UTA_flyinghigh
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I Show You Mine, Show Me Yours

Thu Dec 04, 2003 5:13 pm

...my license plate I mean Big grin
Being in the Emerald Isle, it's white, rectangular; and is written like that :
9-D-*****, 96 being the year in which the car was registered, D stands for "Dublin" and the 5 other numbers the actual reg. There's the mandatory blue "EU" flag and "IRL" identification in the left corners and "Baile Atha Cliath" in small characters at the top. (I'll leave you figure that one out yourself).
Example :
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2446517503&category=52638#ebayphotohosting
What does yours look like ?
UTA
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garnetpalmetto
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RE: I Show You Mine, Show Me Yours

Thu Dec 04, 2003 5:44 pm

Here's SC's:



That's the standard one, but there are something like 30-40 other designs you can choose from, ranging from Purple Heart to your college to one commemorating the CSS Hunley, the first submarine to sink a ship in combat, although you have to pay extra for the specialized plates.

The standard plate usually has six characters - 3 digits and 3 letters, such as
123 ABC. After all such combinations are used up, the 3 letter series will come first (ABC 123). After that...time to redesign the plates!
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707CMF
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RE: I Show You Mine, Show Me Yours

Thu Dec 04, 2003 6:36 pm

My French one looks like that :



It is usually 2 to 4 digits, then 2 or three letters, then 2 digits giving away where you are from.

You cannot have custom plates in France, and what is on your plate is determined by

1st, your location (the last 2 digits. Here, 73 means Elbonia)
Then, the letters currently in use in your location. When I registered, it WAS TM. When all the digits associated with TM are used, next letter couple are used. So After 9999 TM 73, next licence plate will be 10 TN 73. After the 9999 TZ 73, it shall be 10 UA 73 (or probably 10 VA 73, for some reason, it looks like U is not used).

When it gets to 9999 ZZ 73 (already happened a long time ago in morepopulated area, like Paris), it goes to 3 letters, but only uo to 3 digits. So 10 AAA 73. But it probably won't arrive, since French licence plates are too be modified soon.

On the left side of the plate is the European part : F for France, written on blue, and the 12 European stars

Colour codes are : front plate Black on White, rear plate : Black on Yellow.

Some Savoisiens like to show their patriotism by having Withe over Red plates, but that is slightly illegal.

707 (TM 73)

 
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RE: I Show You Mine, Show Me Yours

Thu Dec 04, 2003 6:40 pm

America's Dairyland!



This is the new design introduced in 2000, 3 digits, dash, and 3 letters (123-ABC). I actually got the old design, not much different but with red lettering on white background also 3 letters, dash, and 3 digits (ABC-123).
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RE: I Show You Mine, Show Me Yours

Thu Dec 04, 2003 6:46 pm

hmmm 707cmf, you have way too much free time on your hands...BTW, if snow is like that in your parking lot, we might be in a predicament while attempting to go see my Lapinou.
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RE: I Show You Mine, Show Me Yours

Thu Dec 04, 2003 7:01 pm

F8AW8SU - fate awaits you, I saw that on someone's car.
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RE: I Show You Mine, Show Me Yours

Thu Dec 04, 2003 7:11 pm

This is the system here in Germany:



On the left side, you get the blue EU identification with a white "D" for "Deutschland" (Germany) in it.

The next segment to the right contains between one and three letters. This is the identification code of the "Stadt" (City) or "Landkreis" (County) your car is registered in.

After that, a dash separated the location code from the personal license number. It consists of between one and two letters, followed by between one and four numbers.

This combination can be selected by the car owner, however the sequence

EU country Identity/ Location Code/ dash/ 1-2 letters/1-4 numbers

cannot be altered.

Also, in Germany, it is not permitted to choose a sequence of letters or numbers with negative connotation, e.g. NS, SS, SA or KZ.

E.g. my license plate would be

WAF-JF (my initials) (and two numbers for my year of birth)



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707CMF
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RE: I Show You Mine, Show Me Yours

Thu Dec 04, 2003 7:40 pm

hmmm 707cmf, you have way too much free time on your hands...BTW, if snow is like that in your parking lot, we might be in a predicament while attempting to go see my Lapinou.
UTA


Don't worry my dear UTA, the snow was like that 10 month ago. (ad the photo was doctored then)

I do have work to do, you know...

707
 
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RE: I Show You Mine, Show Me Yours

Fri Dec 05, 2003 12:20 am

Here is the one on my truck, with different letters, of course.

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RE: I Show You Mine, Show Me Yours

Fri Dec 05, 2003 2:10 am

This is standard one in Maryland


For those two below you have to pay extra $40/every two years


I have this one on my car


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RE: I Show You Mine, Show Me Yours

Fri Dec 05, 2003 3:06 am

Mine looks exactly like this, except my numbers and letters are different... AND its usually covered with mud or road salt.
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RE: I Show You Mine, Show Me Yours

Fri Dec 05, 2003 3:53 am

I think South Carolina forgot to insert 'Toothless' before "Smiling Faces"  Big grin

Here's the Texas plates I have on my car.


(only they aren't truck plates)

And my mother has the 'Animal Friendly' license plates, despite the fact that we can't seem to own a pet for more than 3 years before we sell it or give it away...

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RE: I Show You Mine, Show Me Yours

Fri Dec 05, 2003 3:54 am

Damnit, I thought this was my big chance to see AA61hvy's 3 incher...

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RE: I Show You Mine, Show Me Yours

Fri Dec 05, 2003 3:56 am

Hey Josh all your jokes are now null.. Being a kicker and all...
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RE: I Show You Mine, Show Me Yours

Fri Dec 05, 2003 4:00 am

3 inches? That's not bad. That's 3 inches longer than mine.

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garnetpalmetto
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RE: I Show You Mine, Show Me Yours

Fri Dec 05, 2003 5:04 am

Toothless smiling faces? That's West Virginia, man, not South Carolina!

At any rate, I found the full lineup of our license plates:

Disabled plates can be seen at http://www.scdmvonline.com/VehPlateDisabled.aspx

College plates are at http://www.scdmvonline.com/VehPlateCollege.aspx

Military plates are at http://www.scdmvonline.com/VehPlateMilitary.aspx

Speciality plates are at http://www.scdmvonline.com/VehPlateSpecialty.aspx
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RE: I Show You Mine, Show Me Yours

Fri Dec 05, 2003 5:27 am

This is what the current license plate.


This is the plate that is used for the Commercials vehicles


These are the 2 variations of the cars plates



Best Regards,
a340pilot

[Edited 2003-12-04 21:30:15]
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RE: I Show You Mine, Show Me Yours

Fri Dec 05, 2003 6:37 am

I have the standard red, white, and blue Mt. Ranier plate on my Washington registered Ford Escort. Washington also has plates for the universities (UW, WSU, Western, Central, Eastern Washington), square dancing, and Safeco Field.

Oregon standard plates feature an evergreen tree and Mt. Hood. Those ones are coming to the end of the run--ZZZ 999 is fast approaching. Some people choose the Conestoga Wagon, Save the Salmon or the Native American plates instead.

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RE: I Show You Mine, Show Me Yours

Fri Dec 05, 2003 6:46 am

They're quite boring here:





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RE: I Show You Mine, Show Me Yours

Fri Dec 05, 2003 7:33 am

This is the style of plate I have on my car:

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RE: I Show You Mine, Show Me Yours

Fri Dec 05, 2003 7:47 am


I have the all blue Michigan plate... boring I know.
 
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RE: I Show You Mine, Show Me Yours

Fri Dec 05, 2003 7:57 am

Our Volvo S80 and GMC Yukon both have these type plates:

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RE: I Show You Mine, Show Me Yours

Fri Dec 05, 2003 10:45 am

This is the plate i have on my vehicle... different numbers of course:

 
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RE: I Show You Mine, Show Me Yours

Fri Dec 05, 2003 12:12 pm





This is Nevada's current plate and the one I have on my car (actually two, in Nevada front and back plates are required).

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