Phaeton
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Favourite License Plate

Sun Mar 07, 2004 11:41 pm

Which country in your opinion has got the best looking license plate. For me it's:

1. Germany
2. Britain
3. USA

Cheers!

BTW, this is a very good web site concerning license plates

http://www.olavsplates.com/index.html
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RE: Favourite License Plate

Sun Mar 07, 2004 11:59 pm

When I lived in New York, I loved seeing the New York license plate with the Statue of Liberty on it. It represents the greatest state in the union today and they should have never changed it to that upstate New York look. Also I think the license plate here in Colorado that represents the Columbine High School massacure is a great way to pay tribute to the victims and school (lived only a few miles away when that horrible thing happened.)
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RE: Favourite License Plate

Mon Mar 08, 2004 12:44 am



gotta love that slogan.
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sushka
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RE: Favourite License Plate

Mon Mar 08, 2004 12:51 am

My favorite US plates are the ones that are mostly white. California, Ski Utah, Wisconsin, etc. I also like the old Red Arizona plates. Most of the centennial plates are too ugly, Idaho, etc. Especially the Utah on a light blue car. Ugh.
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iflyatldl
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RE: Favourite License Plate

Mon Mar 08, 2004 12:57 am

Florida has a great variety. KY's new one is kind of cool (It's that Friendly), I like GA's Wild Life and some other state's Humane Society Plates. And of course, I like UGA plates!  Big thumbs up
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JAL777
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RE: Favourite License Plate

Mon Mar 08, 2004 1:06 am

I'm thinking of moving to Virginia just so I can get this one:

 
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RE: Favourite License Plate

Mon Mar 08, 2004 3:22 am

I really like Arizona's current license plates and their use of the local landscape:

Source: dot.state.az.us

I'm not a huge fan of Slovenia's 1991-2004 design (A), which is closely based on Austrian plates (B):
A.

Source: pl8s.com
B.

Source: pl8s.com

...but I really like the plates Slovenia will adopt with its entry into the EU. They remind of the current German design (in real life more than in this picture):

Source: obala.net
 
scottysair
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RE: Favourite License Plate

Mon Mar 08, 2004 4:21 am

My guess that is best License plate is AZ, FL & GA.
 
Pendrilsaint
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RE: Favourite License Plate

Mon Mar 08, 2004 6:10 am

The new Georgia ones are great, very classy. South Carolina is nice as well, perfect blend of colors. The new New York ones look pretty good too. Ugliest in the USA go to Massachusetts, Michigan, and Vermont.
 
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RE: Favourite License Plate

Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:48 am

Northwest Territories and Nunavut in Canada, Gotta love Polar bear shaped plates.

http://www.canplates.com/canstick/nwt1975.html

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RE: Favourite License Plate

Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:58 am

BTW, I found an alternate design for the new Slovenian plates -- apparently the German-looking one hasn't been officially chosen:


Source: slo-site.com
 
IMissPiedmont
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RE: Favourite License Plate

Mon Mar 08, 2004 12:45 pm

I'm rather partial to Arizona's newest plate myself. But it tends to give the impression that Sahauros are a statewide plant. They're actually quite uncommon outside of Pima and Santa Cruz counties.

Way off topic though.
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AMERICAN757
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RE: Favourite License Plate

Mon Mar 08, 2004 12:52 pm

I love the Texas plate with the Space Shuttle and the OIL thingy and somethin else on it, its cool, my grandmas suv has that plate
 
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RE: Favourite License Plate

Mon Mar 08, 2004 1:19 pm

I started this exact topic a year ago.
My favorite is Northwest Territories, Canada.
Also Nunavut has the smame plate.






I also like the old blue & gold California plates from 1974-1986.
I have one on my car.  Smile



Indiana's 1982-1984 plate is my favorite here in the United States.
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RE: Favourite License Plate

Mon Mar 08, 2004 3:05 pm

Here is some very interesting information about the font used on German license plates:

http://www.lineto.com/cont_des.html?ID=159&des=1&dir_id=59

However, I strongly disagree with the author's opinion that the font is "aesthetically hopeless"; I happen to think its one of the best license plate designs in the world. Maybe the author was referring just to the tendency of some characters to have different widths.

Image from the site:


[Edited 2004-03-08 07:11:16]
 
IMissPiedmont
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RE: Favourite License Plate

Tue Mar 09, 2004 2:18 pm

OK, it's settled in my mind. I want a bear plate, and I want it now!
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silverfox
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RE: Favourite License Plate

Tue Mar 09, 2004 4:58 pm

In the UK it is illegal to mis space the letters and numbers

However i have seen the following

PEN 15

BOL 10X

and in the new form on a Porshe

BA51 ARD

I neary got ASH 1T and S111 TOT with the rivet between the first two '1's

Anybody work them out?
 
DeltaGuy
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RE: Favourite License Plate

Tue Mar 09, 2004 5:03 pm

The new Challenger/Columbia plates here in FL...


or....if I lived in VA....


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Delta767300ER
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RE: Favourite License Plate

Thu Mar 11, 2004 6:37 pm

I really like New York's new standard plates as well as a "few" of the Florida specialty plates such as The University of Miami, Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches Assocation, Police Athletic League, The Panthers one, and the Challenger. I think the standard Fla plates suck though!

I'm also a fan of Arizona's w/ the desert background.

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lugonza_2001
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RE: Favourite License Plate

Thu Mar 11, 2004 10:30 pm

Hi!

I love the USA plates, specially the ones from rural places, like Wyoming, Idaho,... i have many USA license plates, which look much better than the ones we have in Spain.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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