What kind of person goes through the trouble of filling out all that paperwork to get a personalized license plate that says “MIKEHUNT,” “HOTCOX,” or “H1TLER”? I do not know, but the state of New York—like many states—cannot abide such indecency! Here are a few banned license plates from the Empire State.
According to the China Car Times altering your license plate is a fairly common practice in the People's Republic, but we have to imagine most people aren't using toothpaste to do it.
Many have speculated on why the late Steve Jobs never put a license plate on his cars. Was it because he preferred to pay whatever fines he incurred just so he could "Think Different"? Nope. He got away with it — legally — thanks to a California loophole.
While other states try to keep personalized vanity plates off the road, Texas auctions desirable combinations. Last night's winner: "FERRARI," at a record-setting $15,000. Big loser: The Jalopnik reader who paid $7,750 for the "DRAGONS" rear license plate.
The Virginia DMV wouldn't let this guy keep the world's greatest license plate, which jokingly advocated Virginia "EAT THE" kids first. But hitting your kids? Apparently, the DMV doesn't mind its residents being portrayed as enthusiastic child beaters.
Either this guy just had his license plates stolen or he thinks cops are way more stupid than they are. Close up below.
This Pontiac Vibe has a serious beef with Ricardo Montalban. Not everyone enjoys rich Corinthian leather. [XX-XY]
The owner of the controversially plated and tarted-up pickup is incensed, claiming his license plate isn't a coded white supremacist message as Virginia claims. Nope, it's a tribute to Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Tony Stewart, his favorite NASCAR drivers. Update!
The owner of this Texan Corvette ZR1 managed to recreate on a license plate the reaction most people have the first time they experience the supercar-shredding 638 HP 'Vette.
You never know what you'll find when you wander the Island That Rust Forgot!
The Virginia DMV recalled this now-infamous racist Ford F-150 license plate after negative buzz on the web pointed out the coded pro-Hitler message. Seriously, Virginia, you needed the Internet to realize this guy might be racist?
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, other people are bound and determined to make the world a worse place. This jerk's racist coded license plate makes this picture exceptionally depressing. [Reddit]
The most official way to make your interests, hobbies and quirks known to the world is through a license plate. As these twenty hilarious vanity plates show, Americans are really messed up.
Not only does this BMW M3 owner appear able to use his indicators, he's been nice enough to post a warning about his attitude towards other drivers. [via @Fiestavus]
There's no questioning the fact that many people were affected by Bernie Madoff's nice little ponzi scheme, but this particular Bentley Continental GTC owner felt the need to share his feelings with the world. (H/T To Todd!)
We're a little confused here. Does someone want to explain to us how exactly this would work?
Today's hilariously inappropriate vanity license plate comes from the great State of California and one person who likes... well... just add an "I," a "U" and a dirty mind. NSFW. (H/T to Jeff) [Motive]
Yes, this could be the yummiest vanity license plate ever. One question: is there a chocolate-covered license? [via topcultured]
The Colorado DMV appears to have misinterpreted a seemingly harmless vanity plate request from a proud vegan driver. That is, unless you have a filthy mind like ours.
Doing his best impersonation of a UAE oil sheik, Mercedes-Benz F1 racer Lewis Hamilton has picked up the very vain "LEW 1S" vanity plate for a smooth £200,000, or about $392,000. This, of course, leads us to believe Hamilton is 11 years old and still likes to write his name on desks, in bathroom stalls, and onto tree…