Friday, April 30, 2010

Favorite #5: You know, that car

Ah yes, THAT CAR. See the original post and comments here. We'll be back Monday with all new plates!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Favorite #4: What does a gay horse eat? Haaaaaay!

See the original post and comments here!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Favorite #3: Don't be a gas-hole.

See the original post and comments here!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Favorite #2: That's a funny spelling of Virginia!

This is a favorite because of what happened in the comments. Take a look.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Vacation Note/Favorite #1

Good morning, Platerazzi! Mr. HLP & I are taking a much needed week off. But don't fret, we decided we are going to post some of our favorite submissions from this last year throughout this week. We'll be back next Monday with the best license plate entertainment we can provide. Your assignment in the meantime is the same: Send us those crazy, horrible license plates!

You're the best!

-Mrs. HLP

Our first flashback (click on the picture to see the full post and comments!):

Friday, April 23, 2010

I'm going to hurt that little punk who told me this Astro van was gangsta

Lindsey sent in RIPOFF. Rip off refers to, "when one is at the worse end of the deal." Lindsey writes:

I'm not sure if the owner is referring to the actual plate or the old van it sits on.

Um, I'm pretty sure it's both.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

My Hybrid can beat up your SUV

Happy Earth Day! What better way to save the earth than brag about it on our cars! Our first, however, does just the opposite: GAZGZLR (Gas Guzzler). Betsy T. writes: So basically, this jerk in a Chevy behemoth cut me off and I found myself rather annoyed. Then I noticed the license plate. Assbag is honest about his fuel consumption at any rate, but what takes the cake was the flag 'freedom' license plate choice. This is why the entire solar system hates America.
Helen C. sent in SAVERTH (Save Earth). So I'm guessing the driver of this vehicle bought an SUV, and then decided to go with an environment plate and message, you know, to cancel out all that bad karma.

Heidi R. sent in EPA OK. The EPA isn't FANTASTIC or GREAT or even GOOD. They are just okay... And I got this vanity plate to prove it.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Practice what you preach.

Ruth sent in BUY FORD. This one really speaks for itself, no?

I love you Virginia.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

What do you call the horse than lives next door? A NEIGHbor!

You asked for it. TRBL (Trouble) was snapped by Heather A. I think the trouble here is you drive a convertible in Maine (and it's dirty).
Wendy K. captured WOAHRSY (Woah Horsie) for us. Get it? It's a Mustang, which is also a wild horse. Hardy har HAR.

Monday, April 19, 2010

You had me at "bacon"

Brian P. sent in SOME PIG. He writes: It's a Pig Mobile, of course. Fremont Sunday market, Seattle, WA.

Do you think the horn honks OINK OINK!? Wouldn't that be totally sweet?

Honestly, if you are driving a giant porcine vehicle, then maybe it isn't so crazy to own a vanity plate. I can only hope they were serving some sort of bacon product from the back, or at least something with this sprinkled on it: Bacon Salt.

Friday, April 16, 2010

These plates are BANANAS. B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

Aaron sent in FZZYAPE. He writes: I saw this in downtown Minneapolis last week. Unfortunately, the lighting was such that I was unable to assess the driver's hairiness.

I GO APE is from Leslie. It doesn't surprise me that the New York DMV has approved a gorilla to drive. They also approved this ape. Thanks goes to this driver for warning us: Not only am I hairy, I'm crazy too.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I've just temporarly misplaced myself.

Jeff W. sent in IAMLOST (I am lost). I am almost positive this driver isn't trying to support search and rescue missions. I'm pretty sure he's just lost. Well that might explain the erratic driving, but this is no excuse for being a road hazard - Here is an item you might fancy. Then you won't need this annoying vanity plate. You're welcome.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Chapter One: How Not to Attract a Mate

sent in LYKMBIG (Like 'm big). Also note, this plate is on a Hummer, one of the largest vehicles known to man. He writes:

I don't even want to try guessing at the meaning of this plate. I am sending it because I assume you will have a chapter in your Horrible License Plates Coffee Table Book dedicated to Hummers. I also assume you will have a Horrible License Plates Coffee Table Book.

Chapter? Pssht. I could write a whole book on Hummer vanity plates. It would be called: Hummers: Sorry About Your Tiny Pee-Pee.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I AM retired. I was tired yesterday, and I am tired again today.

MooseNuggette sent in today's plate: NO401K [No 401(k)]. She writes:

I’ve seen this plate 3 or 4 times over the past year but it was always movin’ – go figure. Finally captured it for you! I happen to think it is pretty funny, but am pretty sure you’ll have a stronger reaction.

Stronger, indeed. Basically I think this driver is trying to tell us that he spent his retirement on a Porsche Carrera AND A VANITY PLATE. Really smart, if you ask me.

Monday, April 12, 2010

In case of fire, break glass.

Beth sent in this lovely Alaskan gem, NORMAL. She writes:

We saw this minivan at church this weekend. The plate cracked me up as there is, clearly, nothing normal about a minivan with flames. Awesome? Yes. Normal? No.

If there is one car that I thought could produce fires from its power and performance, it's a freaking Town & Country minivan. AM I RIGHT?! BadA$$!! This car is ON FIRE!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I just puked a little.

From the FAIL Blog. Happy Saturday everyone!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Virginia IS for lovers [and vanity plates]

LadyStyx sent in MKGLOL. So at first I thought, "How cute; They make people LOL (Laugh Out Loud)," but the real interpretation of this plate soon became clear: Making Lots of Love.

Eww. Keep your love making to yourselves please. Otherwise, I'm going to crash this car from the aneurysm I just had.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


EYEBREW is from Sarah. I am pretty sure they were going for something along the lines of, "I brew." However, that is a very unique way of putting it, right? Eye Brew? Sounds more to me like you are fermenting eyeballs.

Who wants a pint? Anyone??

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Don't hate the player; Hate the game.

(Click to enlarge)

RNM-OVR is a self submitted photo from Keoni. That's right, he owned this car at one point. He writes:

Don't hate on me too much! I was young, impatient and loved off-roading. RNM-OVR = "Run 'Em Over"

Honestly, I wouldn't mind if you ran over the ones with vanity plates... And those doing 50mph in the passing lane with their left turn signal stuck on. Pleaseandthankyou.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Everyday is a fashion show.

Aurora M. sent us DIVAJAG. She writes:

This was in the parking lot of an Econo Lodge in Orlando, Florida... The rooms go for like 30 bucks a night.... How DIVA CAN YOU BE FOR 30 BUCKS A NIGHT?

Also, Ms. DIVA, looks like your right eye has a bit of a cataract.

Monday, April 5, 2010

We don't need a boyfriend, do we Fluffy?

LadyStyx sent in MENBOO. I have no clue what this is supposed to mean, but I have some ideas. Number one: This driver hates men. MEN BOO! Booooo! Hissss!

Number two: This driver wants to scare men: MEN! BOO!

Number three: They don't know how to use spaces: Me n' Boo. Boo, according to the urban dictionary, is also another term for "boyfriend or girlfriend."

Well, at least one thing is for sure, they are animal friendly (still trying to decide about men, however).

Friday, April 2, 2010

Try Decaf Next Time

Heidi sent over this mind bender: NRJISD. She writes:

Vanity plates: better than coffee!

Get it? It says "energized." This one is so annoying that every time I glance at this photo my eye twitches a little. I hate this plate.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

That's What She Said

Tom over at MINI-E #250 sent in this plate, TOOBIG with the comment, It's the antithesis of what I drive (and promote)! Check out Tom's blog and you'll see why this is true.

Clearly this person's life is defined by excess, to the point where they've called themselves out with this awful SUV and corresponding vanity plate. Might as well say LAME, if you ask me.