VEHICLE FANS
PLATEEXPLANATION
1.QK.BENZon a Mercedes, of course (One quick Benz)...r
1BAD150On a Ford F-150, of course...
5ONDAFLO Someone with a hot 5-speed trannie and a stick shift...
7FORTY7A fan of huge planes? This is clearly intended to mean a [Boeing] "747." Thanks for this one go to Randy W. in NC.
10 STANG Mustangs have always been popular...
97 STANG This Mustang fan thinks the model year is also important...
82 AUDIon an old Audi car
1BAD150Ford F150 fan...
ACCURRRon an Accura, of course!
AUDASCARIs this meant as a possessive concept--i.e., Auda's car?? Thanks to Randy W. for this contribution...
BOAT RCR boat racer
CADISMAGOn a Cadillac; not sure what the MAG portion refers to, though possibly MAGnet?
CH!CK TKChick truck? !!...
CYA!ZMZ!See ya! The last three letters have simply got to be a reference to Mazda (zoom zoom!)...
FERGZTRK"Ferg's" truck?...
DZ MINE"This is mine"--on a Mercedez...
EMILY'S A very nice name that you don't hear very often these days. I parked in a movie theater lot, and the Honda parked across from me had this plate. In the theater, at the counter to buy popcorn (not the movies without popcorn!), I noticed the clerk's name tag read: EMILY. I asked, "You wouldn't by chance happen to drive a blue Honda with..." -- she finished for me "the Emily license plate? Yep, that's mine."
GDBLEXUS "GDB" are probably the initials of the driver of this Lexus.
GETUONE2 This plate was seen on a pickup truck -- clearly a driver recommending the breed...!
GLUS BUSNot sure what a "glus" is, and I'm also not sure whether the vehicle bearing this plate was, physically, a type of bus or not...
GOZGO5 Probably a NISSAN reference here ("Z"), and apparently a popular one given the accompanying number (or else the number 5 could be standing in for an "S")...
GREYVETTE I kind of like silver, or bright red myself, but who's going to complain if they have a Vette in the first place? This plate uses the British spelling grEy, not the American "grAy." (There is often confusion between the two). The artist Prince didn't complain when the Vette that he sang about was only a "...LITTLE" red corvette. Thanks for this one go to Randy W. in NC.
HER4DOORThis plate may have been secured by a husband or boyfriend (unless MY 4-door was already taken)... .
HOGS Either a motorcycle afficionado (though this plate was on a car), or a farmer; perhaps I should switch it to a different category... .
HOTROD-I Hotrod (Roman numeral "I")? Or, hotrod and the letter "I"?
IDZRVIT Great plate! This one was mounted on a sparkling white Mercedes SLK350...nice!
IMPHOLLAIf you say this quickly, you can get "impala" -- I'm assuming that's what this driver is telling everybody...
INDEBTThis on a corvette owned by a friend of my cousin Steve, in CT. Thanks cuz...
JEEPAV8R"Jeep pilot" -- very clever, using letters/numbers to form "aviator"
J&L TRUXI'm going to go out on a limb here, and guess the J&L sell or rent trucks...
JUNI BUGCan't remember if this was on a Volkswagen... ; June Bug? A vehicle owned by a driver named June? ...
LIVSTANGthe Mustang life!
LOVEBUG2 Either the fan of the movie car, or this driver feels there's a resemblance with her/his car...
LVMYJEEPJeep driver's are pretty loyal to the brand...
MACSBMRThere's always at least one BMW (Beamer) fan out there!
MPGLOL"It was on a big, white truck with huge tires (obviously a fuel guzzler), says my sister in Massachusetts, who passed this one on to me. Of the 3 plates that she recorded, this was her fav. Thanks Linda!
MUNY BUG A young woman was driving the bright red Volkswagen beetle ("bug") that bore this plate...
MYCAHHHKaryn, a high school classmate of mine, has this plate on one of her cahhs. Easy to tell where Karyn lives, hehehe!
MYREDTRK No surprise, this plate was on a red pickup...thanks to Randy W. for this one.
MY77FORD Self-explanatory...
MYRX4FUN This could either mean my RX (as in MAZDA RX) for fun, or perhaps "My prescription for fun..." -- this plate was seen on a PT Cruiser, might might have started life on a Mazda, who can say? ...thanks to Randy W. for this one.
OIB BUG"Oh I b(e) [am a] Bug"? I am bug? A fan of bugs? Do not remember if the car was a Volkswagen bug, but I do remember the driver was female...
OLDHOMEOn a truck seen by my sister in MA (but a NH plate). Perhaps the driver once lived in/out of hisher truck? Thanks, Sis
POOH CAR Got a kick out of this one! No references on the vehicle (a van) such as stickers, etc., to Winnie the Pooh--so can't say anything more certain about the reference...
RAV4LIFEClearly a Toyota fan: Either a driver committed to the RAV 4 for eternity, or else a driver espousing the life of a RAV 4 driver. Provided by Randy W.
RIDE.NA fan of riding in a vehice (as opposed to on a horse) I'm assuming...
RIDRAnd, here's another fan of riding something (most likely, the vehicle with this plate)...
SKLL This plate is actually a vanity plate version of a North Carolina specialty (group) plate. The specialty code is HG, which represents the Harley Owner's Group. The glossy black Ford pickup bearing this plate was equipped with "Harley Truck" shields on the sides, instead of a truck model number or name. The vowel needed to complete the plate title is pretty easy to figure out--even for those who are not fans of Wheel of Fortune...!
SPTFIRE This could refer to the little Spitfire car of past years, the WWII British fighter aircraft (if this driver is an aircraft fan; it was a great plane!!). Or, perhaps it merely refers to a type of character? The vehicle type, unfortunately, was not recorded, so no help there to narrow it down...
S-CLASSThree guesses what vehicle make this plate adorned...(Mercedes, if you don't know your vehicles)
SZ MATRZThis amusing plate was on a Mini Cooper S vehicle; these cars are indeed pretty small! Originally a British company, now owned by BMW...
TINYTOI Pretty self-explanatory, but could also fall in the character category--I didn't personally see this vehicle and whether or not it is actually a tiny vehicle...thanks again to Randy W. for this one.
TOY TRUKHmmh, wonder how this one is meant?...
TRK JEDI this fellow managed to get in a Star Wars mention along with his appreciation of trucks
TRKLADYFemale trucker, apparently...
TRCK RACRtruck racing fan--or else someone who races on tracks
TRUCKN 2 self-explanatory
UHEMI This might refer to some university--or, it might refer to one of those famous "HEMI" truck engines...uncertain which, for now...
VETSVETTOn a Corvette, of course, owned by a Veteran...
VICVOLVOpretty self-explanatory (but sounds like cave man-speak...:-) ...
VW GIRLThis plate was on a shiny, gleaming black VW Jetta...pretty, pretty!
VLAD THEThe frame around the license plate said "IMPALA," so the vehicle owner was making a truly awesome joke on the car's model name (a pun on "Vlad [Drakula] the Impaler"). This one from a friend in NC named Echo!
WARHORSEOn a plack pick-up truck. Maybe owned by a soldier given the reference...
WAR TRPHYThis plate was also on a black pick-up truck, almost surely owned by a G.I. who used his/her accrued combat pay to secure it (or at least to pay the deposit money)...
WIZCHEVY a Chevy fan
"Z" Seen on an old Datsun 280Z car!
Z'S 300Meaning a Nissan "Z" model, probably...
ZOOMFOR2Unfortunately, the spotter who recorded this plate did not notice the car model -- but it seems a good bet that it was probably a Mazda..."Zoom-zoom! (i.e., ZOOMX2).
Interesting story behind the Mazda brand name: In Japan, the company is "MATSUDA" -- but way back, when the company began to export to the US, Japanese Matsuda execs seemed to believe that we poor Americans might have major trouble pronouncing the "-tsu" portion of the name and that "-ZDA had more appeal for Yankee ears, and so they opted for the shorter "MAZDA"--though the "Z" consonant followed by a "D" is itself one tough nut for Japanese to pronounce (this because the Japanese language requires a vowel sound follow every consonant except "N," for example, Ma, Mi, Mu, Me, Mo (M+a,i,u,e,o --the order of vowels in English is a,e,i,o,u, but in Japanese it's a,i,u,e,o); Ka, Ki, Ku, Ke, Ko (K+a,i,u,e,o, etc.), which is why a Japanese English speaker with an accent can sound a bit like an Italian)... .
ZZOOOMMThis was on a Mustang, not a Mazda (which uses the Zoom Zoom! commercial) with a New Hampshire plate, but the fellow driving it--who happened to be getting into the car when I saw the plate--explained that his wife liked the sound of "Zoom!" so had registered for this plate. Their other car is "ZZOOMM2."... .

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