modified (400 hp) Corvette 5.7 ltr engine.

Holden Special Vehicles (http://www.hsv.com.au)

Somewhere around Sunbury? I have seen a few Grange's in the area.

whilst I like the look of the Coupe, I need 4 doors. Bummer eh?

I'd choose this one (http://www.hsv.com.au/cars/vx2/coupe/gts/gtsmain.jpg)

9th Apr 2002, 11:39
I'vee seen this plate while driving through Phoenix one day. Probably isn't new, but I liked it:


9th Apr 2002, 11:43
400 HP?

Surely the rest of the drivetrain and the rest of the car is beefed up enough to handle all that power?

Do you out-accelerate Corvettes and Vipers then?
Hmm, do you own your own gas station and tire store?..


9th Apr 2002, 11:46
An episode of Top Gear a while ago was looking into the cost of personalised number plates. I think P1LOT went for around 8k.

Feeton Terrafirma
9th Apr 2002, 14:15
The after market cost of Plates in Oz can get up there too. The original cost for a plate like mind from VicRoads is $400 BUT you have to be lucky enough to be the first to request it. The after market prices go as high as $5000. I've been offered $2500 for mine, but it's not for sale.

9th Apr 2002, 14:21
The Americans seem to be able to exercise a lot more artistic license when it comes to personalising their number plates.

Totally True, it goes along the lines of:

Whatever you can afford. :rolleyes:

10th Apr 2002, 01:48

Only one around Sunbury: replaced the series one when the windscreen washer ran out :D

Tower Dog, quite economical if you're not a lead foot (any takers?)

Travelling Toolbox
10th Apr 2002, 04:16

followed your link to the GTS - very nice!

10th Apr 2002, 15:15
Leaving the dentist after 6 monthly check I was admiring her 'S' class Mercedes in the car park with the very apt registration


:D Say aaaaaahhh

10th Apr 2002, 20:15
My plates end with EEK .

Not personalized though, just fate. It reflects the way I drive. :eek: :eek: :D

10th Apr 2002, 21:37
A little while ago the UK DVLA put the plate I'd always wanted up for sale - S4RAH. It made about 25k.

But this week I just got my present personal plate on my new car and it looks much better as M55 SLM!

10th Apr 2002, 21:57
i have seen " A 2 "and " F 1 "
I want R0B, but it probably is either unavialiable or 100,00 + :(

heard about "T1 3VOM". you have to look at in in a mirror though.

10th Apr 2002, 22:36
Saw on Top Gear once, a particularly dodgy one was:

PEN 15

:D :D :D

11th Apr 2002, 00:42
I liked the Rover with a plate that said BOWWOW.
Then there is the old saw about the trophy ex wife in the Mercedes with the plate WOZHIS. (Not sure if that one is true)

Feeton Terrafirma
11th Apr 2002, 09:38
Still trying to place it Heli. I've seen a black one and a light brown one. Email me mate - [email protected]

11th Apr 2002, 10:14


both in NSW oz

11th Apr 2002, 11:53
saw an unfortunate one in NSW while on holidays. it wasnt a personalised one, just a normal govt issued one

KAL 007


Anyone else seen any other good or bad govt issued plates?

I Am Ugly
11th Apr 2002, 12:00
As I remember P1LOT went for about 66K.

I was once aquainted with a stunning young lady (American) who drove a nice little SLK drop top with the plate "Beg4Me".

V1 ROT8 Always makes me smile.

15th Apr 2002, 23:06
Yes my P1 LOT does get a lot of attention..! (just kidding)
A doctor i believe had: MED 1C
And saw an Audi with: 0008000
Whats that all about??!!:rolleyes:

15th Apr 2002, 23:19
See the ad in Flight recently? 1 FLY for 150 000:eek:

Can't imagine many pilots being able to afford that.

16th Apr 2002, 00:17
CAS510Y would be nice (check my e-mail address)

16th Apr 2002, 12:44
You see more personalized plates in the U.S. because

1. There are more than 50 different authorities issuing plates, and they don't care if a combination is already used in another state or whatever (more than 50 because D.C., Samoa, etc. can issue plates as well as the 50 states)

2. The only way to get a plate is from the issuing state, not from an individual. They don't care how witty or clever it is, the price is the same.

16th Apr 2002, 15:55
IMHO, you're a bit of an AR 5E 0LE if you need to have personalized numberplates to feel good about yourself.

16th Apr 2002, 21:53
Saw FLY 737 advertised in local LGW rag for a stupid amount of money.

I always have a good laugh at the cars in the car park with these kind of plates.

Perhaps SAD 8OY would be a better choice!!!

Can think of much better ways to spend my hard earned cash - e.g hookers, pizzas, beer, hookers, pizzas, beer, hookers.

17th Apr 2002, 21:17


17th Apr 2002, 23:25
P155 OFF. If only DVLA would let me buy that one :D :D

18th Apr 2002, 03:36
Big mobs of personalised plates up here 'cos they're cheap
All the usual 'His Toy", 'Her Toy', 'Was His', 'Ol F*rt', MYAGXL (on a silver Hyundai), 6ULDV8, DMENTD etc.

Those showing the most creativity, I feel, are in the TIH2TOH. TIH2HO range (check in your mirror if you need it explained :D )

There was a time when they refused to issue 6ULDV8 but these days it seems anything goes...how else do you explain FKR4ME?


18th Apr 2002, 04:01
I love personalised plates, it makes it so much easier to recognise the cnt that cut you up last week!!

Jet Dragon
18th Apr 2002, 06:02
I saw 4 P1AY in Sydney this morning :)

Thought it was quite a good one


18th Apr 2002, 21:43
A Lady? wilmslow area has LI KME on a renault