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License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 1:39 pm

Whats design do license plates have where you live?

Here in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon:



In Queretaro, where I used to live:



Where do you think the most original license plates can be found?
 
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 1:46 pm

I think many cars that your plates are on were once in the US....
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 1:51 pm

A quick search on google and:

Anything and Everything you could want to know about Massachusetts Plates

http://www.w-a.com/maplate.htm
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Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:01 pm

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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:06 pm

Quoting Beefstew25 (Reply 1):
I think many cars that your plates are on were once in the US....

I really find this comment irrelavant....

P.S: Cars that come from your country don't normally wear mexican plates, they keep the american plates. These cars are more than 10 years old and are definatly not the mayority, I can tell you have never been to Mexico.
 
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:07 pm

Current:



Former:



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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:18 pm



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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:23 pm



on my car however is one that looks like...

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c131/lentigomaligna/ut457jvd.jpg

[Edited 2005-11-10 06:25:37]
 
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:24 pm



Certainly not the best looking plate around, definitely time for re-design. But the licenses aren't bad...



(P.S. The license above is not mine, I just found it online through Google image search.)
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:38 pm

Former Home State and College ....



Current Home.....

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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:55 pm

We have 9 provinces and 7 of the 9 have a standardised format, 3 letters, 3 digits then the province identifier, eg PKB 075 GP. KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape Province still have the older system which has a 2 or 3 letter town identifier then up to 6 digits, eg CA 251 819.

Most of the provinces also allow personalised plates which can be any combination of up to 7 characters, plus the province code. One of the most original I have seen was on a VW Beetle and the licence plate was Y2K BUG. Personalised plates can be transferred from one vehicle to the other.

This is mine on one of my old BMWs, it is currently on my motorcycle.
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:01 pm

Quoting Omoo (Reply 9):
Current Home.....

GO DAWGS! lol
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:13 pm

I'd show you Florida's..but there are so many that it'd take forever for your computer to download them.More than any other state. Everything from the "Challenger" plate..most popular..to "Protect Wild Dolphins."
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:17 pm

We have several different plates in South Australia:

http://www.transport.sa.gov.au/registrations/number_plates/index.asp

These are the standard plates though:



Custom plates vary in colour:

http://www.transport.sa.gov.au/registrations/number_plates/custom.asp
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:18 pm

I have these plates - they are personalized . . . .



Our Veteran's plates are like this. . . .

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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:25 pm

Michigan standard blue plate, been the standard plate since 1982. went from 123-XXX to XXX-123 and now XXX1234


Florida standard plate... looks stupid with the website..
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Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:41 pm

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Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:57 pm

Aruba - Dutch Caribbean



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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:28 pm

Ok, this is really boring, but here's one from Sweden:


also available in this format:


And a small tip on a link would be:
http://www.worldlicenseplates.com/
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:44 pm

http://img285.echo.cx/img285/5320/nrschilder8yb.jpg

As we have standartised license plates in Europe every country in the EU has the blue part in which the countries abbreviation is. D for Germany D(eutschland). S for S(weden) and NL for Netherlands... Ok you get the idea.
System in Germany is now. The first 1 to 3 characters mean the city or town where the car is registered. In the picture is S for Stuttgart.
small citys have 3 characters as mine (NOH = Nordhorn).
After that city we usually have 2 characters which wheter are chosen by you or are set randomly if you don't care.
After that you have 2 to 4 Numbers again picked randomly or your wish.
How many numbers there are depends on how many characters there are.
In Stuttgart you'll see many 4 numbered plates cause "Stuggy" only has one character and if you then only choose on character in the middle you'll tend to get 4 numbers.
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:14 pm

Old Style


New Style



You will notice that all standard ACT plates start with the letter Y
 
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:51 pm



UK style since 2001 (except Channel Islands/Northern Ireland)

Pre 2001 would be the same style, but number format A123 ABC instead.

Front is the same but white instead of yellow.

Cheers,
Noel.
 
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 7:17 pm

Quoting Noelg (Reply 21):
UK style since 2001 (except Channel Islands/Northern Ireland)

Pre 2001 would be the same style, but number format A123 ABC instead.

Front is the same but white instead of yellow.

Cheers,
Noel.

You forgot that you have the EU blue field with GB in it.

When i was living they exlpained the meaning of that various seeming numbers and characters. For example it remember that you could read on the plate how old the car is or so...

Would you mind to explain for me?

Regards
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:38 pm

This is the typical Dutch yellow plate. Big & quite ugly...

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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:36 pm

Quoting Jush (Reply 22):
You forgot that you have the EU blue field with GB in it.

NOT required at all. You can have it if you like, or you can have a Union Jack, England flag, Welsh Flag, Mazda, BMW symbol if you prefer - but no football clubs or Ulster flags.
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:52 pm

Quoting Jush (Reply 19):
As we have standartised license plates in Europe every country in the EU has the blue part in which the countries abbreviation is.

No we haven't standardized the licence plates, but the "federal" government has just wanted to make its presence felt by that 12 stars "glue-on" to the national plates. You have the same in your new driver's licence, the same "federal" symbol. In the US the States do not add any Federal symbols onto their plates, neither do their adorn the driver's licences as far as I know.

P.S. I just checked that you can, by special order, have your plates delivered without the EU stars here. So it will not be an offence if you sawed off the leftmost part!
 
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:08 pm



Could it BE anymore boring? I don't think so  Silly
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:10 pm

Quoting Eilennaei (Reply 25):
P.S. I just checked that you can, by special order, have your plates delivered without the EU stars here. So it will not be an offence if you sawed off the leftmost part!

Ah, good to see sanity up in Finland  Smile

I have a Portuguese flag sticker over the nasty ring of stars, which technically is not correct, but no-one ever said anything about it..
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:44 pm

Quoting Eilennaei (Reply 25):
No we haven't standardized the licence plates, but the "federal" government has just wanted to make its presence felt by that 12 stars "glue-on" to the national plates. You have the same in your new driver's licence, the same "federal" symbol. In the US the States do not add any Federal symbols onto their plates, neither do their adorn the driver's licences as far as I know.

P.S. I just checked that you can, by special order, have your plates delivered without the EU stars here. So it will not be an offence if you sawed off the leftmost part!

Thanks for that information. I didn't know i was so wrong. I stand completely corrected here. I thought all new license plates in the EU were delivered with that new blue part with the country code in it.

Now whats really interesting me if this is mandatory in germany or if i could get my plate without it. I will do a research on that.

Quoting BHXFAOTIPYYC (Reply 24):
NOT required at all. You can have it if you like, or you can have a Union Jack, England flag, Welsh Flag, Mazda, BMW symbol if you prefer - but no football clubs or Ulster flags.

You're right and i stand corrected here as well. i saw the Union Jack quite often. So i could have answered that myself. Thanks anyway for correcting my mistake.

Regards
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:48 pm

Quoting Jush (Reply 22):
Would you mind to explain for me?

Up until 2001, the number plate was in the format A123 ABC.

A = the year manufactured, each year you would get a new letter on August 1st. A-Y, with the exception of I,O,Q and Z. Q is reserved for kit-built cars, the others can be confused with numbers.

Before letter A, the letter was at the end, e.g. ABC 123A, until they got to Y and the above system came in.

123 = random numbers

A = random letter A-Y
BC = the place the car was registered. e.g. BC means the car is registered in Leicester.

In 2001, they got to Y and the letters ran out. Now, you get AB51 ABC.

AB = the region the car is registered in. E.g. RE = Reading etc.
51 = The year it was registered. Each year from 2001 there are two new cycles. 51 is second half 2001, 02 is first half of 2002, 52 is second half of 2002, etc. The first annual cycle starts 0 the second starts 5.

ABC = random letters.

Therefore, a car registered RE54 NET would be a car registered in Reading in the second half of 2004.

I'm sure there's a list on the net of the new/old regions - try a Wiki search or something if you're interested!

Cheers,
Noel.
 
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:56 pm

Quoting Noelg (Reply 29):
Up until 2001, the number plate was in the format A123 ABC.

A = the year manufactured, each year you would get a new letter on August 1st. A-Y, with the exception of I,O,Q and Z. Q is reserved for kit-built cars, the others can be confused with numbers.

Before letter A, the letter was at the end, e.g. ABC 123A, until they got to Y and the above system came in.

123 = random numbers

A = random letter A-Y
BC = the place the car was registered. e.g. BC means the car is registered in Leicester.

In 2001, they got to Y and the letters ran out. Now, you get AB51 ABC.

AB = the region the car is registered in. E.g. RE = Reading etc.
51 = The year it was registered. Each year from 2001 there are two new cycles. 51 is second half 2001, 02 is first half of 2002, 52 is second half of 2002, etc. The first annual cycle starts 0 the second starts 5.

ABC = random letters.

Therefore, a car registered RE54 NET would be a car registered in Reading in the second half of 2004.



I'm sure there's a list on the net of the new/old regions - try a Wiki search or something if you're interested!

Cheers,
Noel.

Thank you very much for taking the time to explain. I will try to keep that in mind this time.

Quoting Jush (Reply 28):
Now whats really interesting me if this is mandatory in germany or if i could get my plate without it. I will do a research on that.

And for all who are interested: I did a quick research and found out that in Germany you can only get the Euro license plate since 2000 or 2001.
That got me thinking. Seems that we were a little bit over ambitios with making it a law again. Anyway it saves putting a sticker on your car if you take your car for a spin in Europe.

Regards
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:03 pm

No fancy stuff permitted out here on Licence Number plates.

Earlier it was White on Black for Private Vehicles However Now
it Currently Black on White for Private Vehicles.
Black on Yellow for Public Transport.

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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:22 pm

Mine is one like this : 123 ABC 31 where only the "31" is right : it represents the "département" of Toulouse. The "123 ABC" is just an incremental "number"....
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:06 am

Quoting Acho (Reply 4):
I really find this comment irrelavant....

P.S: Cars that come from your country don't normally wear mexican plates, they keep the american plates. These cars are more than 10 years old and are definatly not the mayority, I can tell you have never been to Mexico.

You keep the American plates on all the cars that are stolen in the US and shipped down to Mexico? I don't think so.
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:12 am

Quoting Jush (Reply 19):
After that city we usually have 2 characters which whether are chosen by you or are set randomly

I have seen this in Freiburg in the car park of the company that I visit there, many of the cars' plates start with FR-GE (GE Healthcare).
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:19 am

The standard South Carolina license plate



In addition you can get a variety of different plates to support any of South Carolina's colleges & universities. Here's the USC plate



And here's the gallery of all the specialized plates one can get

http://www.scdmvonline.com/VehPlateSpecialty.aspx
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:47 am

Here is the current Texas plate. It looks nice and is a very big improvement over the previous one.



The previous one below.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b327/rodrigo777/texasold.jpg

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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:49 am

This is the current issue in Florida (started January 2004), not a personal favorite...



However, this style can still be seen a lot (maybe half of all tags are still this design)...




In D.C. where I want to move soon- IMHO they issue the nicest looking license plates in the country... My sister has these on her car and I am always jealous.

Now it should be "IFLYDCA"
 
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:03 am

I can not do links, so I will do my best to describe Oregon's plates:

We have plates for Crater Lake, Salmon, Native Americans, the Universities (Western, Southern, Eastern, OSU, and U of O) and the standard plate that features Mt Hood and an evergreen tree. Even though I live in Portland, I still have Washington plates (picturen in a previous post).

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Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:09 am

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Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:34 am

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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:51 am

Quoting Beefstew25 (Reply 1):
think many cars that your plates are on were once in the US....

I think many cars in the US were in Mexico before. (Manufactured in Mexico
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:55 am

Mine looks like this... Except it has MKE19R on it


It used to look like this... Except it had N717JG on it
http://www.yanktanks.co.uk/plates/ms669hrv.jpg

Soon it will look like this... Dunno what I will have on it though
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:57 am

Quoting Mt99 (Reply 41):
Quoting Beefstew25 (Reply 1):
think many cars that your plates are on were once in the US....

I think many cars in the US were in Mexico before. (Manufactured in Mexico

Racist Bigot Beefstew25 wouldn't be aware of this fact, considering his pea-size brain is still stuck in the 1950's....
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:59 am

Quoting Jap (Reply 26):
Could it BE anymore boring? I don't think so

If you were to inform us that they were danish plates, i think it could...  Wink
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:26 am

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 44):

If you were to inform us that they were danish plates, i think it could...  Wink

HOW?! :| they're danish plates... f00gly...
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:43 am

The basic New Jersey plate is pretty boring, but they offer some alternatives. For a fee of course.

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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:53 am

Here in Mexico plates used to be really boring:

1986 Nuevo Leon Federal Issue:



1998 Nuevo Leon Graphic:



200? Graphic:



And as already posted 2005:



In 1992 Mexico changed its numbering;
From RAA-123 to RAA-12-34

only Mexico City hasn't changed is numebering (123-ABC)

Current Mexico City:


In 1975:
 
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:08 am

Quoting IFLYMCO (Reply 37):
In D.C. where I want to move soon- IMHO they issue the nicest looking license plates in the country... My sister has these on her car and I am always jealous.

Notice the bit with "Taxation Without Representation" on the bottom? That pissed off Congress but they couldn't really do anything because they gave the right to plate design to the D.C. City Council.

As for my home state of California, I always like seeing these on old cars



And I will have one of these on my next car to support my alma mater

http://www.plateshack.com/california/ca-ucla.jpg

Actually, our state has quite a few really nice special plates

I am currently in Massachusetts which has these plates:



These are the old plates, which are still favored by people who had them, and are allowed to be carried over onto newer vehicles, or even transferred if you keep the old car but want the old ones on the new car:



And these are Louisiana's plates, where I was pre-Katrina:

http://www.plateshack.com/louisiana/la2006.jpg
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RE: License Plates Where You Live

Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:39 am

Quoting Beefstew25 (Reply 1):
I think many cars that your plates are on were once in the US....

Sorry to burst your bubble but most of the cars that circulate in Mexico were made here, and thus have never been in the US. ohh... and also hundreds of thousands that circulate in the US were made in.... gasp... Mexico.

P.D. The cars that you are talking about are more that 10 years old and are brougth here under a NAFTA clause, negotiated by good ol' papa Bush and widely hated Carlos Salinas.

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